For some reason, we have a tendency to overcomplicate recruiting, and spend an inordinate amount of time focusing on experimenting with unproven technologies and tools instead of actually concentrating on the fundamentals. A ton of what passes for "thought leadership" in this industry (think: talent communities) is, in fact, speculative, with no established business case or proof of concept.
Here's the simple truth: referrals work better than any other source of hire. Period.
Whether you're an agency recruiter pumping candidates for additional connections, or an in-house practitioner with an established referral process and incentive program, referrals are as close as we have to a "silver bullet" for recruiting. And there are actually a ton of statistics verifying that this is more than the latest buzzword in the convoluted lexicon of the business of hiring.
That's why I'm so excited for today's webinar, Building An Employee Referral Program: Guidelines for Getting Started.
Featuring the latest research, case studies & real tangible takeaways from the experts at Bersin Talent Acquisition Research from Deloitte Consulting, LLP, you'll actually get new ideas, insights and information you can put to use right away in your recruiting and retention efforts. The best part is it's completely free for RecruitingBlogs members. Normally, they charge employers tens of thousands of dollars to access this kind of data.
Real Thought Leaders: Most recruiters have liberal arts degrees. Dr. Robin Erickson has a PhD in retention. Most analysts are glorified number crunchers. Denise Moulton spent the last decade plus running talent acquisition for Hasbro, one of the biggest brands in the world. These guys know their stuff - and I can't wait to learn from them.
I hope you can join me today at 2 PM ET; if you miss this one, you're missing out. For reals.
PS: I've seen the slides. No joke - this is going to be pretty awesome.