Automate your reference checks.
Do great things.

Spend less time chasing references & more time hiring great people.

Simply Faster.

Get detailed references & insights in as little as 24 hrs.

Simply Smarter.

Boost candidate experience with real-time updates.

Simply Safer.

Hire honest people with reference fraud protection.


Simply a smarter way to reference

Xref is an online reference checking tool trusted by organizations across Canada and the United States to enable fast, data-driven hiring decisions.

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

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How does online reference checking work?

Save time during your recruitment process and ensure you hire the right people.


Employer sends a reference request to the candidate via the Xref platform.


Referee provides feedback online via a mobile-friendly questionnaire.


Once complete, the candidate is notified and a report is generated for the employer.

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Book a 30-minute intro to Xref with your local team to see how online reference checking can work for your business and ask any burning questions.

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Connect Xref with your existing workflow

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