All Blog Posts Tagged 'referral' (52)

The Dos and Don’ts of Referral Programs

Employee referral program software provider Zao, pulled together some powerful statistics in their infographic, “How to Implement an Employee Referral Program”. They found that:

  • 1 out of every 5 referrals gets hired.Tweet it!
  • Referrals are #1 for…
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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 20, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Hiring mistakes to avoid

Recruiting new staff is challenging and stressful…To avoid making hiring mistakes, it’s best to plan ahead. So apart from advertising the vacancies, looking at the time it takes to hire, getting the right number and quality of applicants and dealing with the admin burden, what else do employers need to look at? If handled properly, the hiring process can deliver a constant…

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Added by Irina Nagy on November 28, 2013 at 9:17am — No Comments

How to create a strong employer brand

Branding is important and we all know that. A strong brand can make a company, and a weak brand can break it. Employer branding is even more important and I’ve mentioned why several times – a good employer branding takes an organization’s company culture, values, and story and makes it part of the overall brand. Moreover, employer branding is meant to directly impact an…

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Added by Irina Nagy on November 21, 2013 at 6:23am — 1 Comment

If Facebook Can Predict Breakups, Why Not Your Next Referral Hire?

The big news in the last week seems to be that Facebook can tell you if your relationship is going to work.  No, they're not clairvoyant, it's based on research from Jon Kleinberg of Cornell University surrounding something called "dispersion."  Jon…

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Added by Crystal Miller on November 5, 2013 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

It’s all about who you know – Employee Referrals

Employee referral is a recruitment method used to identify and obtain potential candidates using existing employees’ social networks.

The method is acknowledged as being cost effective for businesses (even though an employer will typically reward the referring employee with a bonus) and quite efficient. And as such, we’re seeing more and more of it…

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Added by Amanda Ashworth on September 23, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Referral programs – an asset to any company

Referrals have become increasingly popular amongst recruiters to determine the right candidates for vacancies and one of the main reasons for that is the fact that people are more connected than ever before with new technologies so, recommending a friend or family member for a job has become an extremely easy…

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Added by Irina Nagy on September 9, 2013 at 7:27am — No Comments

Why Mobile Technology Will Revive Your Employee Referral Program

Mobile recruiting is a hot topic in HR circles. And while the primary focus has been geared towards job-seekers, it’s time to expand it to include another crucial aspect of the recruitment process – employee referral programs.

Referral programs are a strong sourcing method steeped in social activity…

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Added by Assaf Eisenstein on August 20, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Rev Up Your Recruitment Programs with Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]

As a recruiter, you obviously understand the power of a great hire. While the best often come from referrals, it can be hard to get those referrals engaged in your recruitment program, especially for those who don’t work in-office. To combat these problems, many organizations are turning to mobile to make the referral process easier for everyone, including the new remote workforce.

This infographic, compiled by social employee referral management…

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Added by Heather R. Huhman on August 7, 2013 at 9:29am — No Comments

Unveiling the Top 5 Myths About Employee Referral Programs [INFOGRAPHIC]

What do you get when you pair your trusted network with your hiring process? Employee referrals! Typically, referrals are linked to better workers who stay in an organization longer. But, why are so many organizations wary about implementing an employee referral program into their practices?

This infographic, compiled by social employee referral management platform Zao, counters any doubts an organization may have by unveiling the five most common…

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Added by Heather R. Huhman on July 11, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Motivate Employees In the Age of Mobile Apps

It’s a fact – an engaged workforce consists of more productive, happier and altogether motivated employees. Workers who are given feedback and encouragement from their managers gain a better understanding of the tasks at hand, and higher sense of purpose.

Nowadays, though, it’s not as easy to provide employees with the same kind of face-to-face engagement of the traditional workplace. The…

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Added by Assaf Eisenstein on July 9, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

2013 Recruiting Channels Survey Results: Social Media is Here to Stay

Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS guest blogger Erin Osternhaus.

The number of channels available to recruiters to source candidates has grown rapidly in recent years--namely those offered by social-media based recruiting. Software…

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Added by Elise Jennings on July 3, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

What motivates employees to participate in ERP?

Sticky HQ did a survey to find out what motivates employees to participate in your Employee Referral Program, and found that the highest ranked incentive was a…

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Added by Jen Picard on June 15, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

How to Handle Employee Referrals

Employee Referrals are regarded as one of the best ways to get quality applicants. Whether you chose to build a program through email, social media, or by simply posting flyers in your office to solicit them, there are some general guidelines you should follow to ensure that you continue to get them.

  1. You must respond to all of your referrals. These are your employees’ friends and connections – don’t abuse them, and don’t waste them. Otherwise, your employees won’t refer any more…
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Added by Jen Picard on May 17, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

3 Reasons Why You Should Hire Employee Referrals

HR practitioners and researchers alike agree that employee referral programs are an excellent source-of-hire. Cost-effective, yet sporting a significant ROI, referral programs enable corporate recruiters to leverage their employees’ networks to reach quality talent pools. With a faster time-to-hire than average, referred applicants are recognized as more productive additions to the workforce.

Employee Referrals Make for Better Employees

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Added by Assaf Eisenstein on April 17, 2013 at 8:18am — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 3.30.13 to 4.5.13

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about hiring mistakes, mobile economics, vocabulary, April fools and referral programs.

As he typically gets it out before me, here is…

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Added by Chris Brablc on April 5, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments

Why Prizes are the Most Rewarding Employee Referral Bonus

The bonus is a central component of the employee referral program. It comes in different variations – cash and prizes/non-cash awards. In the grand scheme of planning the technical details of the actual program, the deliberations over this aspect could fall by the wayside, with companies opting for cash as the easier, no-fuss alternative. However, while a cash bonus may require less time to organize, prizes are ultimately the better motivator. Here’s why:…

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Added by Assaf Eisenstein on March 12, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

European Study: Employee Referral Programs Are More Effective than Other Recruiting Sources

GooodJob is pleased to present an exclusive report by Mona Berberich on the findings of her recent in-depth research, “Employee Referral Programs – A Comprehensive Study”.

Employee Referral Programs are THE answer to talent shortage and…

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Added by Assaf Eisenstein on February 25, 2013 at 9:25am — No Comments

Why Corporate Cultures are Key to Employee Referral Programs

A values-based corporate culture is fast becoming an integral factor in the workplace. It sets the tone for the daily employee experience – employees want to feel good about their work activities, and a positive culture fosters deep awareness and identification.

The effectiveness of employee referral programs is affected by the quality of the corporate culture. Since referral programs are optional to employees, and lie outside of their job descriptions, they are more likely to be…

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Added by Assaf Eisenstein on January 21, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Leading the Way to a Winning Employee Referral Program

Leads present an excellent opportunity for corporate recruiters to garner more qualified candidates via their employee referral programs. Permitting employees to do their own initial qualifications and refer names and contact details without resumes opens the door to a wider group of top talent who don’t necessarily have updated CV’s ready and available to submit.

However, many corporate recruiters are hesitant to dive in and forego resumes at the referral stage. Reasons range from…

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Added by Assaf Eisenstein on January 3, 2013 at 9:17am — No Comments

Boost Your Employer Brand with Your Referral Program

Providing your employees with social tools to make job referrals can give your company’s employer brand an incredible boost. Your employees are your company’s best ambassadors, and when they share your job vacancies with their social networks, they not only provide their connections with direct access to the corporate recruitment team, but also send all the right messages about the kind of workplace you run.  

 

Four Unbeatable Employer…

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Added by Assaf Eisenstein on November 19, 2012 at 8:22am — No Comments

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