Automated reference checks

RefNow saves time and money for recruitment managers by automating employment referencing. Rated 8.9/10 on TrustPilot.

Referencing in 3 easy steps

1. Create reference request

Create a new reference request for a prospective candidate in 30 seconds using the RefNow online employer portal.

2. Collect referee details

We ask the candidate directly for the most recent referee contact details and proceed to contact each referee for a reference.

3. References completed

The references can be easily completed by the referee from any internet enabled device. The reference report is generated.

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RefNow Reference Report

Better Reference Checking Software

RefNow utilises technology to streamline the referencing process down to only a few clicks.

Long gone are the days of having to chase up your candidate's referees to get a response - you can simply RefNow it in under 30 seconds.

  • Reduces time spent on referencing.
  • Fully compliant with GDPR.
  • A central store for all references.
  • Full mobile device support.
  • A Candidate driven referencing process.

Start saving time today

Try RefNow today and we'll include 5 free reference requests per month.

Benefits include:
  • From £1.80 per reference
  • Automates referencing process
  • Reference request in 30 seconds
  • Integrated ID verification
  • 24/7 referencing

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Pricing Plans

All our plans come with 5 free candidate requests per month. Learn about Free Reference Checks for Schools and Charities.


£25/month £25 off
  • 10 Candidates/month
  • 1 Agent User
  • 1 Question Profile
  • Helpdesk Support
  • Live Chat


£100/month £25 off
  • 25 Candidates/month
  • 10 Agent Users
  • 3 Question Profiles
  • Team Management
  • Helpdesk Support
  • Live Chat

Custom Contact Us

  • Unlimited Candidates/month
  • Unlimited Agent Users
  • Unlimited Question Profiles
  • Team Management
  • Helpdesk Support
  • Live Chat

The Customer Charter

You (our customers) are very important to us. Our customer charter keeps our business principles aligned to our customers best interests at all times:

Amazing Products

We continuously develop our products to always bring you the best new features as they are implemented into RefNow. All of our subscriptions entitle you to the very latest improvements and features.

Listen & Learn

All of our feedback is monitored and reviewed to ensure we don't miss any of your important suggestions. If you have a complaint we aim to contact you within 24 hours to find a resolution.

Affordable Prices

We know the importance of being an economical company, and we pass on to our customers the savings we make by reflecting them in our competitive subscription plan pricing.

Safe & Secure

Knowing the high amount of cyber crime that happens nowadays, we use tried and tested military grade SSL encryption to ensure all of our customers data stays safe and secure.

Premium Support

Our company is only as good as the support we provide. That's why we have multi-tenant support to handle your queries via web, email and chat. We ensure you always receive a response.

Always Improving

We are constantly benchmarking ourselves against other companies to ensure we are providing the very best product and services in the market. If we are not, we make the required changes.

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Meet The Team

James, Chief of Growth @ RefNow



James' 15+ years of experience working with startups has been invaluable for the RefNow journey. He is responsible for the technology stack we use to keep our systems online 24/7.

Jordan, Chief of Operations @ RefNow


Chief of Operations

Jordan is a recruitment specialist who has many years of experience from consultant level to management. He is responsible for ensuring the business operations run smoothly and efficiently.

Ashley, Chief of Commercials @ RefNow


Chief of Commercials

Ashley has multiple years of experience in the recruitment sector. He is responsible for growing RefNow globally across many markets to ensure as many people benefit from our services as possible.

Damien, Chief of Finance @ RefNow


Chief of Finance

Damien has worked with James on previous companies and he ensures the financial records for RefNow remain up-to-date and fully compliant with UK law. He also keeps the budget in check as we continue to grow.

Lisa, Senior Assistant @ RefNow


Senior Assistant

Lisa brings over 15+ years of experence of keeping our team to deadlines and ensures the right people are in the right place at the right time. Lisa ensures we attend relevant conferences and media events throughout the year.

Jamie, Chief of Marketing @ RefNow


Chief of Marketing

Jamie started his own Marketing Agency and provides support and guidance to our inhouse marketeers to ensure we are performing at our best across both our digital and printed RefNow advertising campaigns.

Common Questions

Everything you need to know before you get started

Why should I use RefNow?

Your time is valuable. Why spend hours per month chasing up people for references when you can spend just 30 seconds requesting a reference using RefNow. More and more people are switching to RefNow after seeing the benefits for themselves. Try us out today (You get 5 free reference requests to use per month!).

How much does it cost?

We give everyone 5 free credits per month so you can use RefNow completely free unless you need more, for which we charge per reference credit. The more you buy, the more discount you will get.

Is it built for teams?

Of course! You can set different levels of access for agents, team admins, and organisation admins.

Can recruitment agencies use RefNow?

Yes - we are built with recruitment agencies in mind as we know how useful our system will be for you! There are no limits on how many reference requests you can make.

Where can I find support?

Our friendly staff are available to assist you, please visit the RefNow support centre

How do I get started?

Sign up free in 60 seconds and then get started with 5 free reference requests per month.

Forever Free Plan

Sign up with RefNow in under 60 seconds and get 5 free reference requests per month with any plan.