About Checkmate

Checkmate is an automated online reference checking software that collects and verifies employee reference information. Features include automated alerts for reference requests, identity checking using LinkedIn, custom branding of the Checkmate platform and fraudulent reference prevention.

Checkmate contains a catalog of reference check template questions to choose from. Alternatively, recruiters and hiring managers can create their own role specific questions for each candidate. Checkmate uses an Intelligent Questionnaire (IQ) functionality to gather answers in real time and create questions based on the responses being given.

The platform sends reference requests via email and/or text to candidates for them to nominate referees and answer questions set by recruiters and hiring managers. Referees then receive a secure link to complete the candidate reference. Upon completion, referees return the reference which will appear in the recruiter dashboard for review. Completed references appearing in the dashboard can be shared, downloaded, or archived for future hiring needs.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported Languages

English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

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Features

Total features of Checkmate: 17

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Custom Forms
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Templates
  • Deadline Management
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Employment Eligibility Verification
  • Feedback Collection
  • Feedback Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reference Checking
  • Reminders
  • Status Tracking
  • Talent Acquisition

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(15)
Value for Money
5/5
Features
4,8/5
Ease of Use
4,9/5
Customer Support
4,9/5

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Ethan S.
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best Addition to our Process Since We Started!

Reviewed on 2019/08/28

Pros

Since using Checkmate, we've been able to hire more candidates, take on more clients, and most importantly spend time in more pressing areas. To date we've turned 26 referee's into candidates that we've now placed - through them showing interest and openness for new roles within the questionnaire!

Cons

Best addition to our process since we started!

Marika T.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent Product

Reviewed on 2020/04/29

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Excellent. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] responds quickly and is able to help with any minor issue we have had with our own internal systems. More than helpful and very generous when we were trialing the product to ensure it worked for part of our organization that we were trialing it on.

Pros

The product is easy to use, you can customize your template and you don't spend hours of wasted time try to contact the referee as they can complete the template in the time that suits them. The time it traditionally takes for references to be completed has reduced significantly.

Cons

Just the number of reminder messages - but Checkmate is very open to feedback and looking to always improve processes.

Misty B.
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

People info

Reviewed on 2020/12/27

Overall experience was ok..You can find out a lot..The money you got to pay is not worth it when it...

Overall experience was ok..You can find out a lot..The money you got to pay is not worth it when it gets the info wrong on the person .But they are good about giving you the money back

Pros

Well I like best about this software is it is so EASY TO USE.Really common sense to use this..You can find out alot

Cons

What I like the least is some of the information is incorrect because a lot of the info on me was most definitely incorrect.

Nicole W.
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Increased user experience and reduced follow up required

Reviewed on 2020/05/01

We have seen a number of benefits through CheckMate including, but not limited to cost savings,...

We have seen a number of benefits through CheckMate including, but not limited to cost savings, increased candidate and referee experience, reduced follow up time due to automatic reminders via email and text to candidates and referees, openness to introducing new features based on customer feedback. We have also seen an increase in completion of reference checks.

Pros

Ease of use for both internal users and candidates and referees has been a big positive. The mobile optimisation available to candidates and referees leads to a positive user experience. Ability to build customised reference templates for specific roles enables us to have a unique approach. CheckMate is integrated with our applicant tracking system which allows information to be available through one source. The support we have received has been fast and efficient. The CheckMate team are open to suggestions and feedback and are able to implement changes quickly. The pricing of the software is extremely competitive in the market.

Cons

Anything extra we have needed has been implemented through new releases over time.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Human Resources
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Cost-Effective, Easy and Fast!

Reviewed on 2019/05/14

We hire high volume roles and we have seasonal variance so this is a great tool to assist with...

We hire high volume roles and we have seasonal variance so this is a great tool to assist with streamlining the process for everybody, it's easy for the candidate and referees which is important to us.

Pros

I really liked how easy it was to get set up and start using the system, we had urgent roles we were hiring and we could get these references completed within a few hours.

The ability to control our brand was a really unique cool feature, and being able to design our questionnaires allowed me to tailor them to the unique roles we often hire. Being able to do everything via SMS and on mobile is also an awesome feature!

The service was really helpful, and always available to answer any questions I had.

Cons

The only con was that the system didn't integrate with our recruiting system, however, this is currently being built and expected in the coming months.

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Checkmate FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Checkmate.

Checkmate offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$17,00
  • Pricing model: One Time License
  • Free Trial: Available

Casual Check: $17 per check Plus Pack: $145 per pack (includes 10 checks) Enterprise: customized pricing (contact vendor for further information) Each reference check includes 3 referees per candidate. Free trial includes 3 free checks.

Checkmate offers the following features:

  • Mobile Access
  • Reminders

Checkmate has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Checkmate supports the following languages:

English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

We do not have any information about what devices Checkmate supports

Checkmate integrates with the following applications:

LinkedIn, NCR Aloha

Checkmate offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support

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