As we are in the second quarter of the calendar year (yes, it is already May…terrifying, isn’t it?) now’s a good time for small businesses to look back on the goals originally set for 2017, and assess progress against them to date.
Any business in a similar position to Xref will be familiar with the challenge of continuing on the trajectory set after a particularly good year. But we’ve come to realise that it’s important to do as little self-contemplation as possible, and recognise that the success of your business is as much about your clients’ performance as it is on your own.
Ultimately, the workforce of today is busier and under more pressure than ever. This is particularly true for recruiting teams, which face an increasingly competitive war for talent, causing the need to do everything faster while maintaining accuracy and consistency. Automated and cloud-based solutions go some way to making this possible. Individually, they solve specific pain points of the recruitment challenge, through integration they work towards streamlining the entire process – making life simpler and more convenient for clients and contributing to their own ongoing growth.
According to the Q4 2016 Westpac-Melbourne Institute SME Index, one of the top three goals for Australian SMEs in 2017 is enhancing products and services, and this is very high on the Xref agenda.
Today, we’re delighted to announce our latest commercial partnership that will lend itself to this growth strategy, as we integrate with SmartRecruiters, the Hiring Success Company™, whose talent acquisition software is used by high-performance organisations for making the best hires.
Like Xref, the ultimate end goal for SmartRecruiters is to offer a seamless recruitment process to hiring teams. But also like Xref, SmartRecruiters recognises that it can’t do this alone and, by incorporating solutions onto its platform that fulfil processes and tasks for clients that it cannot, it will be able to offer customers a more comprehensive recruitment support service.
Both Xref and SmartRecruiters offer cloud-based solutions which aim to streamline the recruitment process for candidates, hiring managers and recruiters alike. Xref offers an additional benefit to SmartRecruiters’ clients by keeping referees happy and ensuring they provide the best possible insight on a candidate before an offer is made.
Timothy Griffiths is a pillar of the Xref concept. An MBA-qualified technologist with more than 20 years’ experience advising global companies. As CTO of Xref, Timothy’s technology start-up know-how has taken the business from a smart idea to a global success and his entrepreneurial background has been a key driver for this.
Executive Director / CTO Tim Griffiths
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Xref is a secure, mobile-friendly reference checking platform that significantly reduces time-to-hire and helps protect against candidate fraud.