- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On February 17, 2016
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In order to make good hiring decisions, you need to know as much as you can about a candidate. But checking references takes up a significant amount of time which is why it is usually only done at the end of the hiring process for only a small number of candidates.
What if it were possible for you to ask every applicant for references and do less work than if you only asked a few? Well, it’s possible with VidCruiter’s automated reference checking system. Instead of using your valuable time, applicants take on the task of contacting their own references and getting them to fill out a private online report. You don’t need to do anything until the reports are complete and then you can review them whenever it is convenient for you.
Asking the same questions to each referee is important if you want to be able to compare the candidates fairly. With our software, you can specify all the questions beforehand, along with the format of the answers (written, audio, or video). When each referee is answering the same set of questions, you are eliminating the chances of introducing any inconsistencies.
Having to submit a reference in the form of an online report makes referees feel more accountable and because of this, their responses are usually more insightful and honest. Knowing as much as you can about a candidate helps you make the best hiring decision. VidCruiter also helps to increase your overall response rate by allowing referees to answer your questions on their own time. When they can choose a convenient time and place to do a reference, the chances that they will complete the task are much higher.
With an automated reference checking system, you are collecting a large amount of personal information. Depending on your location, your company may have to adhere to certain rules and regulations when it comes to data hosting. In the United Kingdom, there is a law that controls the way personal information can be used called the Data Protection Act. Similarly, there’s the “data protection principles” which are a strict set of rules that must be followed.
Your company may be bound by regulations like these, and if you need a UK-based automated reference checking system hosted in the UK, VidCruiter has you covered. We can host all of your data on your behalf within the United Kingdom, while you maintain all the ownership rights to that data.
VidCruiter also has you covered if you need your data hosted outside the UK! We have Canada-hosted automated reference checking, US-hosted automated reference checking, and Europe-hosted automated reference checking to meet all of your data hosting needs.