Introducing: Refapp Insights

Reference checking Emelie Dahl

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Unlock the true potential of reference checking with our latest update

A plug-and-play solution based on scientific research to help you better predict your candidates' work performance. 

Conducting reference checks that deliver insights should be effortless, for everyone involved. Our new form library makes it easy for you and your coworkers to choose the right questions for each role and evaluate the answers. You'll benefit from reliable and relevant information, the candidate from a fair process and the referee from a smooth experience. 

A scientific approach to recruitment🧠

The profitability of an organisation depends on the people who work in it. That's why successful recruitment is vital and so much research is done in this area.

The information gained can help us improve our selection methods and increase the likelihood of recruiting high-performing individuals. 

The value of 360º candidate insight

As the only step in the selection process where information about candidates' behaviour comes from someone other than the candidates themselves, reference checking can provide valuable insights.

"The tool helps us capture relevant behaviours and predict the candidate's job performance for the specific role we are hiring for, which is of great value to us. We simply select the template that matches the position and start the reference checking, which is carried out automatically. We receive the reference responses neatly presented in the form of aggregated data, making it easy to compare candidates and draw conclusions".

- Vilhelm Berggren, Team Lead Talent Acquisition Partner at Bonnier News

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Crafting effective reference questions that leads to informed hiring decisions

New Insights content - blank background for reports and hero images for blog (18)Our new and expertly crafted questionnaires are designed to elicit information that is both reliable and relevant, rendering them ideally suited for digital reference checks. By utilising our thoughtfully designed questionnaire library, organisations can efficiently and effectively gather the information they need to make well-informed hiring decisions.

The structure

The questionnaire in Refapp Insights starts with introductory questions, followed by professional knowledge questions, behavioural questions, counterproductive work behaviours and ends with closing questions.


Optimised reference checking 💡

  • Our questionnaires are designed with statements that provide insights into various characteristics that are indicative of job performance.
  • Multiple questions are carefully crafted to measure each characteristic, and the responses are consolidated into an index.
  • The reference report generated by our system aggregates all the data collected from references and calculates a mean value, providing a clear and concise overview of the candidate's performance potential.

Concise reports with relevant and reliable insights 🎯

After receiving responses from the references, the information is compiled into a concise and polished reference report that can be shared with colleagues or clients. This report offers a clear understanding of the behaviours that are most relevant to optimal job performance in the specific role that is being recruited for. With these valuable insights at hand, organisations can make informed hiring decisions and select the best candidate for the position.


Why choose Refapp Insights?🧡

  • Role-specific questionnaires:

    Gain valuable insight into the behaviours associated with job performance in a specific role. Choose from our extensive library of templates.

  • Science-based process: 

    Scientifically based questionnaires and a digital, standardised process increase validity.

  • Data to make informed recruitment decisions: 

    Relevant and reliable insights on whether the candidate is suited for the role they are applying for.

  • Professional and streamlined reporting: 

    Gain all of the candidate's references in one report to easily compare answers.

  • Automated reference checking: 

    Once you have chosen the questionnaire and provided information about the candidate, you can easily start the reference checking with one click in Refapp. The rest is done automatically and you receive the finished reference report by email.

Learn how our client Bonnier News is using Refapp Insights in their data-driven recruitment process.