Online Reference Checks
The Information You Need - Without The Hassle
Reference and background checks can often be time consuming, which is why it’s important to remain as efficient as possible when you’re recruiting for your next employee.
At CVCheck, we offer online reference checking services that are cost-effective, fast and accurate. Our reference checks will verify a candidate’s previous job history and their references, sharing the results with employers online via email upon the completion of a check. We’ve provided reference checks for companies in Australia and internationally, making it easier for employers to hire the right staff.
Improve Your HR Efficiency up to 32% +
Save hours of admin time by outsourcing your reference checks to CVCheck
- 24/7 online convenience
- Mobile friendly experience making responses from candidates and referees easier and faster
- Direct SMS and email messaging to both candidate and referee for faster response time
- Questionnaire templates to suit your role
- Real-time status updates on the progress of your reference check
- Easy to read report, making it simple to compare and assess candidates
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Streamlined Employment Reference Check
Rapid collection of information from referees
Fast cost-effective candidate references
- Reference reports delivered instantly to your CVCheck dashboard.
- Simplified order process.
- Fraud protection built-in.
Estimated delivery time: 1 day**
Verified Employment Reference Check
All the features of our streamlined reference check plus more detailed employment information from the candidate's previous HR or Payroll department to confirm:
Fast candidate reference plus employment validation
- Reference reports delivered instantly to your CVCheck dashboard.
- The professional relationship between the referee and the candidate.
- The referees' position.
- The candidate's identity.
Estimated delivery time: 3 days**
** All turnaround times are estimated working times for Australian checks and are provided as a guide only. Turnaround times are based on our experience of the time taken for the majority of these checks to be delivered. However, CVCheck is reliant on third parties for supply of information, and in some cases those third parties may take longer to supply that information. Accordingly, CVCheck does not give any time guarantees for any checks or packages. It is CVCheck's policy and practice to keep you informed as much as possible if there are any unusual delays. Read more about our delivery times here.
Talent Acquisition COE Lead
The new streamlined reference check has seen a much quicker turnaround.
Given the fast nature of our business, especially retail, switching to the new streamlined reference check has seen much quicker turnaround times.
Talent Acquisition Project Consultant
Streamlined Reference Check set up was seamless.
The Streamlined Reference Check set up was a seamless one, it happened overnight. It is a much faster check turn around, I am glad we moved to the Streamlined Reference Check as it makes our recruitment turnaround faster.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the turnaround time for an online reference check?
The turnaround time of an online reference check varies as CVCheck are reliant on third parties for the supply of information. Generally, our Streamlined Employment Reference Check takes approximately 1 day** while our Verified Employment Reference Check takes approximately 3 days**.
These estimates have come from our previous experiences with clients and how long the majority of the checks took to be delivered. These estimates are based on the checks being Australian based. Please keep in mind that international checks may take longer. As our turnaround time is reliant on third parties, we do not give any time guarantees for any checks. However, we will keep you informed as much as possible, if there are any unusual delays we will contact you.
How reliable are CVCheck’s employee reference checks?
Since starting in 2004 we have built a reputation as one of the most reliable information verification companies in Australia. We conduct more than 300,000 verification checks every year for individuals, employers and private and government organisations. Our processes have been designed to reduce the risk of reference fraud and bad hires.
Our reference check questionnaire templates improve the accuracy and consistency of the data given, reduce the risk of recruiters asking discriminatory questions and reduce the risk of recruiters misinterpreting questions. Our methodical and secure data collection process adds additional governance and security to the recruitment process. Additionally, our reference checks have built in fraud protection.
What types of pre employment reference checks do you have and which would suit my business best?
We have two different types of reference checks available; our Streamlined Employment Reference Check and our Verified Employment Reference Check. Our Streamlined Employment Reference Check includes a reference report using one of our questionnaires or customisable templates. We have multiple different questionnaire templates available to suit the role that you’re hiring for and if you wish you can use your own reference check template.
This check has an estimated delivery time of 1 day** and costs $15.00 plus GST. Our Verified Employment Reference Check includes the questionnaire template from our Streamlined Reference Check and additional employment information from the candidate’s previous HR or payroll department. This check has an estimated delivery time of 3 days** and costs $35.00 plus GST. Which checks you decide to undertake depending on the needs of your business.
Can a reference check be used to contact referees that are overseas?
Yes, our reference checks can be used to contact referees globally. Please keep in mind however that international checks may take longer.
Can I use CVCheck for other online checks?
Yes, we offer over 300 checks across 190 countries. Our offering includes a number of different online checks including police checks, traffic and licence checks, psychometric assessments, VEVO visa and work entitlement checks, work experience verification checks, qualification and professional membership checks, credit checks, anti-money laundering checks and bankruptcy checks.
* All turnaround times are estimated working times for Australian checks and are provided as a guide only. Turnaround times are based on our experience of the time taken for the majority of these checks to be delivered. However, CVCheck is reliant on third parties for supply of information, and in some cases those third parties may take longer to supply that information. Accordingly, CVCheck does not give any time guarantees for any checks or packages. It is CVCheck’s policy and practice to keep you informed as much as possible if there are any unusual delays. Read more about our delivery times here.