Xref UK - Our first year: An inauguration we can be proud of!

Posted on 16 Jan 2017 by David Haines

Year one for Xref UK has surpassed all of our expectations. In just 11 months we’ve secured flagship clients across key growth industries, delivered hundreds of Xref demonstrations throughout Europe, presented at many of the region’s most popular events and written articles for leading HR publications.

In a year, the UK team has quadrupled in size. The team's performance since day one has been nothing short of inspiring and I’m proud to be able to say that we now have over 200 European users, in a wide range of industries. Furthermore, our European clients are achieving results consistent with the Xref global averages - a 24-48 hour reference turnaround time, whilst enjoying the ability to make better, more informed hiring decisions. Knowing that the Xref platform performs consistently around the world has been extremely encouraging.

While we hit the ground running internally, the past year was just as productive on the PR front. We began making our presence felt in London HR and recruitment circles appearing twice at the UK Recruiter Technology and Social Media Showcase, sponsoring the National Online Recruitment Awards as well as being featured in Recruitment International, HRMagazine, The Global Recruiter and PersonnelToday to name just a few.

As we turn our attention to 2017 we have a monumental year planned, packed full of event appearances, publications and product developments. However, what pleases me most is that we have a string of happy new customers willing to share their Xref stories with our burgeoning  collection of 2017 prospective new clients. So we will be kicking off the year at the In House Recruitment Expo in February, a change of office in March and a return to the UK Recruiter Technology Showcase in June amongst other exciting events and marketing plans.

We cannot wait to put our plans into action. I’d like to thank all of the Xref team for their hard work and dedication and wish all of our customers and partners a prosperous 2017 - we hope to meet you all along the way!

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