How To Revamp Your Employee Referral Program

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Andy Wolfe posted in Sourcing, Hiring, Referrals

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Before getting into how referral hiring programs work, let's first talk about their goals:

  • To hire great people efficiently
  • To engage and retain your current and new employees

Now that we have goals established, we want to design the easiest way to achieve them. We've found the following three components to be the most important elements of a successful referral program:

  • Make it easy for employees
  • Use simple, altrustic incentives
  • Write great, short emails

This is the way great tech companies like Facebook and Google do it  they’ve cut out the unnecessary fluffy benefits, and identified the core need: an efficient way to recruit the best candidates.

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When Jobs Are Open Too Long

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 28, 2016 10:12:00 AM / by Andy Wolfe posted in Recruiting, Sourcing, Hiring, ROI

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43% of jobs are filled in the first 30 days, but the other 57% are likely to stay open for 3 or more months. Leaving a position vacant for 60-90 days is detrimental to your bottom line.

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Why You Should Adopt The Facebook Ninja Hunt

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2016 8:37:00 AM / by Andy Wolfe posted in Sourcing, Hiring

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Tech companies take hiring very seriously, but the hiring process can usually be a long and tedious one. Facebook uses something they call the "Ninja Hunt" — a quick practice that allows recruiters to build a database of top talent.

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How To Efficiently Manage And Qualify Employee Referrals

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Andy Wolfe posted in Referrals

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How long do you spend managing and qualifying employee referrals? The process can definitely be time-consuming and can feel rather daunting, especially when you have a huge volume of great names coming your way while trying to juggle everything else on your plate.

Managing and qualifying employee connections doesn’t have to be a painful process. Read the following tips to see how you can free up more time for yourself and bring in more high-quality leads.

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How To Double Employee Referral Hires

[fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2016 8:05:35 AM / by Andy Wolfe posted in Sourcing, Referrals, ROI

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What percentage of your hires come from employee referrals? 50% should be your goal, but if you are like most organizations, there's a huge chance that you're under that.

The benefits of hiring 50%+ by referrals are enormous: you’ll speed up time-to-hire, increase retention, and ultimately end up with happier and more motivated employees. After all, each employee you hire by referral saves you $8,975. Here's how you can double your employee hires.

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These Statistics Prove Just How Valuable Employee Connections Are

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Andy Wolfe posted in Sourcing, Referrals, ROI

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Every recruiter knows that hiring top employee connections is valuable, but just how valuable? Check out the statistics below.

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Source For Soft Skills, Not Hard Skills

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2016 2:55:50 PM / by Andy Wolfe posted in Recruiting, Sourcing, Hiring

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Let’s face it: identifying, engaging, and hiring great people is hard work.

What are the top things you look for when you’re sourcing candidates? If specific hard skills, certifications, degrees, or other keywords are on the list  I'd challenge you to reconsider sourcing for great people, not great keywords.

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How Tech Companies Hire Top Talent

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 7, 2016 2:08:49 PM / by Andy Wolfe posted in Recruiting, Sourcing, Hiring

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Tech companies know that the best hires come from employee connections, but how do you make sure you get enough or the right ones in the door? Dropbox, Facebook, and Google have a ton of talented people joining their teams every day. If you want to hire top talent, do it like them. 

Rather than mass-emailing employees for referrals, they take matters into their own hands to make the process a lot easier (and fun). 

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Reverse Engineer Employee Referrals For Better Results

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 31, 2016 2:11:34 PM / by Andy Wolfe posted in Recruiting, Sourcing, Referrals

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Employee referrals are one of the best sources of hire, but you can make them even better.

Most referral programs ask employees to look at job openings, go through their contacts, and make possible matches. Even with software, this process is time consuming for employees.

If your organization has 100 open jobs, here's how you can reverse engineer your employee referral process to be 100 times more efficient with smarter sourcing.

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Improve Diversity Hiring With Smarter Sourcing

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM / by Christian Rice posted in Recruiting, Sourcing, Referrals, Diversity

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Diverse teams make better decisions and are better at complex problem solving than homogeneous teams.

Pinterest recently improved the diversity of its team through a smarter sourcing methodology, and it's really simple.

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