Searchlight Reference Checks combine the best of behavioral science and equitable AI to create a psychometrically sound assessment. We surpass the accuracy of most interviews, so you can hire faster and onboard better.Start your free trial
Our references will explain why Searchlight is the best, fastest solution
“Searchlight has taken a lot of guesswork out of our hiring. Before Searchlight, I thought the only way to get this data was through interviews and by doing the reference calls myself. Now my whole executive team knows that Searchlight’s reference data is superior to what we used to get.”
Head of People and Operations, Coda
Structured, accurate data that quantifies the intangibles
89% of mishires are caused by a soft skills mismatch. Searchlight’s methodology and behavioral data predicts post-hire performance and ensures the right match for every role.
Searchlight’s Talent Matching is scientifically validated to de-risk hiring decisions
Searchlight’s powerful software analyzes patterns and context to differentiate between good and great references. Our assessments are psychometrically sound and achieves accuracy 3x higher than most interviews.
“We can get candidates through the interview process 40% faster with Searchlight. Searchlight fixes the broken reference process, and our hiring managers call Searchlight their crystal ball for hiring.”
Elizabeth Shober Smith
VP Talent, Udemy
Automate, streamline, and standardize your reference process
85% of Searchlight references are completed within 36 hours. Click a button, get references, no phone tag.
Interview less and close top talent
Companies use Searchlight early to replace interviews and unlock valuable data. Eliminate friction in crucial closing stages while using Searchlight data to win competitive talent.
“Searchlight is the empty chair in our candidate debrief. We use the data to show hiring managers that the candidate meets our criteria from a behavior standpoint. By centering the conversation around behaviors, we reduce bias from risk-averse hiring managers.”
Chief People Officer, Verana Health
Evaluate candidates fairly and holistically, beyond credentials and resume
Searchlight provides a 3D picture of each candidate’s job-specific capabilities, soft skills, growth areas, culture alignment, and work motivations.
Hire more underrepresented candidates and hit your diversity & inclusion goals
Our ethical AI software is continuously audited to have no adverse impact while achieving accuracy levels higher than most interviews. Use Searchlight to confidently make hires from underrepresented backgrounds.
Get a best-in-class reference process out of the box
Invite candidates from your ATS, or directly in Searchlight with their emails. On average, you'll get 3 reference checks done in 36 hours.
reference checks in
To start the Searchlight process, candidates add their prior work experiences.
Searchlight handles sending invites to the references and automates reminders. We’ll keep you and your candidates in the loop.
Once references complete Searchlight once, they can share the data in the future. Most of the data is confidential, except for 1-2 questions that references can choose to make public.
of candidates will
happily do Searchlight
earlier in the hiring
Over 90% submit within 24 hours, even on weekends.
They take our 10 minute survey online, web or mobile.
Submit within 24 hours
Searchlight quantifies the intangibles to create a new standard that hiring managers can count on to make better hiring decisions.
Hiring Manager NPS Score
We build modern talent software for world-class teams
We have a 75+ CSAT and 68 candidate NPS. Our delightful user experience helps each candidate tell their talent story
We integrate with your HR tech stack. Searchlight’s intuitive platform helps you see results fast.
We're SOC II Type 2 Compliant, GDPR Compliant, and our ethical AI is internally and externally audited to have no adverse impact.
Our surveys and data visualizations will blow you away. It’s unlike any recruiting software you’ve seen before.
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