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Businesses of all sizes use Xref to protect themselves against fraud and breaches in discrimination and privacy whilst saving time and money

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What is Xref ?

Online candidate referencing

Xref automates the candidate referencing process via an easy to use, mobile-ready, fully reportable, cloud-based platform. Xref addresses one of the biggest pain points in the HR industry - the way candidate reference checks are collected. Traditionally this has been a very manual, phone-based process, driven by the employer. 


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Use Xref to combat reference fraud, collect more meaningful referee feedback and leverage insightful analytics.


Include additional compliance to your recruitment method. Xref protects employers from privacy and discriminatory breaches.

Our Clients

iTR Partners are an IT recruitment agency. By using Xref to automate the collection of candidate reference checks each of our recruiters saves on average over 2 hours per week. This frees up more time for them to focus on growing our business, finding great candidates and strengthening relationships. In addition to the time saving, our clients seek comfort in knowing we have a thorough, consistent and secure referencing process in place. Our clients need to know that we are following best-practice and Xref forms an important part of this.

Greg Evans, Director - iTR Partners

Xref works great for us at DMCC. Our team has been impressed by the ease of use and the speed in which references are returned. We recently had one example where we had two referees come back and provide detailed references in just over three hours! Xref saves us lots of time and we are confident that referencing is being taken care of quickly and proficiently.

Mamoun Taraboulsi, Talent Acquistion Manager

The Westpac Group has partnered with Xref for over four years, enabling our recruitment team to collect candidates' reference checks in the most efficient and secure way possible. Most recently, we've successfully completed a full integration of Xref with our applicant tracking system, Oracle's Taleo Enterprise. Implementing Xref with Taleo will see a significant reduction in our team's average time taken to fill job vacancies, giving Westpac a competitive advantage in talent acquisition. At the same time it will ensure our recruitment process maintains the highest levels of compliance and governance.

Adam Buxton, Senior Manager Strategy and Practice, Westpac Group

Xref is a fantastic solution for a busy in-house recruitment team. We have been very pleased with the efficiency Xref have brought to our reference checking process. The time we save in the reference check process frees up time for our recruiters to focus on the value add areas.

Annika Wilson - Talent Acquisition Manager, AECOM

Xref has allowed us to structure and streamline the referencing process across all our retail stores. It's been a huge time saver for us and allows our Store Managers to focus on running their stores rather than collecting references. Xref is easy to use and it takes seconds to request references for a candidate. Not only this, Xref has added a layer of security to our reference process and we have been able to greatly reduce the risk of fraudulent hires at both store and head office level.

Anthony Dawson - Recruitment Manager, APG & Co

Xref has saved our business a huge amount of time & resource in what is typically a heavy manual process.  By automating & centralising the referencing process within our HR & Recruitment team we have given our hiring managers their time back to focus on more strategic tasks.  The team are extremely happy with Xref.  To request a reference takes them seconds & typically we will receive detailed, honest, reference reports back from referees in under 30 hours.

Melanie J Allibon - Group Executive, Human Resources

Our recruitment team loves using Xref. They have been really impressed by both the number of references that are returned in under 30 hours, as well as by the responses and insights that the questions provoke from the referees. Using Xref is definitely saving them time and is allowing them to focus on other tasks, secure in the knowledge that reference checking is being taken care of.

Jake Pickard - Head of Resourcing, Australian Super

We commenced using Xref as we wanted to customise our checks for each area of the business, reduce costs and streamline our recruitment process. Our expectations were far exceeded with turn around time being reduced with most checks coming back within 24 hours, our costs have been halved and the detail provided by referees is far better than expected. Our in-house recruitment team love this product. Xref is really simple to use, we receive quick responses as referees can respond on their mobile out of business hours and provide responses that are detailed and thorough. Xref speeds up the recruitment process and delivers a cost effective, high quality solution.

Deborah Grace - Senior Manager, HR Services, News Corp

Xref immediately understood our need to drive efficiency across recruitment. They delivered on-site training to our recruiters, set up a full production trial of the system and then provided us with a review that included detailed ROI analysis. The business case was simple, Xref saves time, saves money and helps protect our business. Our recruitment team love it - it's easy to use, they receive more detailed references and Xref gives them back their time to focus on finding great talent. Xref delivers long-overdue innovation to HR and recruitment.

Adam Buxton - Head of Recruitment, AMP

We are now using xref with a number of RPO clients across the region and we are very happy with the results to date. We have found our turn around times are consistently under 36 hours and the depth of feedback on candidates from referees is excellent. Also, because the reference request is sent to the referee from the candidate, the response rates are very high at over 95%. Our recruiters love the tool because of the ease, efficiency and thoroughness with which it allows them to do this very critical task

Kimberley Hubble - Global Head of RPO, Hudson

Using Xref to collect pre-employment references frees up time for more strategic talent acquisition. Qantas has also been able to reduce the possibility of reference fraud, increasing security around the validity of referees. Most recently the Xref team provided the expertise required to integrate their platform with our Oracle Taleo applicant tracking system. Xref is now fully embedded into a seamless, end-to-end recruitment workflow allowing Qantas to minimise time-to-hire whilst ensuring consistency and governance across our hiring process.

Alex Colley - Talent Acquisition, Qantas Careers

Our in-house team has been using Xref for high volume roles, for just over a year and they love it.  It has allowed us to automate what has previously been a very manual process, reducing the time involved in hiring but allowing that time to be spent on improving upfront sourcing and selection initiatives.  As a hospitality and entertainment business, a large portion of the people we’re contacting are from businesses that, understandably, operate outside of ‘normal office hours’.  Using Xref sees us getting close to 50% of our references completed overnight making for a more efficient turn around at the final stage of employment.

Amanda Tolley - Group Manager, Talent Acquisition and Development, Skycity

Our partners

Xref Candidate Referencing for Oracle Talent Management Cloud is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Offering added value to customers, Xref enables prospective employers to automate their pre-employment reference checks on suitable candidates, reducing valuable time spent chasing reference feedback whilst adding additional compliance to the recruitment process.

Oracle/Xref Press Release - February, 15, 2016

Xref and Verify have some mutual customers and will trial promoting each other’s services through integration of their platforms. Following satisfactory completion of the pilot program, Xref and Verify intend to enter into a longer-term integration agreement. The Xref platform will be branded "Powered by Xref" and integrated with the Verify platform, enabling Verify clients to take candidate references through Xref. Verify’s services will also be accessible from the Xref platform.

Verify/Xref Press Release - August 8, 2016

The collaboration between Expr3ss! and Xref gives customers access to a fully integrated predictive hiring technology and candidate referencing process, with tools to both pinpoint the right candidates for their culture and streamline the referencing process to protect against fraud and breaches in discrimination.

Expr3ss!/Xref Press Release - October 20, 2016

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Our pricing is structured to ensure customers realise a significant return on their investment by using our platform. In fact, today 1000’s of Xref customers will lower recruitment budgets, improve speed to hire and strengthen governance to protect their business from breaches in privacy and discrimination. Benefits include:

  • Data Governance
  • Insightful Analytics
  • Progress Updates
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Comparable Metrics
  • Customised Reports
  • Individual and Team Accounts
  • ATS Integration

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