Xref to provide candidate referencing services for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Posted on 19 May 2016

Human resources technology company Xref (ASX: XF1) today announced that it has secured the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) contract to provide third party reference checking services.

Xref automates the candidate referencing process through an easy to use, mobile-friendly, cloud-based technology platform. The platform will be used to support the hiring of approximately 1,400 paid staff before and during the Commonwealth Games, and each hire will require at least one preferred candidate reference check.

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be the largest sporting event hosted by Australia in this decade. The eleven-day event begins on 4 April 2018 and more than 6,000 athletes and team officials from 71 countries will participate.

Xref's platform offers significant advantages for employers as it takes an average 20 seconds to make a reference request, and 24 hours to provide a complete report including analytics. The process provides 60% more data than traditional processes, improving the quality of reference checking, helping to reduce reference fraud and saving time. The company's more than 350 clients include 20 per cent of the ASX top 50.

Executive director/ CEO Lee-Martin Seymour said: "We’re very pleased to have been chosen to partner with GOLDOC following a competitive tender process. This demonstrates the strength of Xref’s platform to manage candidate referencing processes for global sporting events."

Executive director/ CTO Tim Griffiths said: "Xref has a proven, secure and extensible platform for enterprise organisations and major public events. Our process provided security benefits and helps avoid discrimination and fraud. We are continuing to invest in our technology to further improve its global capability."

Xref joins companies including Seek, Ticketek and Centium Software providing services for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. More than 1,400 paid staff, 15,000 volunteers and 45,000 contractors will support GC2018.


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