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Why Xref

Why the best choose Xref

Xref is a global, best in class, HR and recruitment technology company that empowers organisations with people-focused feedback to make great decisions.

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Key benefits

We're HR specialists

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Faster turnaround times

Have detailed reference checks completed on average within 18 hours.

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Benchmark candidates

Measure candidates against core competencies specific to the role.

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Real-time progress updates

Keep track of the progress of your requested references with real-time updates.

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Reduced risk of fraud

Receive notifications of suspicious activity with Xref's multi-touch fraud algorithm.

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Action-orientated insights

Easy-to-read graphs provide actionable insights for confident decision-making.

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Compliance and security

Xref is ISO27001 certified and GPDR compliant.

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24/7 support, no call centres

Our a global Customer Success team are available in your timezone for local support.

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Seamless connectivity

Our cloud-based solution can be accessed on any device from anywhere at any time


“Xref offers us the evidence we need to feel confident about the decisions we make.”



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Hudson RPO

“Xref has revolutionized our recruitment process.”

Kimberley Hubble, Global RPO Leader

Hudson RPO

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Qantas aeroplane

“Xref frees up time for more strategic HR tasks.”



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Uniting Care not-for-profit

“We've got so many other things besides recruitment that we're doing so being able to have that peace of mind that in 60 seconds...it's really helpful.”

Rachel Hutchcroftl, Talent Acquisition Partner


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Michael Hill store

“The increased level of security has raised a number of cases of fraudulent activity which may not have been detected through the traditional reference checking process.”


Michael Hill

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Awards and accolades

We're an award-winning company

Customers testimonials and reviews

Our users love us. Here's what they have to say

Over 250+ 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.

Why users love us
out of 5
Ease of use
Quality of support
Ease of setup

Leading the pack across the board


Capterra rating 4.7 stars

93 reviews as of 18/05/2023


Capterra rating 4.7 stars

850 reviews as of 18/05/2023

Xref reviews sourced by G2
Awards and accolades

We're global HR tech leaders

Xref is a leader in Reference Check on G2


Products in the Leader quadrant in the Grid® Report are rated highly by G2 users and have substantial Satisfaction and Market Presence scores

Xref is a leader in Mid-Market Reference Check on G2

Leader (Mid Market)

Products in the Leader quadrant in the Mid-Market Grid® Report are rated highly by G2 users and have substantial Satisfaction and Market Presence scores

Xref is a leader in Reference Check on G2

Momentum (Leader)

Products in the Leader tier in the Momentum Grid® rank in the top 25% of their category's products by their users

Xref is a leader in Reference Check on G2

Best Usability

The Best Usability product in the Usability Index earned the highest Usability rating in its category

Users love Xref on G2

Users Love Us

The Users Love Us badge is earned after collecting 20 reviews with an average rating of 4.0 stars.

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Discover how you can use Xref across your talent journey

Lee Martin Seymore

CEO & Co-Founder

Lee‑Martin Seymour is a co‑founder of Xref. He has 20 years recruitment experience across many geographic and market sectors.

For 13 years Lee worked for one of the world’s largest specialist recruitment companies. As a result he understands the demands of the employment market and is passionate about pioneering positive change for the long term.

As a serial entrepreneur Lee has identified and successfully leveraged market opportunities to aid innovation in the employment sector.

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