Digital reference checking

Refapp is a digital and automated reference checking tool that gives you full control of your reference checks. We help you to streamline, structure, increase the validity and GDPR-comply the reference checks in your recruitment processes.

How to improve the validity of your reference checks, backed by science



More than 2500 recruiters use Refapp for digital reference checking in their recruitment processes. 


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More than 100 000 reference checks are completed through Refapp each year. 

What our customers say


At Jerrie & Maquire, we use Refapp to digitalise our reference checking process. The tool helps us become even more efficient, and it is easier to get in touch with referees, even internationally. The referees appreciate the possibility of being able to provide their answers in writing or by a phone call at an agreed time. Our customers also appreciate the structured and professional report.

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Magdalena Dahlgren 
Manager, Volvo Group Recruitment

As a global company, Volvo Group Recruitment gets references from all over the world. Refapp is facilitating our reference checking in different time zones and saves us a lot of time. It is also very appreciated to submit a neat, transparent, and objective report to the Recruiting Manager!

Joakim Karlsson 
Recruiting Manager, Lernia

We have used Refapp for a couple of years, and the tool is now a natural part of our recruitment process at Lernia. Previously, we spent several hours a day struggling to get a hold of referees. Today, we usually have responses within 24 hours. Implementing Refapp has increased our internal efficiency and enabled us to provide feedback to our candidates quicker.

Pierre Sander 

VD Jerrie



Over 90 % of all responders that rate Refapp give a "Thumbs Up" of their experience. An equally large percentage of the users give the highest rating to the question of whether they would recommend the service.




On average, the response rate is 80%. References for white-collar workers, managers and specialists have an average response rate of up to 95%.



On average, the referees respond within 24 hours. Some of our customers have an average response time of 12 hours.

Work professionally – Save time

Avoid homemade templates and unnecessary manual work. Use a professional reference checking tool instead! With Refapp, you will save valuable time otherwise spent chasing referees.

Easy, yet powerful

Personalized emails and/or text messages gather information about your candidate, without any subjective judgment. Our cloud-based solution gives you full access at all times! 

Choose when and how to answer

Referees can answer when and how it suits them best. Either by phone, tablet or computer. The referee can also use Refapp’s calendar booking feature to schedule for a phone call instead.

Integrate Refapp with your ATS 

With our integrations, it is easy to initiate and manage your reference checks within your existing HR software. 


With Refapp you can feel safe. All information is stored encrypted with the highest security. The information is automatically deleted after a given time.


Structured and standardised reference checking removes cognitive bias (subjective judgment) and increases the reliability and validity of the reference check.


The more references, the higher reliability. Refapp's reference report presents the answers in a structured way that helps decision-making.

Employer Brand

Professional communication with referees and customers benefits the experience of your Employer Brand.


Do you remember the whispering game? Through digital reference checking, the recruiter does not distort the referee’s answers. Research has shown that with intuitive interpretation, you lose 50% of the predictive precision compared to mechanical interpretation.


During a traditional reference check, the recruiter’s gut feeling can influence what questions he or she asks the candidate. This approach poses a risk of discriminatory questions.

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Do you want a demo of Refapp? We can assist you in a physical meeting or online, whatever suits you best. Get in touch and we will tell you more!


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