Reference Checks
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Use ready-to-use templates to start in seconds or go custom - HiPeople’s survey builder has it all.

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50+ templates to choose from

Start in seconds with more than 50 templates. Personal Reference, Professional Reference, or job-specific templates - we got your back.

HiPeople Reference Checks - 50+ templates to choose from
Target References

Control who is a reference

Specify the number of references to gather and define their connection to the candidate. Optional: include the name of a particular references.

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Artificial Intelligence


Insert a job description and get hyper-specific reference check questions to build the most efficient reference surveys.

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Custom Questions

Build surveys your way

No need for a template? Create your reference survey from scratch and populate it with pre-built modules and custom questions.

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Audio, Video, Text

Go multi-media

Let references respond using text, multiple-choice, rating, audio, and video. Enhance their experience and increase the power of data.

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In science we trust

All HiPeople question modules have been designed by our people scientists building upon leading research.

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What modern teams using HiPeople are saying.

“The turnaround time is great! We aren’t missing a candidate reference. Reference Checks can be a daunting task, but HiPeople makes it really easy.”

Tiera Dobbins, Talent Acquisition Services and Operations Manager at NFL National Football League
Tiera Dobbins
Talent Acquisition Services & Operations Manager

“HiPeople allows me to get mundane tasks like reference checks out of the way. Our time-to-fill went down 31% in the last year and we made 62% more hires.”

Sarah Garner, Director of Recruitment and Outreach at Vivvi
Sarah Garner
Director of Recruitment and Outreach

“We use HiPeople Assessments for volume hiring. With the introduction of HiPeople our work has reduced by about 50%”

Prem Kumar, Talent Acquisition Manager - Recruitment and Employer Branding at DAZN
Prem Kumar
Talent Acquisition Manager - Recruitment & Employer Branding

“Being able to use HiPeople’s AI-enable features allows for a better screening process to make sure that we are getting the right candidates.”

Alex Anderson, Learning & Development Specialist at Colas Canada
Alex Anderson
Learning & Development Specialist

“With HiPeople we are saving between 250-500 hours of screening time every year. We completely switched to a skill-based candidate assessment in pre-screening.”

Maximilian Rauschen, Head of Talent Acquisition at Tourlane
Maximilian Rauschen
Head of Talent Acquisition

“We use HiPeople to objectively assess our candidate’s skills and capabilities. The more data we have, the more we can influence our quality-of-hire.”

Matthias Schmeisser, Global Senior Director, Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding at Emnify
Matthias Schmeisser
Global Senior Director, Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding

“HiPeople has been really helpful for us in automating the reference check process, verifying who the references are, and doing it in a much more fast and efficient way.”

Charlie Boyle, Senior Lead, Talent Acquisition Policy, Operations & Technology at Celonis
Charlie Boyle
Senior Lead, Talent Acquisition Policy, Operations & Technology

“Our former reference process was really archaic, very sticky. HiPeople has really given us the ability to customize when and how we do reference checks. That is really amazing!”

Janna Karwaski, Senior Director of Workforce Optimization at IntelyCare
Janna Karwaski
Senior Director of Workforce Optimization

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Questions you might have

How does the reference check process work with HiPeople?

The reference check process with HiPeople is streamlined and efficient: First, you have the option to create a check, utilizing either custom questions or selecting from a range of templates. Then, you invite the candidate to the platform, who in turn invites the references you specified. HiPeople takes charge from there, ensuring all necessary data is collected and analyzed thoroughly. At the end of the process, you receive comprehensive, ready-to-use reference check reports, enabling you to make informed decisions with ease.

Does HiPeople work for all industries?

Yes, HiPeople is versatile and designed to work across all industries. Whether you're in healthcare, tech, BPO, finance, government, NGO, or business services, among others, HiPeople's reference check process is adaptable and can meet the specific needs of various sectors, ensuring comprehensive and insightful reference checks regardless of your industry.

In which languages is HiPeople available?

HiPeople is available in a wide range of languages to accommodate users from different regions, including English, Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Finnish. If your language is not listed, we encourage you to reach out to us. We are continually working to expand our language support and may be able to enable more languages to better serve your needs.

Can I customize a HiPeople reference check?

Yes, HiPeople offers extensive customization options for reference checks to ensure they meet your specific requirements. You can edit existing templates and save them to your library for future use, create custom questions, or utilize AI-powered custom questions to get deeper insights. Additionally, there's a hard skills library that you can use and edit to tailor your checks even more closely to the competencies that are most relevant to the position you're hiring for.

Why is it better to use HiPeople than calling references myself?

Using HiPeople for reference checks is advantageous over calling references yourself for several reasons. Firstly, it's faster, as the platform automates the collection and analysis of reference data, saving you significant time. Secondly, it's cheaper because it reduces the hours spent by your team in manually conducting reference calls, thereby lowering operational costs. Lastly, you get better data; HiPeople's structured process ensures consistent, unbiased information and insights from references, leading to more informed hiring decisions.