Enabling candid references so you can get hiring right 

Job referencing didn’t work – so we transformed the process to provide references that you can completely rely on.

Hiring the right people is one of the most challenging times for any organisation. It’s a balancing act: finding the right competence fit, the right personal fit, and the right cultural fit.

Get any of these wrong, and you can cause chaos. Hiring mistakes are costly and can devastate your culture and performance.

We reduce that risk.

ReferenceInConfidence enables referees to give candid feedback: Allowing you to make more informed hiring decisions.

The Problem With New Hire Referencing

References Are Important

Getting a mid-to-senior-level hire wrong can cost organisations between £10k – £75k each time.

... But Unreliable

More than 50% of referees “mark-up” job candidates to avoid legal or relationship issues.

... And Untrusted

A staggering 75% of managers feel they can no longer rely on references.

And Time-Consuming

Many previous employers avoid reference calls or just use pro forma references.

We Changed It Because It Needed Changing

Generate A Bespoke Questionnaire

Create position-specific online questionnaires in a couple of minutes.

Applicant Adds Referees

The applicant adds their own referees, taking the burden away from you while allowing you to specify criteria.

Candour Encouraged

Our unique system of aggregating and anonymising referee content encourages candour by referees.

Insightful Reports

Get an insightful, online reference that will fairly and accurately inform your hiring decision.

All within 2 or 3 days.

How It Works

Why ReferenceInConfidence?

Finding the right people is one of the most challenging tasks for an organisation.  Hiring mistakes are costly;  potentially impacting culture and performance.

We diminish that risk for our clients.


Low engagement, poor governance, and under-performance present opportunities for you to improve your workforce culture every day.  We offer a comprehensive range of solutions.

Easy to Use

Our services are all designed to be easy to use for employees, stakeholders, and administrators.

Highly Trusted

We deliver solutions that your employees and stakeholders can trust – so that they can give you their candid input.

Actionable Insights

We ensure that everything we do for you delivers clear, actionable insights.

We Care

We’re passionate about creating better working environments.  We hope you are too.


No time consuming or costly installation needed while benefiting from seamless system upgrades.

Our Packages

Note: Above prices are exclusive of VAT which will be added where appropriate.

Some of our Clients

What Clients Say

As an early stage, rapidly growing company, it is critical that every new employee is the right employee.  We are now hiring beyond our known network so it is critical we get honest feedback, ReferenceInConfidence gives us this security, as well as invaluable added insight. The service was easy to use and intuitive, saving us time and valuable resources.

Joe Stephens

CEO , Whispering Gibbon

For anyone involved in the hiring process, I would strongly recommend that they use ReferenceInConfidence. The tool has been a great addition at Jenson Solutions, and is not only quicker, easier and cheaper than the manual approach that it replaced, but definitely delivers higher quality insight in an easy to consume report.

Victoria Powell

Jenson Solutions