Our story

We believe in a fairer, more transparent process. One which is quick, easy, and productive for every party. A process enabling candidates to own their data, and companies to access the unbiased insights they need.
Zinc’s founding team have spent years in recruitment, talent, and HRTech. We saw a field plagued with inefficiency, prejudice and a lack of transparency. We first sought to solve the burden of referencing, then sought to tackle the broader category of background checking.

We believe that checking should respect

individuals' time, privacy, and work data.

So in 2020, we redefined our vision..

These are the key beliefs that make up our vision:
  • Zinc's formula will set benchmarks in efficiency and sustainable data.
  • Defining new forms of checking, creating new industry standards for reusability.
  • Zinc will create the fabric for the future of sustainable work data.
  • Shifting behaviours in checking, opening up new insights and purpose for checking.
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Life at Zinc


Our values

Seeking to understand your perspective first.
Empowering candidates with information and data.
We will go the extra mile to deliver delight.
We are truth seekers, providing transparent information.
Zinc was built with privacy close to our hearts.
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We're a solutions oriented team that seeks to solve.

Loved by the world's leading scale-ups

"The change to Zinc as our background check supplier has been a watershed moment. Turnaround times dropped, reporting is more transparent and everything is automated."
Oscar Machado
Head of Talent Acquisition, Photobox
"The backend functionality is as good as the front end; using it as a candidate is super straightforward, but as an admin it's even easier!"
Maddie Harris
People Operations Lead
"Zinc covers all the checks we need, has great customer service, integrates with the tools we use, and the whole system is very slick and easy to use."
Smitha Sanjeev
People & Culture Associate, Thriva
"Zinc is an absolute time saver for our hiring team. With Zinc, our reference checks have a much quicker turnaround as notifications are automatically sent through the system and the app is really easy to use."
Orla McRann
People Team, LoveHolidays
"We implemented Zinc because it saves us so much time. It’s definitely a step up from what we used before. Where possible we want to automate everything and make it easier and we’ve saved hours of time with Zinc."
Fay Pantry
Talent Partner, Capital on Tap
"Everything has been fantastic. We couldn’t have wished for a smoother integration. It’s actually been the easiest integration we’ve had with Workable - it’s just click a button and go."
Olivia Marsden
Recruitment Lead, AND Digital
"Zinc almost feels too good to be true, it’s so affordable, smart, quick and hassle-free. The app looks really cool and our candidates find it super easy to use."
Sandy Breitmeier
Talent lead, Hellofresh
"I was introduced to Zinc earlier this year and couldn't believe how easy it was to integrate with our ATS and HRIS systems. With a click of a button and we get all the checks we require on a global level."
Nikita Knezovich
Head of People and Talent
"The support has been outstanding, every minor issue receives prompt attention and we had total support during setup."
Sarah Bernhardt
VP of People
"All the feedback has been positive from our candidates. Zinc's amazing. It all happens very seamlessly and very smoothly, it’s never something I have to worry about. Very happy with Zinc."
Brittany Sims
HR Coordinator, Dext