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Reference checking
on autopilot.

Take the time and cost out of reference checking. Submit your employment reference checking request in less than 30 seconds and let automation deliver the results.

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With Xref it takes 30 seconds to request a reference, freeing up your work day.

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Receive completed compliant and detailed reference checks in 24 hours.

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Have peace of mind with Xref’s ISO27001 certified and GDPR compliant platform.


Simple on the surface,
smart behind the scenes.

Reference checking online helps you get better insights of your candidates in seconds.

Automate your employment reference checking process. With Xref you can submit your request and automation will drive a 24-hour turnaround with added layers of value, our online reference checking platform includes:

  • Bulk reference checking and unlimited references
  • Automated templates for your reference checking questions
  • Relevant insights and fraud alerts

Candidate provides reference details.

Sit back while your candidate initiates and manages the process with ease, control and assurance, through:

  • Timely progress updates
  • Multilingual selection
  • Data privacy consent

Insights flood in.

Collect timely and detailed responses you can trust, driven, protected and validated by:

  • Automated, tailored reminders
  • Potential fraud detection
  • Employment date and role verification 

An informed hiring decision.

Arm your final decision with a clear view of the entire process and your candidate’s performance, including:

  • Candidate benchmarking
  • Sentiment analysis
  • End-to-end audit logs
TEmplate builder

Uncover more, ask the right questions.

With Xref, select from a library of best practise questions and create your own custom reference check templates. Each template can be tailored to a specific role or industry and is complaint with worldwide regulations.

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Unique data and insights.

Track progress and enjoy complete visibility at every stage of the reference checking process. Xref users utilise data to strengthen their hiring process, this is a great advantage of our unique reporting functionality that provides relevant insights for each and every candidate.


Always hire the right candidates.

Xref’s algorithm monitors multiple data touch-points throughout the referencing process and will alert you to any unusual activity.

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The surprising benefits of Xref

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Report sharing and tracking

Quickly and securely send a reference report to a colleague from within the Xref platform using the report sharing and tracking feature.

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Value & trust

Trusted by more than 1,200 businesses globally, with reliable tech, dedicated account managers and local support.

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Identity verification

Verify your candidates’ ID using just your smartphone, by securely matching ID documentation to real-time data sources.

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Bulk requests

Send out the reference request to up to 100 candidates in one go.

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Background checks

Gather relevant background details for every new hire with one of Xref’s background checking integration partners.

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Build compliant pipelines

Securely store the contact details of references who have provided explicit consent to be contacted as a potential candidate.


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Trusted by more than 1200 businesses around the world

Xref has helped me save a lot in terms of the opportunity cost when you look at the amount of time I have back in my week. Now, I can spend that time doing other things as a 360 recruiter running my own business.

Mahlah Ludekens
Director of RecruitR

Why use Xref?

Our software has over a million happy users. Xref simplifes the reference checking process and allows  hiring managers to make the most insightful decisions when choosing the right candidate for your business.

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