Data Quadrant Awards 2021

Reference Checking


SoftwareReviews names Hireology Hiring Process and Checkster Reference Insights as Reference Checking Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Reference Checking

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Reference Checking Data Quadrant

Note The axes ranges are dynamically adjusted based on minimum and maximum values in the dataset

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Software Experience

When distilled down, the software experience is shaped by both the experience with the software and the relationship with the vendor. Evaluating enterprise software along these two dimensions provides a comprehensive understanding of the product and helps identify vendors that can deliver on both.

Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


Outmatch

Checkster Reference Insights

Checkster's Reference Insights, now a part of the OutMatch Talent Decision Platform, is an award-winning digital reference checking tool. Replace manual reference calls, get honest feedback from multiple references faster, and gain deeper candidate insights through consolidated, easy-to-read reports. Use our 12-level fraud check to stop bad hires and improve quality of hire and retention.

8.1

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+82

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
53Reviews

Hireology

Hireology Hiring Process

Source, Select and Verify Qualified Talent. Manage all hiring activity – write job descriptions, post to job boards, interview candidates and run background checks – from one, easy-to-use platform. Industry- and role-specific interview guides will make everyone feel like a hiring expert. You’ll hire with confidence using integrated skills tests, reference checks and background verifications.

7.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+88

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

70%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
15Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Checkster Reference Insights

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

CareerPlug for Reference Checking

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Checkster Reference Insights

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

Hireology Hiring Process

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

CareerPlug for Reference Checking

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

CareerPlug for Reference Checking

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

Checkster Reference Insights

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Xref Reference Checking

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Hireology Hiring Process

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

CareerPlug for Reference Checking

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

Hireology Hiring Process

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Checkster Reference Insights


Breadth of Features

CareerPlug for Reference Checking


Business Value Created

Checkster Reference Insights


Ease of Customization

Hireology Hiring Process


Ease of Data Integration

CareerPlug for Reference Checking


Ease of IT Administration

CareerPlug for Reference Checking


Ease of Implementation

Checkster Reference Insights


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Xref Reference Checking


Quality of Features

Hireology Hiring Process


Usability and Intuitiveness

CareerPlug for Reference Checking


Vendor Support

Hireology Hiring Process


Other Evaluated Vendors


SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey Reference®

SkillSurvey Reference® helps you create an automated, engaging referencing process that gives you meaningful feedback. The best indicator of future success is past performance. Get more insights on your candidates with an online, automated referencing solution that works for everyone.

7.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+75

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

78%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

48Reviews

Xref

Xref Reference Checking

Collect fast, reliable reference checks. 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.

7.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+78

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

70%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

23Reviews

CareerPlug

CareerPlug for Reference Checking

Managers Love Our Applicant Tracking. Our system makes it simple to move applicants through a structured hiring process – from anywhere at any time, all on one page. Plus it’s intuitive – our system is built for both Non-HR and HR people.

7.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+72

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

79%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

11Reviews

Healthcaresource HR Inc

HealthcareSource Automated Reference Checking

Automated Reference Checking helps hiring managers avoid bad decisions while improving process efficiencies. Ensuring candidates are screened is necessary for compliance purposes, and more importantly, for the safety of patients and residents. However, checking references by phone is time-consuming, inconsistent, and offers little insight into the quality-of-hire. HealthcareSource offers a candidate-driven, automated reference screening tool that leverages behavioral science.

7.4

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+79

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

74%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

39Reviews

Checks360

Checks360

Checks360 offers background screeners a vastly superior alternative to manual operations or home-grown bespoke systems.Checks360 platform enables the entire background screening process -from acquisition of candidate data to verification of the data and then onto preparation and submission of the final case-report.Checks360 is a highly scalable system that provides real-time case cum component status of cases under verification.

7.3

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+74

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

72%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

34Reviews

Hireright LLC

HireRight Background Checks

Protect Your Organization Although most businesses have high standards, they also are challenged by limited resources. In addition, they frequently need to move quickly when the time comes to make a hire. Yet each applicant and employee adds business and security risk. Fortunately, performing background checks on applicants and employees is an effective way to discover potential issues that could affect your business.

7.1

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+70

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

73%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

76Reviews

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About Gold Medal Awards and Software Reports

SoftwareReviews Gold Medal Awards recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace as evaluated by their users. Gold Medals are the capstone of an in-depth software evaluation report, and awarded using a proprietary, transparent methodology based on a composite satisfaction score that averages four different areas of evaluation: Net Emotional Footprint, Vendor Capabilities, Product Features, and Likeliness to Recommend. The Net Emotional Footprint Score measures user emotional response ratings of the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair). The top 5 vendors in a software category are eligible for awards pending composite scores achieve a sufficiently high satisfaction threshold.

Software Reports present comprehensive evaluations of software vendors on the above elements. Software buyers can use this data to make more informed, data-driven software purchasing and renewal decisions.

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