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.


Fast and reliable references

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 Xref 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 the automated reference checking process 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.

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Featured case study

"We now enjoy an extra layer of referencing security."

Josie Cugliari, Manager of Talent Acquisition at Revera, one of Canada's leading retirement living homes shares the improvements they have experienced in terms of hiring efficiency and general peace of mind since automating reference checks with Xref.

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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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