- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On February 17, 2016
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Traditional reference checking is a very time-consuming part of the hiring process, which is why most organizations only conduct them for a few finalists. With an automated reference checking system, such as VidCruiter, you can ask for as many references as you want from as many candidates as you want and still do less work than before. The more you know about your candidates, the better hiring decisions you will make.
We know how important your time is, which is why our automated reference checking makes the applicant do all of the work. They are the ones who contact their references and get them to complete a private online report. Then all you have to do is review them, whenever it is convenient for you.
When comparing candidates, it is important that you ask each reference the same set of questions. With VidReferencing, you create the questions you want to ask beforehand, and can even choose which format you want the responses to be (written, audio, or video). Standardizing the process makes comparing candidates a lot easier and wipes out the chance of inconsistencies being introduced by doing telephone reference checks.
Using our system, you will get a better response rate since referees can answer your questions at their convenience. This greatly increases the likelihood that they complete the reference. Not only that, but referees have also proven to be much more candid and insightful with their responses as they are able to put more thought into them. Having to submit a hard copy also holds referees more accountable than if they were speaking to you over the phone, which leads to more honest responses overall.
It’s easy to see all the benefits that come with an automated reference checking system, but it also involves collecting and storing a lot of personal information. This is why choosing a data host is an important decision and some companies must adhere to certain regulations when it comes to hosting their data. For example, in Canada PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act) outlines how organizations must handle and protect the data they collect and store.
If your company must host your data within Canadian borders, VidCruiter has got you covered. We just happen to have a Canadian automated reference checking system hosted in Canada. Any data you collect is still yours, and we can host it for you where you need to.
If you are in need of data hosting outside Canada, we have you covered with our US-hosted automated reference checking, Europe-hosted automated reference checking, and UK-hosted automated reference checking as well.