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What Is Zinc?

Zinc is an award-winning, all-in-one global background-checking tool offering 12 checks in 190 countries:

Save 90 minutes per employee
Turn weeks of manual checks into an automated, one-click process. Request checks directly from your ATS.

Screening takes days, not weeks
Candidates start jobs faster with Zinc. The average check turnaround time is 3 days.

Elevate your candidate's experience
Applicants rate Zinc 4.8 out of 5. Give candidates an experience that reflects your employer brand.

Who Uses Zinc?

⚡Zinc is an award-winning all-in-one background and reference-checking software ⚡

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 - Introducing world firsts: instant employment verification and reusable global right-to-work checks.
Zinc Software - Introducing the one-click check. Zinc integrates with ATS systems, including Ashby, Greenhouse, Workable, SmartRecruiters, Lever, Teamtailor, Pinpoint HQ, LinkedIn Talent Hub, and Hibob. All integrations are free of charge!
Zinc Software - Lightning Turn-around Times, Zero Admin & World Class Candidate Experience.
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
4.8
Customer Service
4.9
Features
4.8
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
82%
4
16%
3
2%
Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Financial Services Software, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Hassle-free experience

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: I really think you have a superpower around

Pros:

Everything is good. The hassle-free experience seamless experience with zinc.

Cons:

Nothing. It was a wonderful experience with zinc

Zinc Work Response

4 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words on Zinc! It's great to hear you had a good experience using the platform. Rachel

Vishal
AML KYC Analyst in India
Telecommunications, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The best Automated BGV tool ever

5.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: The experience was up to the mark and I enjoyed it while using.

Pros:

Simple to use and least time consuming with smooth interface.

Cons:

There are less options available to choose in the qualification check section for example: if any person with whose highest qualification is 12th standard, then what option he will choose it's a bit complicated. Kindly provide some specific options to those whose highest qualification is 12th pass or they are pursuing their Graduation degree That's all.

Sarah
Technical Recruiting Manager in US
Media Production, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Okay product

3.0 6 months ago

Comments: All of our issues have been solved quickly which is great but I've been surprised at the amount of issues we have had in this short time frame... Such as errors in billing, errors in the difference between UK and US regulations, and just general reference check confusion.

Pros:

Great customer service and very responsive rep. Easy set up and integration into ATS.

Cons:

My main concern has been that we often have to remind Zinc that we are based in the US and so there are significantly different legal requirements. I also dont like how Zinc tends to blend reference checks, employment verifications, and background checks. In my experience, a reference check is to get a candid response on how one specific person worked with this individual. An employment verification is to verify the dates that they worked there. A background check is to get the criminal background and maybe some identity verification. It has gotten pretty confused internally for us because of the way you have to set this up in Zinc.

Tilly
Talent Partner in UK
Information Technology & Services, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Quick and Easy

5.0 4 weeks ago New

Pros:

Zinc is super fast and easy to use. The information is accurate and just what we need. It saves us so much time having to find and collect this information ourselves.

Cons:

nothing - i have nothing that they could improve in and happy to continue to use the products offered to us.

Domenico
Complaints Specialist in Spain
Banking, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

The platform is very innovative

5.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: It has been an very good experience so far

Pros:

The platform is easy to use and intuitive. You can ulpload your documents safely and a dedicated team review them for the backgrpund check

Cons:

I did not see any cons about the platform

Zinc Work Response

4 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words about Zinc, we really appreciate it! Rachel