- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On February 17, 2016
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Checking references is one of the most time-consuming tasks in the recruiting process but it is important if you want to ensure you make a wise hiring decision. Because it takes so much time, reference checking is usually only done for a select few of the most qualified candidates.
With VidCruiter’s automated reference checking system, you can ask for as many references as you want from every single candidate and still save more time than before. By getting the applicant to contact the references and have them complete a private online report, you can sit back and wait until they are done. Then you can review them whenever you have the time – simple as that.
To fairly compare each candidate, your reference checking system should be standardized to the point where each reference is asked the same set of questions. With VidCruiter, you can set up the questions you want answered and the format you want them answered in, whether that be written, audio, or video. During phone conversations, it is easy for inconsistencies to occur but VidCruiter takes care of that.
Because referees can answer your questions whenever they have the time, chances that they will complete the reference are significantly higher, which increases your overall response rate. Doing an actual report, referees also tend to feel more accountable and are usually more thoughtful and candid with their answers. The more you know about a candidate, the better able you are to make a good hiring decision.
Collecting a significant amount of personal information is part of any automated reference checking system. There are privacy laws set up in different regions that have to do with protecting this data. In Europe, for example, these laws are fairly rigid. The Data Protection Directive sets strict limits on the collection and use of personal data. Additionally, the European Data Protection Regulation was introduced to harmonize Europe’s current data protection laws.
If your company has to follow specific data hosting criteria and you need a Europe-based automated reference checking system hosted in Europe, your search is over. VidCruiter can host all your data on your behalf within Europe. Problem solved!
If you need your data hosted outside Europe, VidCruiter has you covered! We also have Canada-hosted automated reference checking, US-hosted automated reference checking, and UK-hosted automated reference checking to meet all our clients’ needs.