The Xref Recruitment Risk Index: Australian Industry Perspective surveyed 100 hiring managers to explore their attitudes towards the referencing checking process and uncovered major flaws with traditional approaches including; inefficiency, inconsistency and process fatigue.
The report provides a wake-up call to Australian organisations, with findings such as:
- 41% of hiring managers say they have lost candidates due to delays with reference checks
- 77% of referees have received an inconvenient and unplanned phone call to provide a reference
- 73% feel there are risks associated with being a referee on a phone-based reference check
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What is Xref?
Xref is a secure, mobile-friendly reference checking platform that significantly reduces time-to-hire and helps protect against candidate fraud.