- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On February 17, 2016
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Reference-checking, done the traditional way, is a part of the hiring process that requires a significant amount of time, which is why they are normally only done for the final few candidates. But finding out as much as you can about each candidate is important because it leads to better overall hiring decisions.
VidCruiter’s automated reference checking system allows you to ask for as many references from as many candidates as you want, while at the same time requiring less of your valuable time. With our system, the applicant does all of the work. Applicants contact their references and get them to complete a private report online. Once that is done, all you have to do is review them at a time that is convenient for you.
Since each candidate will be compared against each other, asking the same set of questions to each reference is important. The chances of inconsistencies occurring during a reference check over the phone is very high. Using our system, you can set up the list of questions ahead of time and even choose the format you want them answered in – written, audio, or video. Using this more standardized process, you are able to compare candidates much more fairly and evenly.
VidCruiter’s reference checking system allows referees to answer your questions on their own time which greatly increases the response rate for completing the reference. Also, referees are able to put more thought and insight into their answers. They tend to be more candid and honest as well since they feel more accountable with having to submit an actual report.
The benefits that an automated reference checking system can bring your company are clear but it involves collecting large amounts of personal information. When it comes to hosting this data, companies must follow certain rules and privacy laws depending on their location. In the United States, the Patriot Act applies to all U.S. governed companies and basically gives the government the right to access any information at any time.
If your company has certain hosting criteria and is looking for a US-based automated reference checking system hosted in the US, VidCruiter has got you covered. We are able to host all your data in the United States on your behalf, while your company retains full ownership of that data.
For companies looking for data hosting outside the U.S., VidCruiter also has Canada-hosted automated reference checking, Europe-hosted automated reference checking, and UK-hosted automated reference checking as well.