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Break Out Of Your Little Referral Circle.

Posted by Michael Bachman on Aug 27, 2019 2:16:09 PM

The first question most people ask when the idea of an external referral program is broached is, “What’s an external referral program?!” .

 

Most professionals are familiar with internal referral programs, and many likely use them frequently when trying to fill positions. You may be one of them. You’ve got nicely designed promotional materials and an enticing reward structure that includes cool prizes, cash, time off, and other powerful incentives. And yet you still find yourself with positions you can’t fill, and inevitably you fall back on job boards to fill in the gaps.

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

Why Are so Few CHROs Promoted to CEO?

Posted by Michael Bachman on May 28, 2019 9:35:50 AM

 

Why Are so Few CHROs Promoted to CEO?

 

A few weeks ago I had the chance to attend my first DisruptHR-Tampa event and left quite impressed. I had the opportunity to listen to many knowledgeable speakers and one that really impacted me was John Wilson CEO @ WilsonHCG . John offered some interesting statics and reasons why so few CHROs become CEOs within Fortune 500 companies.  Having sold into HR over the past 20+ years and currently selling a new HR technology solution into HR, this information was eye opening and I decided to explore further.

 

What does it take to become a CEO? Is it all about your pedigree? Do you have a better shot if you attended a school with an elite MBA program? Or is it all about who you know?

 

It turns out that none of these are correct. While they can help, they aren’t necessary and generally aren’t predictive of future career performance.

 

According to the CEO Genome Project, a ten-year study that gathered data on 17,000 CEOs and closely analyzed 2,600 of them for specific characteristics, the most predictive factor in reaching CEO is taking big risks.

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

Don't Fall Into The Recruiting Black 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

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

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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