Reference Checking.
Made Simple.

Simply faster.

References take less than 30 seconds to request.

Simply smarter.

Collects 60% more data than traditional methods.

Simply safer.

Significantly reduces the risk of reference fraud.


Quick and reliable online reference checks

Xref is an online reference checking software trusted by businesses of all sizes to enable fast, data-driven hiring decisions.

The fully automated solution turns a slow and inconsistent task into an efficient yet valuable stage of the recruitment journey.

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How does automated reference checking work?

With Xref, candidates are able to manage and monitor the progress of their references, and referees are given the freedom to complete their feedback as and when it suits them.

Here’s how it works.


Employer requests references and candidate confirms details via the Xref platform.


Referee provides feedback online in their own time, usually within 24-32 hrs.


Employer receives a secure, detailed analysis of the reference.

Featured case study

"Xref has revolutionized our recruitment process.”

Kimberley Hubble, Chief Executive Office, Asia Pacific at Hudson, explains how Xref improves referencing efficiency, delivers comprehensive feedback, and supports Hudson’s psychometric testing.

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Connect Xref with everyday apps

Automate recruitment and generate the insights that improve talent acquisition using Oracle Taleo.


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Manage your entire talent acquisition lifecycle via a single Saas application, using iCIMS.

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Improve recruitment efficiencies, from candidate sourcing to placement, with Bullhorn.

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Make better hires with ease using the cloud-based SmartRecruiters Talent Acquisition Suite.

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Achieve a 360 degree view of candidates with the Equifax employment verification suite.


Use Expr3ss! predictive hiring to find applicants with the right skills, attitudes and cultural fit.

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Make data-based finance and HR resource decisions with real-time visibility using Workday.

Workday Integration

Xref and SnapHire have integrated to offer users a more streamlined and valuable recruitment process.


The Lever Applicant Tracking Suite simplifies recruitment and offers seamless platform integrations for efficiency in hiring top talent.


Use Zapier to integrate, and move information between, the applications you use daily.


Access apps for all your hiring needs via Talent App Store, the app integration marketplace from SnapHire.

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