10+ Checkmate Alternatives and Competitors



8.5 User Rating
$1 M Revenue
574+ No of Employees
2016 Founded
SaaS Industry
Reference Check Category
Barry Labinger CEO

Checkmate is a provider of high-quality pre-employment screening solutions. The company’s goal is to make the procedure of screening and hiring employees simple. They don’t want employers to stress too much about it. For them, it should be an easy task yielding the best outcomes. Their reference check platform was designed to automate the screening and hiring process to the delight of many employers.


Logo Name Sort Rating Sort CEO Pricing Sort Founded Sort Revenue Sort Employees Sort Location Sort Reviews Sort Customers Sort
Skillsurvey Reference Check Skillsurvey Reference Check 9.5 Ray Bixler N/A 2001 $27 M
1654+ Reviews
10M +
Checkster Checkster 9.4 Yves Lermusi N/A 2006 $15 M
1547+ Reviews
51K +
Jointl Jointl 9.3 Andrew Zukoski N/A 2019 $48.5 M
San Francisco 1558+ Reviews
Zinc.work Zinc.work 9.2 Luke Shipley $38.49 2017 $3.5 M
London 1895+ Reviews
6K +
Outmatch Reference Check Outmatch Reference Check 9.1 Greg Moran N/A 1989 $25 M
Dallas 1654+ Reviews
1M +
Wellstar Wellstar 9 Candice Saunders N/A 1993 $914.5 M
Georgia 1649+ Reviews
24K +
RefNow RefNow 8.9 James Fall $13.29 2017 $1 M
London 1654+ Reviews
1K +
HireRight Reference Check HireRight Reference Check 8.9 Guy Abramo $39.95 1995 $375 M
1589+ Reviews
6K +
Crosschq Crosschq 8.7 Michael Fitzsimmons N/A 2017 $11.1 M
1587+ Reviews
470 +
Xref Xref 8.6 Lee-Martin Seymour N/A 2009 $10 M
Sydney 1658+ Reviews
180M +


$17/per check
To be used within 6 months of purchase
$145/per pack
10 reference checks per pack
Checks expire 6 months from purchase
High Volume Discount
Integration with HRIS or ATS
Multi-User System
Bespoke Customization

Key Employees

Paul M. J. SucheckiPaul M. J. SucheckiWriter/ Producer, Novelisthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/paulsuchecki


“ Review on checkmate ”

8/10 (overall) - Anthony D.
  • We find checkmate very easy to use.
  • It makes our pre employment check process quicker, easy and more streamlined.
  • They are continuing to grow this product, offering more pre employment other then just reference checks which is great.
  • Anything extra we have needed has been implemented through new releases over time.

“ Excellent Product ”

9/10 (overall) - Marika T.
  • 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.
  • Just the number of reminder messages but Checkmate is very open to feedback and looking to always improve processes.
  • I wish there was some more functions available

“ Best Addition to our Process Since We Started! ”

9/10 (overall) - Ethan S.
  • 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!
  • Best addition to our process since we started!
  • There are not enough applications.


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Q & A

Q. What integration does Checkmate have?

Checkmate is fully-integrated with LinkedIn, one of the best digital platforms to find skilled, talented, and qualified job candidates. Checkmate’s integration with LinkedIn enables referees to use their profile in verifying their identity. It’s a useful feature to ensure survey questionnaires reach their intended respondents.

Q. Is Checkmate free to download and use?

Unfortunately, Checkmate isn’t free to download and use. But you can get a temporary free trial of it. To get the free trial, you must sign up for an official Checkmate account. Checkmate will not ask for your credit card details. You should take advantage of the free trial before buying Checkmate.

Q. Can I open Checkmate using my mobile device?

Yes, you can. Checkmate’s developers designed their software to be compatible and accessible on mobile devices. So if you don’t feel like going to the office, you can always open Checkmate. Whether you’re at home, strolling in the mall, or having a quick vacation, you’ll always receive updates from Checkmate.

Q. Is Checkmate available as a Google Chrome extension?

Not yet, unfortunately. However, Checkmate’s developers announced that their software will soon be available as a Google Chrome extension. They didn’t announce an exact date of when on their official website. But they assure that it’s coming.