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Behind the Scenes: How Recruiters are Shaping Automated Reference Checks

The recruitment industry is undergoing a seismic shift with the integration of innovative technologies in reference checking. At the heart of this transformation is Credibled, founded by Brad Semotiuk and Elvine Assouline, which has pioneered a seamless and automated approach to reference checks. This article explores how recruiters, empowered by Credibled’s technology, are redefining the way automated reference checks are conducted.

Recruiters play a pivotal role in the recruitment lifecycle, and their needs have significantly influenced the development of automated reference check solutions like Credibled. Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes into how recruiters have shaped and benefited from this evolution:

1. Unlimited Requests & Transparent Pricing

Recruiters, often working on tight timelines and budgets, have driven the need for a flexible and cost-effective solution. Credibled’s Unlimited Requests model allows recruiters to initiate as many reference requests as necessary. Their transparent pricing model ensures that clients are only billed for candidates who secure at least one completed reference. This approach maximizes recruiters’ ROI while providing them with a predictable and straightforward billing system.

2. Streamlined Team Expansion

Hiring teams often expand or contract depending on recruitment needs. To cater to this dynamic, recruiters have shaped Credibled’s Seamless Team Expansion feature, enabling companies to add users or administrators without extra fees. This allows recruitment teams to collaborate efficiently without concerns about hidden costs.

3. Integrated Lead Generation

Recruiters often juggle between sourcing candidates and building business development opportunities. With Integrated Lead Generation, recruiters can activate a feature that asks referees if they are looking for a job or planning to hire themselves. This unique feature has turned the reference-checking process into a dual-purpose tool for attracting new candidates and potential clients.

4. Fraud Detection for Authenticity

Recruiters rely heavily on the integrity of reference checks. Recognizing this, Credibled introduced Advanced Fraud Detection to ensure authenticity and integrity in hiring processes. This feature enhances recruiters’ confidence in the quality and accuracy of references, leading to more informed hiring decisions.

5. Direct SMS Requests and Automated Reminders

Time is of the essence for recruiters. Credibled’s Direct SMS Requests allow recruiters to send reference checks via SMS, significantly speeding up response times. Additionally, Automated Reminders are sent to candidates and referees every 24 hours for four days, increasing the likelihood of completion without extra effort from recruiters.

The Reference Check Process at a Glance

Here’s how Credibled’s automated reference checks work:

  • Initiation: Recruiters initiate the process by sending out reference requests via email or SMS.
  • Customization: Customizable questionnaires cater to specific hiring requirements.
  • Fraud Detection: Built-in fraud detection enhances data authenticity.
  • Lead Generation Activation: Optional activation of lead generation adds business value.
  • Automated Reminders: Automated reminders improve completion rates.

Diverse Offerings for Different Regions

Credibled provides a variety of criminal background check packages tailored to different regions:

  • Standard Package: ID verification and RCMP CPIC system check.
  • Enhanced Package: ID verification and checks against RCMP CPIC PIP Niche Databases.
  • Base Package: Sex offender search and national criminal database search.
  • Plus Package: Includes state/country criminal search for a single current address.
  • Pro Package: State/country criminal search with unlimited addresses.

With Credibled's innovative solutions like Unlimited Requests, Integrated Lead Generation, and Advanced Fraud Detection, recruiters have an all-in-one platform that streamlines the hiring process while offering added business opportunities.


Recruiters are at the forefront of shaping automated reference checks. With Credibled’s innovative solutions like Unlimited Requests, Integrated Lead Generation, and Advanced Fraud Detection, recruiters have an all-in-one platform that streamlines the hiring process while offering added business opportunities. By harnessing the power of automation and leveraging the tailored features of Credibled, recruiters are not only meeting today’s demands but also setting new standards in the recruitment industry.

For more details or to book a demo, visit Credibled’s Demo Page.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The process is simple and streamlined:

  • Initiation: Recruiters send reference requests via email or SMS directly from the platform.
  • Customization: Questionnaires are customizable to suit specific job requirements.
  • Fraud Detection: Automated fraud detection ensures data authenticity.
  • Lead Generation Activation: Recruiters can optionally activate lead generation to attract new candidates and clients.
  • Automated Reminders: Candidates and referees receive automated reminders to ensure timely completion.
Credibled offers a transparent pricing model where you can initiate unlimited reference requests. You’re only billed for candidates who secure at least one completed reference, ensuring that your investment is maximized.

Credibled provides Advanced Fraud Detection to enhance hiring integrity:

  • IP Matching: Identifies potential fraud by matching IP addresses.
  • Response Consistency Checks: Detects inconsistencies in questionnaire responses.
  • AI-Based Analysis: Flags suspicious patterns indicative of fraudulent activity.
Credibled integrates Lead Generation directly into the reference-checking process. Referees can indicate if they are interested in hiring or looking for a job themselves. Recruiters can activate this feature at no additional charge to effortlessly attract new candidates and potential clients.

Credibled prioritizes data security and privacy through the following measures:

  • Data Encryption: All data is encrypted both in transit and at rest.
  • Compliance: Adheres to data protection regulations such as GDPR and CCPA.
  • Access Control: Provides role-based access to ensure that only authorized personnel can view sensitive information.
  • Regular Audits: Conducts routine security audits to identify and address potential vulnerabilities.