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Reference check with speed and confidence

Reduce time to hire and secure top talent fast. Make informed, compliant hiring decisions with Xref’s automated reference checking software.

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Reference checking

Hire top talent with quick, compliant references

Reduce unconscious bias

Select from a range of best-practice HR questions to create a reference check in as little as 30 seconds, with results returned on average in 18 hours. Save time and use a template or create your own custom survey tailored to a specific role or industry.

Alerts you to suspicious activity

Stay compliant and secure: Xref’s algorithm monitors multiple data touchpoints throughout the referencing process and will alert you to any unusual activity.

Quantifies feedback for actionable insights

Have peace of mind and confidence in your next hire. Reference reports offer easy to understand graphs that quantify skills and core competencies so you can compare and contrast candidates with ease.

How it works

Our reference checking software is tailored to the niche needs of the HR industry. Use Xref on mobile or desktop to create, send and receive a completed reference check in a few simple steps.

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We’re a best in class reference check provider


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Survey builder

Build consistent reference surveys in seconds

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Get started with ready to use, curated surveys.

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Tailor questions for candidates and references.

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Get recommendations on how best to build your survey.

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Select from a library of best practice, compliant questions or write your own.

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People records

Have clear visibility on your candidates, all in one place

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Create profiles for all of your talent relationships and remember best contact information.

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Cut down recruiting costs and time by storing previous candidates, referees and past employees.

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Filter and search through your people by where they sit within the talent lifecycle.

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View detailed reports including referee feedback and overall sentiment.

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Automated requests

Send and manage requests from one place

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Simple, fast and effective user experience.

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Send requests to multiple people and personas at once, all from one survey.

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Customise your candidate requirements, allow for multiple referees, time gaps and more.

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Send personalised notes to both the candidate and referees.

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Benchmark candidates with ease

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View detailed reports including referee feedback and overall sentiment.

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Measure skills and core competencies.

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Export or share candidate reports, either the full report or restrict the view to certain sections or data.

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Customise data with advanced filtering and sorting.

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Additional features

Everything you need to build corporate memory and make confident people decisions

Bulk Reference surveys

Xref allows you to send a Reference survey request to up to 100 candidates at one time.


Make hiring a remote workforce and global candidates easy. Xref supports multi-language functionality so you can select a language best suited to your candidate’s needs.

Progress updates and completion reports

Receive direct-to-inbox updates as your reference survey progresses. Our unique reporting functionality provides relevant insights on skills, core competencies and reference sentiment so you can make confident hiring decisions.

Talent Pool

Save time and reduce future recruitment costs. Search and filter by roles, skills and core competencies for past candidates and referees who are interested in being hired by your organisation.

Sentiment analysis

We’re often asked ‘How can I hear tone when I don’t speak to a referee over the phone?’ Xref’s sentiment analysis tracks word count to give, on average, 60% more insights into how a referee thinks and feels about your candidate.


Select from a library of best practise questions to create your own custom survey. Each template can be tailored to a specific role or industry and is compliant with worldwide regulations.

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Over 360+ reviews on G2 and counting

User reviews have proven to outperform any other assessments in the consumer world. That’s why we’re proud of what our reviewers have to say.

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Capterra rating 4.7 stars

93 reviews as of 18/05/2023


Capterra rating 4.7 stars

850 reviews as of 18/05/2023