Reference checking.
Made Simple.

Simply safer.

Protects your business from fraud

Simply faster.

Reduces cost and time-to-hire

Simply smarter.

Collects 60% more data


Our clients make faster, smarter and more confident hiring decisions

Xref brings ease, security and value to the recruitment process. The online, automated solution delivers data-driven candidate insights, and our customer-centric platform and team offer the flexibility and scalability you need to hire the best talent, quickly.

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How does it work?

Xref improves hiring efficiency with a reliable solution that offers ease of use while collecting more data and reducing the threat of fraud. Here's how it works in three simple steps.


Employer adds candidate to Xref: data privacy measures kick in


Candidate drives the process, sharing referee details


Referees provide feedback, typically within 24-32 hrs

Featured case study

Westpac gains headcount efficiency and process centralisation

Westpac’s Talent Acquisition Strategy Manager, Adam Buxton, discusses the improvements he’s seen in turnaround times and costs, headcount efficiency, and process centralisation, since introducing Xref.

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Connect Xref with everyday apps

The Xref platform is integrated into the Oracle Taleo applicant tracking system, offering users an end-to-end recruitment workflow that minimises time-to-hire whilst ensuring consistency and governance across the hiring process.

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Xref and iCIMS offer mutual customers an increasingly comprehensive recruitment support service, and allow iCIMS customers to tailor and scale their reference checking process seamlessly, alongside their existing iCIMS solutions.

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Bullhorn and Xref partnered to offer scalable, technology-led products for the recruitment industry, via cloud-based solutions, that achieve better results and minimise missed opportunities through automation.


Xref and SmartRecruiters have partnered to offer a seamless recruitment process, via integrated cloud-based solutions which aim to streamline the recruitment process for candidates, hiring managers and recruiters alike.


Xref has been integrated into the Equifax platform, allowing clients to move seamlessly from the employee verification and pre-screening services of Equifax, to the reference checking capabilities of Xref.


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