The Xref Recruitment Risk Index

Gain immediate access to recruitment insights from Xref’s inaugural research paper. Discover the key risks associated with traditional referencing methods.

29% of respondents have been asked discriminatory questions

The survey revealed major process ineffiencies

70% of candidates admitted to exploiting the process

What is the Xref Recruitment Risk Index?

Xref launched in 2011 to address a key industry issue: the inefficiency, inconsistency and vulnerability of phone-based reference checking. With hundreds of reference checks passing through the platform every day, Xref has collected a wealth of anecdotal evidence about the risks associated with this traditional recruitment process.

In response to this, and to formally present these risks to HR professionals, Xref conducted research to gather independent, third-party data that would help to quantify the problems it addresses, and support the advice and recommendations it offers clients.

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Xref improves hiring efficiency with a reliable solution that offers ease of use, collects more data, reduces the threat of fraud and alleviates the risk of data and discrimination breaches, in three simple steps…

Employer adds candidate to the Xref system

Candidate drives the process, sharing referee details

Referees provide feedback, typically within 24-32 hrs

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