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Reference Checking

Reference checking software helps recruiting professionals and hiring managers efficiently automate or expedite the lengthy process of manually contacting a candidate’s references. ​

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Checkster Inc

Checkster Reference Insights (Acquired by OutMatch)

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

8.1

CX Score

+81

Emotional Footprint

84%

Likeliness to Recommend

53

Reviews

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Badge Winner

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.

7.7

Composite Score

8.2

CX Score

+86

Emotional Footprint

68%

Likeliness to Recommend

14

Reviews

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

7.5

CX Score

+74

Emotional Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

47

Reviews

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

7.2

CX Score

+71

Emotional Footprint

79%

Likeliness to Recommend

11

Reviews

Healthcaresource HR Inc

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

7.7

CX Score

+79

Emotional Footprint

74%

Likeliness to Recommend

39

Reviews

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.

7.3

Composite Score

7.5

CX Score

+76

Emotional Footprint

68%

Likeliness to Recommend

20

Reviews

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

7.5

CX Score

+74

Emotional Footprint

72%

Likeliness to Recommend

34

Reviews

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

7.1

CX Score

+69

Emotional Footprint

72%

Likeliness to Recommend

75

Reviews

VICTIG

VICTIG Screening Solutions

Our mission is to provide you the best screening in the world. We do this by working proactively with our customers regarding their needs, being diligent in customer care, providing the best technology and efficiently managing vendors to ensure prompt, accurate and through screening. Our Guarantee

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Composite Score

7.6

CX Score

+77

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews