About Zinc

Zinc is a cloud-based automated reference checking solution designed to help enterprises streamline operations related to hiring, candidate assessments, information verification, and feedback gathering. The platform includes a questionnaire library, which allows managers to create custom surveys using multiple-choice options, free text questions, and Likert rating scales.

Zinc comes with a culture-fit reference generator module, which allows organizations to create reference questions based on culture-fit and vision/mission values. The solution offers a host of features such as automated email/SMS reminders, reference sharing, GDPR compliance, private profiles, data exchange records, personalized notes, follow-ups, and more. The built-in, blockchain-based database enables candidates to securely store information in a centralized repository for future reference.

Zinc collects candidates’ past performance data, which allows businesses to gain insight into applicant performance, communication feedback, and interpersonal skills via reports. Plus, it supports integration with various third-party applicant tracking systems (ATS) such as Greenhouse, Teamtailor, SmartRecruiters, Comeet, and Workable.

Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of Zinc: 23

  • Automatic Notifications
  • Background Screening
  • Built-In Database
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Templates
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Notifications
  • Feedback Automation
  • Feedback Collection
  • Feedback Management
  • Member Account Access
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Question Library
  • Reference Checking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Survey Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integration

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(16)
Value for Money
4,8/5
Features
4,7/5
Ease of Use
4,9/5
Customer Support
4,6/5

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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Other for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Easy to give references; helps kickstart the process and provides structure

Reviewed on 2020/08/20

Pros

Keep in mind I've only used this to write a requested references for friends.

A lot of the time when asked to provide a reference, it can be hard to construct from scratch. Zinc made this really simply by providing direct questions and easy to access keywords to describe an individual. Furthermore, it creates questions ahead of time to help you really focus on communicating what is necessary.

Cons

Typing experience is a bit strange (buggy?) - I found when pressing backspace to remove a letter after a new word and a space that it would also remove the space as well leading to a bit of a confusing typing experience at times.

Abigail A.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Zinc's Customer Service is Amazing!

Reviewed on 2019/10/17

Pros

Zinc is very easy to use once you get the hang of how things work. I also love the fact that you can text the references instead of calling them. It is a real time saver!

Also, the customer service I receive is impeccable! Customer service reaches out to me at least once a month to see how everything is going and responds when I have an issue in a timely manner.

Cons

At first, using Zinc through greenhouse was not very intuitive, but once I figured how to use it, it is easy as can be!

Jason L.
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Other for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

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Reviewed on 2020/07/20

Pros

being able to conduct an interview over the computer rather than in person

Cons

kept kicking me off/ saying there were errors, but it all went through in the end

Sarah B.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Seamless Greenhouse integration, flawless support, innovative approach, fantastic flexibility.

Reviewed on 2019/10/25

We're using it to reference between first and second interview. I was worried about candidate...

We're using it to reference between first and second interview. I was worried about candidate pushback but haven't really received any.

Pros

I like how well it integrates with our ATS. It's easily built in as a step in our Greenhouse processes, and integrates really well into our process. We started using this product when we added references between first and second interviews. The support has been outstanding, every minor issue receives prompt attention and we had total support during setup. We're a tech company and I like how slick the interface is; it allows responses via text and we get the responses more quickly that way. The system is also highly customize-able.

Cons

I really don't have a ton of constructive feedback. It's working well for what we need and we can change as our needs evolve.

Justine C.
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Other for Free Trial
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great way to do reference checks!

Reviewed on 2020/07/10

Pros

I appreciate how easy Zinc was to use and that I was able to submit my reference on my own time. I much prefer this to doing a reference check via phone!

Cons

Not anything glaring that I could think of! Perhaps there could be the ability to submit the review in the email that was sent (vs taking you to the Zinc website); I'm thinking something to similar to submitting a Google form.

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Zinc FAQs

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Zinc offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Contact Zinc for pricing details.

Zinc offers the following features:

  • Background Screening
  • Mobile Access
  • Onboarding
  • Reminders
  • Self Service Portal

Zinc has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Zinc supports the following languages:

English

We do not have any information about what devices Zinc supports

Zinc integrates with the following applications:

Comeet, Greenhouse, SmartRecruiters, Teamtailor, Workable

Zinc offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials

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