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reference insights

Use reference checks to hire with confidence.

Reference checks can provide powerful candidate insights yet, when done manually, can fall short in providing the critical information you need to make a good hire. It’s hard to make a smart decision about a candidate when you don’t talk to enough references or they aren’t able to be candid or thoughtful in their responses over the phone.

Checkster fully automates the entire reference checking process, gathering higher quality feedback in less time. Over time, analyzing this collective intelligence will help you to predict quality of hire.

See the facts here: Numbers never lie.





Checkster leads top industry comparisons



Checkster ranked the #1 reference checking software by real users two years in a row. 

  • Gather more feedback in less time
  • Identify fraudulent references
  • Improve quality of hire
  • Encourage candid feedback
  • Source passive candidates
  • Predict performance and turnover

How Reference Insights Works

    Simply log in and choose the reference survey you’d like to use.
    Your candidates receive an email asking them to invite references.
  3. Candidates invite references
    You can set a minimum number of references for the candidate to invite.
  4. Get reports and results
    Get aggregated feedback and reports providing instant insights about candidates.

watch 1.5min video: How Online Reference Checks Work

What Checkster's Reference Checking Service Can Do for You

  • Save Time

    Save  an hour of your time per candidate. In just 2 minutes you can set the automated reference check process in motion, giving you more time to focus on other strategic talent acquisition initiatives. 

  • 24/7 Reference Checks

    Candidates and references can access Checkster anywhere anytime, including on mobile and via SMS text maximizing your response rate.

  • Avoid Bad Hires

    The cost of a bad hire is 2x their annual salary. Checkster clients, on average, identify 12% of candidates as fraudulent or unfit for the company or role. Can you afford not to catch them before the offer goes out?

  • Conduct More Insightful Interviews

    Conduct online reference checks on your finalist candidates before hiring manager interviews, giving them more detailed information and insights on a candidate to have a more informed conversation.

  • Source Passive Candidates

    Using Checkster, 80% of your candidate’s references opt in to hear more about roles at your company. That’s 5 new passive candidates on average, per candidate checked. Build a highly qualified sourcing database quickly by automating your reference checks. 

  • Get More Responses

    Collecting references through Checkster gets you an average of 6 responses per candidate with the click of a button.

  • Webinar

  • What is digital reference checking?

    Find out how to move your organization into the future of talent acquisition and what you need to do to to be successful at hiring the right people.

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Checkster for Hiring

Capture and collect data and feedback at all the critical points in your hiring process with Checkster for Hiring including interviews, reference checks, and throughout a new hire’s first 365 days.
  • Interview Insights
    Mitigate bias, ensure transparency and capture interview feedback while it's still fresh, fair and accurate.
  • Reference Insights
    Stop chasing down phone references and collect higher quality feedback on candidates.
  • New Hire Insights
    Ensure your new hire is living up to expectations and learn how best to support them.


  • What questions to ask? Try this Reference Check Questionnaire checklist.
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  • Why reference checking matters in a digital world.
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  • Stuck on sourcing? Try this Ultimate Guide to Finding Passive Candidates
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