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Michael Bachman

Mike has 20 years of experience within the recruitment industry and have worked many sides of the table. These include; staffing firms, sourcing tools / job boards, and job board analytics & SaaS platforms. Within these organizations, Mike held sales, operations, and leadership roles.
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Don’t Be A B***** Hole

Posted by Michael Bachman on Apr 26, 2019 12:05:36 PM

 

Scientists recently managed the first image of a black hole in space. And as momentous an event as this was, it doesn’t affect Preferhired Referrers as much as client black holes do. These are black holes we’re trying to avoid, not catch on camera. Client black holes behave in a way that is unfair to our Referrers, and at Preferhired, we take the people on both sides of our referral hiring equation equally seriously. So client black holes are a problem we’ve worked to alleviate.

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Topics: referral programs, employee referral program, high volume recruiting, referral hiring, employee engagement, employee referrals, seasonal hiring, retail hiring, referrals, black hole

Costs to Consider When Setting Your Preferhired Referral Rewards

Posted by Michael Bachman on Apr 23, 2019 12:23:34 PM

 

Imagine for a moment that you were interested in watching a good movie on TV one evening, so you posted on social media for suggestions. You’re likely to get good ideas from your friends. They have an incentive, because of your existing relationship, to want to help you. But you aren’t likely to hear from people you don’t know that well.

 

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Topics: referral programs, employee referral program, HR, high volume recruiting, referral hiring, employee engagement, employee referral programs, employee referrals, seasonal hiring, retail hiring, referrals

How Referral Recruitment Can Help Find Your Next, Quality Hire

Posted by Michael Bachman on Mar 31, 2019 10:03:09 AM

How Referral Recruitment Can Help Find Your Next, Quality Hire

 

 

 

Hiring can be expensive and time-consuming. Whether you’re paying per click or paying per post, if you’re not getting the results you’re after, you’re wasting a lot of money. And if you’re pouring through listing after listing on multiple job boards, you’re spending far too much time for poor quality results.

 

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Topics: referral programs, employee referral program, preferhired, HR, high volume recruiting, referral hiring, employee referral programs, employee referrals, healthcare, healthcare recruiting trends report, seasonal hiring, retail hiring, referrals

The Benefits of Being a Gig Recruiter

Posted by Michael Bachman on Mar 26, 2019 8:11:53 PM

 

Employment as we know it is undergoing a massive shift right now. Large numbers of people are abandoning the standard work week world of working for “40 hour per week company” jobs for the freedom of the new freelance world. This new employment landscape, the gig economy, is transforming our relationship with our jobs.

 

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Topics: referral programs, employee referral program, HR, employee referral programs, employee referrals, referrals

Sourcing Success Through Referral Hiring

Posted by Michael Bachman on Feb 13, 2019 10:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that referral hiring is growing in popularity as one of the top ways for companies to find new talent. Referral hires tend to fit into the workplace culture easier, onboard faster, and stay with a company longer, making referral hiring a desirable way to go - especially if you find yourself with high turnover roles. So the question isn’t should you be using an employee referral program, but rather how you can use it to ensure the best results.

A fruitful employee referral programs needs a relevant incentive to stir up some excitement. Many companies reward employees with a cash reward if their referral is hired on successfully. It doesn’t even have to be $1000-$5000 type of bonus, rather it should be something that tells your referrer that you appreciate their help in filling a role. It’s essential that this reward is given in a timely manner; if not, you’ll lose all the goodwill.  

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Topics: employee referral programs

Employee Engagement is the Key to Employee Referral Program Success

Posted by Michael Bachman on Jan 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Developing an employee referral program (ERP) is a go-to recruitment strategy for a hiring team looking to make strong long-term hires in a challenging talent marketplace. What isn’t easy however, is building a culture of employee engagement which fully empowers every individual within the organization to begin contributing at this deeper level. So, before you try to launch the next big ERP campaign, some in-house clean up needs to be performed first.

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Topics: employee referral program, employee engagement

5 Tricks to Staying Relevant & Maintaining Your HR Executive Powers

Posted by Michael Bachman on Jan 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Human resources often gets a bad wrap, and is accused of being an unorganized and chaotic part of the corporate machine. While for many HR professionals the saying, “those who live in glass houses…” comes to mind when faced with these accusations, we do have to take some responsibility for the shred of truth that exists here. Many HR organizations across the board are not performing at tiptop shape for one reason or another. It falls to those sitting in the driver's seat to identify and address some of the hot-button problems currently out there.

Getting to the point where your decisions are as valuable as other verticals in the business is the first obstacle, but once you've obtained that seat -- now it's time to hold onto it. Human resources isn't a profit-generating business unit, but it certainly saves the company just as much in hiring expenses and other related costs. 

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Topics: HR

Diversity Hiring Starts With Referrals

Posted by Michael Bachman on Dec 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

It has been a long standing school of thought that if you hire heavily through referrals, diversity within an organization suffers. Since referrals only account for less than 10% of the average applicant pool, they can not be solely responsible for killing an organization’s diversity. However, the general perception was founded on the basic principle that people tend to gravitate towards, and maintain circles of association, with people who they feel are “like them.” This is a very basic unconscious bias that begins in childhood (think about your old high school lunchroom) and continues into adulthood. 

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Topics: employee referral program, diversity

The Secret to Retail Hiring: Employee Referrals

Posted by Michael Bachman on Nov 21, 2018 1:00:00 PM

The retail industry is in a state of flux at the moment. With more and more consumers doing the bulk of their shopping online, and brick and mortar locations closing their doors, retail employees also seem to be dissipating. Given this, retail hiring is becoming more difficult, but the reality is that despite this current trend in retail, there are still many brick and mortar stores that need qualified employees to get them through the business day.

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Topics: employee referral program, seasonal hiring, retail hiring

How to Quickly Ramp Up Your Seasonal Hiring Efforts

Posted by Michael Bachman on Oct 31, 2018 1:00:00 PM

The clock is ticking and somehow we are nearing the end of 2018 (where has the time gone?!) - and the time  for seasonal hiring begins! Employers on the hunt for seasonal hires are preparing for (what is for many of them) the peak season. It’s time to ramp up your seasonal hiring efforts now, since 94% of those roles are filled by the last week of November.

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Topics: employee referral program, seasonal hiring, retail hiring

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