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.