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4 Ways to Refresh Your Employee Referral Program

Posted by Michael Bachman on Sep 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Starting an employee referral program is hard, but worth it. Not only are they the most productive source for diversity hires, but they stay longer, are a better fit, and and cost less. Don’t have a program? Join us on September 12 at 1p EST for the secrets to a flawless employee referral program.

There’s no doubt that referrals make the most sense when it comes to hiring. After all, they save time and money and I don't see that fact changing in the foreseeable future. But, before you can interview, make an offer and begin to realize the benefits of it, you’ve got to have the actual referral. For many companies, it’s a lot easier said than done. Even those with established employee referral programs (ERP) and good incentives may feel as though getting employees to make referrals is like pulling teeth, and that difficulty takes away from all the benefits there are to be had.

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5 Benefits of Referral Hiring

Posted by Michael Bachman on Jul 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

You may not even know it, but your workforce is holding the key to faster, better, more productive hiring for your organization. In many companies, referral hiring doesn’t make up the majority of the applications they receive, but it does account for the single-largest source of actual hires, 86% to be exact. Because referrals don’t bring in the quantity of applicants as other sources, it can be easy to overlook it as a way to transform your hiring. But, as we all know, quality is preferred over quantity any day of the week when it comes to hiring.

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Say Hello to Preferhired

Posted by Michael Bachman on Jun 14, 2017 10:45:00 AM

In my work as a job board rep many years ago, I spent my time helping companies make the most of online job postings. However, there was always one avenue of hiring I could never compete with: internal candidate referrals. No matter how successful these companies were in using job boards, the results never held a candle to the return they could get by sourcing new hires through their current workforce, like lower cost of hire, better fit and longer tenure.

Simply put, I knew referrals would always win. But, I also realized that as great as referral hires were, it wasn't always easy for companies to make them happen. This same issue holds true today.

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