What Is Zinc?

Your essential element for hiring at scale. Zinc is an all-in-one global background and reference-checking software that supercharges the capabilities of ambitious HR and hiring teams. Their range of integrated solutions turns bad to brilliant, saving weeks of team time while building brand love. With direct ATS integrations with Greenhouse, Lever, Workable, Teamtailor, SmartRecruiters, LinkedIn Talent Hub, Comeet, Ashby, Hibob, you only need to click a button to stay compliant.

Who Uses Zinc?

We're an all-in-one background and reference checking software that supercharges the capabilities of ambitious HR and hiring teams.

Zinc Software - Checks for every type of growing business. Our range of off-the-shelf checks are a simple and easy starting point for HR teams Zinc Software - Conduct background checks globally. Run global, cross-border checks in 200 countries that are completely safe and meet the highest compliance standards. Zinc Software - Introducing the one-click check. Zinc integrates with with ATS systems, including Ashby, Greenhouse, Workable, SmartRecruiters, Lever, Teamtailor, Pinpoint HQ, Freshwork, LinkedIn Talent Hub, and Hibob. All integrations are free of charge! Zinc Software - ISO 27001 certified. GDPR compliant. Securely share candidate profiles with colleagues and view it instantly on any device. Use our globally secure SSO for safe downloads, passwords, or email attachments.

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Reviews of Zinc

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.9
Customer Service
4.7
Features
4.7
Value for Money
4.8

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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Sarah
VP, People in US
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

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Seamless Greenhouse integration, flawless support, innovative approach, fantastic flexibility.

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: We're using it to reference between first and second interview. I was worried about candidate pushback but haven't really received any.

Pros:

I like how well it integrates with our ATS. It's easily built in as a step in our Greenhouse processes, and integrates really well into our process. We started using this product when we added references between first and second interviews. The support has been outstanding, every minor issue receives prompt attention and we had total support during setup. We're a tech company and I like how slick the interface is; it allows responses via text and we get the responses more quickly that way. The system is also highly customize-able.

Cons:

I really don't have a ton of constructive feedback. It's working well for what we need and we can change as our needs evolve.

Abigail
HR Generalist in US
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Zinc's Customer Service is Amazing!

5.0 3 years ago

Pros:

Zinc is very easy to use once you get the hang of how things work. I also love the fact that you can text the references instead of calling them. It is a real time saver! Also, the customer service I receive is impeccable! Customer service reaches out to me at least once a month to see how everything is going and responds when I have an issue in a timely manner.

Cons:

At first, using Zinc through greenhouse was not very intuitive, but once I figured how to use it, it is easy as can be!

Verified Reviewer
Head of Product Engineering (Web) in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Easy to give references; helps kickstart the process and provides structure

5.0 2 years ago

Pros:

Keep in mind I've only used this to write a requested references for friends. A lot of the time when asked to provide a reference, it can be hard to construct from scratch. Zinc made this really simply by providing direct questions and easy to access keywords to describe an individual. Furthermore, it creates questions ahead of time to help you really focus on communicating what is necessary.

Cons:

Typing experience is a bit strange (buggy?) - I found when pressing backspace to remove a letter after a new word and a space that it would also remove the space as well leading to a bit of a confusing typing experience at times.

Jason
Marina Manager in Canada
Hospitality, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Review

4.0 2 years ago

Pros:

being able to conduct an interview over the computer rather than in person

Cons:

kept kicking me off/ saying there were errors, but it all went through in the end

Linda
Lead Digital Delivery Manager in UK
Government Administration, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Professional and speedy

5.0 7 days ago New

Comments: Exceptional software which would highly recommend

Pros:

The dashboard and notifications were the most impactful for me as at a glance I could see the status of references and checks

Cons:

The background checks are high level, would be good to have a little more detail when drilling down