January 24, 2023

XRef: Northern Health’s new online referencing system

Northern Health has teamed up with XRef to create an online referencing system to improve the time efficiency, effort and stress associated with reference checking.

XRef is an online referencing system that will reduce time to hire and help secure top talent faster by making informed and compliant hiring decisions with XRef’s automated reference checking software.

XRef is mobile optimised, which means both candidates and referees can complete the required information on the go.

Nicholas Giglietta, Talent Acquisition Partner, says, “X-Ref will give time back to clinical duties, assisting with greater, more positive patient outcomes.”

Northern Health has arranged to have XRef fully integrated with Success Factors – requesting a reference check will be one click away, all within the recruitment software, Success Factors.

Staff will also have access to live status updates and the ability to export completed reference reports all from one place.

Northern Health has created discipline-specific templates for all areas including Medical, Nursing, Allied Health, Mental Health, Pharmacy, Pathology, Administration and Support Services, and Radiology. Staff will also have the option to further select if it’s a leadership position they are recruiting for. Each template will be built into Success Factors.

The system is set to ‘go live’ on Monday, 13 February 2023. Staff will automatically see the updates in Success Factors and be able to start using electronic reference checks.

Northern Health recommends attending one of the training sessions below if you are either a hiring manager or an additional user on Success Factors responsible for completing reference checks.

Northern Health will conduct three separate training sessions via Teams, providing staff with a live demonstration on how XRef works. Training will be held on the following dates:

Sharyn Schon, Talent Acquisition Coordinator/Acting Manager, says, “I am so proud of my team for implementing this new system which will create positive changes and reduce time to hire and time spent on administrative tasks.”

Emily Dawson, Director, Organisation Capability and Recruitment, was also very excited to be able to integrate an online and quality solution for reference checking. She says, “It will improve our time for recruitment and hiring.”

If you have any questions or feedback, please email the recruitment team NHRecruitment@nh.org.au