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Linium Adds Hundreds of Candidates to Their Talent Pipeline

Linium Adds Hundreds Of Candidates To Their Talent Pipeline

Automated Reference Checking Opens Up an All-New Sourcing Channel to Attract Talent

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About Linium

Linium is a globally recognized firm specializing in consulting, recruiting, and managed services. Linium works closely with clients to solve today’s most pressing operational challenges—whether it’s streamlining how business services are delivered across the enterprise, acquiring top talent, or enabling financial transparency with accurate plans and forecasts.

“Automated reference checking not only tells us how a candidate performed in the previous role, but it’s also predictive of how they’ll perform in the next role.”

-Amy Stringer, Operations & Recruitment Manager at Linium

Sourcing Summary

Since implementing automated reference checking in 2014, Linium has grown their talent pipeline by asking references to opt in as potential candidates.

Increased Talent Pool

  • References contacted to date: 2,320
  • References who have opted in: 513
  • Opt-in rate: 22%

The Untapped Potential of Reference Checking

As a recruiting firm, Linium wanted to gain a competitive edge by improving the efficiency of their hiring process, which includes checking references for candidates before they’re placed with a client company. The previous process— checking references by email or phone—didn’t provide a way for Linium recruiters to add any of these professional contacts to their talent pipeline for future opportunities. Linium was interested in using automated reference checking to tap into this previously overlooked source of talent.

“We were skeptical at first, but as soon as we tried it, we loved it. Automated reference checking is an amazing tool that allows us to be objective, and it can be accessed from anywhere, on any device.”

-Amy Stringer, Operations & Recruitment Manager at Linium


  • Each candidate invites 4-5 references
  • References who have opted in: 513
  • Opt-in rate: 22%


  • Job category, title, and level
  • Job search status: active or passive
  • Hire readiness score: 0%-100%
  • Contact info + LinkedIn profile

Using Reference Checking as a Sourcing Tool

Linium chose OutMatch reference checking because it’s entirely automated and eliminates the need for phone or email based reference checking. As an added benefit, OutMatch reference checking also serves as a sourcing tool by giving references the option to join Linium’s talent network, which provides access to job opportunities at several client companies. This feature adds hundreds of candidates to the talent pipeline and gives each one a “hire readiness” score based on their current career status.

Before completing the reference check, references who are interested in career opportunities with Linium are asked a few more questions, such as:

  • How satisfied they are with their current employer and compensation
  • How productive their relationship is with their current manager
  • When they might expect to begin looking for a new career opportunity

Responses to these questions are used to calculate the reference’s hire readiness score, which helps set recruiters up for success when pursuing new candidates.

Converting References into Candidates

By automating the process, Linium now has the opportunity to engage with references after the reference check is complete. It’s no longer a

one-time conversation—the reference check also serves to promote Linium’s recruitment brand and attract new candidates. With a 22% opt-in rate, Linium has added over 500 new candidates to their talent pipeline to date, and this sourcing channel will continue to grow the pipeline year after year.

About OutMatch

OutMatch delivers the data that’s been missing from your hiring process. With clear, measurable insight into candidates and new hires, your managers will make better hiring decisions, and your HR organization will finally be able to measure the impact of hiring on your company.

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