Reference checking.
Made simple.

Simply safer.

Multi-touch fraud algorithm reduces your risk of reference fraud.

Simply faster.

Mobile-friendly questionnaires take less than 30 seconds to request.

Simply smarter.

Detailed reports analyse 60% more data than traditional methods.


Collect fast, reliable reference checks

Xref is an online, mobile-friendly reference checking tool that enables 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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Ease and transparency throughout

Xref delivers an unparalleled candidate experience and timely reference responses. 

Here’s how it works in three simple steps.


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.

Featured case study

Westpac reduces reference turnaround time to an average of 22 hours.

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

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Connect Xref with everyday apps

Automate recruitment and generate the insights that improve talent acquisition using Oracle Taleo


Manage your entire talent acquisition lifecycle via a single Saas application, using iCIMS.

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Improve recruitment efficiencies, from candidate sourcing to placement, with Bullhorn.


Make better hires with ease using the cloud-based SmartRecruiters Talent Acquisition Suite.


Achieve a 360 degree view of candidates with the Equifax employment verification suite.


Use Expr3ss! predictive hiring to find applicants with the right skills, attitudes and cultural fit.

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Conduct background screening with speed, accuracy, and compliance using Checkr.

Checkr Integration

Make data-based finance and HR resource decisions with real-time visibility using Workday.

Workday Integration

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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