Why conduct reference checks?

Employment reference checks serve an important purpose - they help ensure compliance and verify the accuracy of a candidate's resume. Conducting reference checks allows you to gain valuable insight into a candidate's past work experiences, performance, and reliability. This protects your company from making a poor hiring decision and sets up the new hire for a smooth onboarding process. For basic compliance, you can conduct a simple employment date verification. For a more in-depth professional reference, you can verify the candidate's credentials and assess whether their values align with your company's culture and mission.

HRMC verified data
Five years employment history, instantly.
Zinc's direct HMRC integration provides instant, accurate employment data, reducing verification time and eliminating traditional reference check risks of data breaches and human error.
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Tailored to your specific needs
Zinc's referencing solution is fully customisable. Whether you want to conduct a number of years for compliance reasons, request a number of references, or tailor your reference check questions to obtain qualitative information for onboarding, everything is tailored to your specific needs.
Detailed reports
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Zinc gives you detailed reports, giving you all the information you need to have a smooth onboarding process for your candidates.
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Lightning fast checks
Reference checks are easy to request by candidates and easy to complete by referees. No more delays waiting for your candidates to start. Checks come back quickly with this frictionless process.

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Create a seamless workflow for your HR team with one-click check requests that save time and provide the insights you need in one place.
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The team of 16 recruiters is extremely happy with Zinc. Having these checks done and back within less than 24 hours is amazing.

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Request checks in seconds using Zinc’s seamless ATS integrations.
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Zinc handles global complexity, checking your candidate's wherever they work.
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Curate a checking package for specific countries or regulation. Or have one globally consistent range of checks.
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Simple and secure checks, helping you make safer hiring decisions.
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Custom brand your candidate's flows and choose light or dark mode. Candidate's can easily submit checks from any device.
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Reference check process

Step 1
Depending on your requirements, applicants submit employment and/or professional reference details.
Step 2
Zinc collects and validates the reference information through automated emails and texts and direct HRMC verification.
Step 3
Once complete, receive reference check notifications are sent to your inbox and ATS.


Can your software integrate with our existing ATS or HRIS platforms for seamless processing of reference checks?

Yes, our employee background screening software can integrate with your existing ATS or HRIS platforms. We currently integrate with over 14 ATS platforms such as Greenhouse, Workday, and Workable, for seamless processing of reference checks. You find find the integrations here: https://zincwork.com/integrations

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