Employee Referral

Ten Ways to Transform Your Employee Referral Management

Does your company have an effective employee referral management system? According to this Employee Referral Infographic, recruitment from employee referrals has increased from 18 percent to 33 percent since 2000, and in top performing companies, nearly half of employees were hired through employee referrals. Employee referrals are one of the most effective ways to find and hire new candidates who will work well in your company culture and have the skills that you require. It’s important to the success of any business that the employee referral system in place is working to benefit your business as a whole. So, how can Read more

What Recruiting Culture Means For Your Company

Does your company culture foster a an environment that is aligned with your talent acquisition goals? Do you fully understand how nurturing a recruiting culture can have an impact on the quality of your recruiting? Take a look at what contributes to the notion of a great ‘recruiting culture’ and how it may impact your overall business success. As you’ll see, building a strong recruiting culture goes a long way in improving the quality of your hiring outcomes. Finding Your Own Recruiting Culture Savvy business owners understand that it’s the talented professionals who truly make any business succeed. As a result, these professionals will work Read more

How to Hire When There Isn’t Enough Time

Finding the right new employee can be a challenge, especially when you are under a time crunch. You need to find someone with the right skills and expertise, someone who fits within your team, and someone who will stay long enough to outweigh the costs of a new hire. Moreover, your team must know how to hire quickly under pressure without making a big mistake. How do you do all this without spending enormous amounts of time and resources? It all boils down to using the most effective tools and techniques to find, screen, interview and decide on your new Read more

How effective is your talent sourcing strategy?

How do you find talented new recruits to fill job openings in your company? Do you have a preferred sourcing strategy that you use above all else? The most effective way to find new talent is to have an employee sourcing strategy that leverages several channels at once. In particular, employee referrals and social media are seen by HR managers as the talent sourcing tools that lead to the best results. Here are a few sourcing strategy tips and methods to help you identify the best talent sources for your business. Effective Sourcing Strategy Tools 1. Employee Referrals Employee sourcing strategies have Read more

Best Practices To Boost Your Employee Referral Programs

For any growing company, referrals play a key role in almost all aspects of business operations – from selecting new vendors to getting introductions to new prospects. Talent acquisition is certainly another such area where referrals from employees have long been considered a valuable source of finding good quality talent.  Most companies and their executives understand this. Still, most employee referral programs fail to perform and are ineffective. Unfortunately, while companies want to leverage employee referral programs to improve their hiring process, they are consistently unable to implement these in an effective and sustainable way to get company-wide adoption. Employee Referral Programs Read more

10 Rules For Choosing A Good Applicant Tracking System

As part of their recruiting regiment, most organizations understand the need to create job descriptions, post them to various job boards and social media platforms with the intent to get in front of a large and relevant talent pool. However, all this effort to catch the attention of top talent can easily go to waste when the organization is not equipped to handle incoming applicant interest in an organized way with a good applicant tracking system. This is especially true for companies that either don’t take advantage of modern applicant tracking and recruiting technology – or might still be stuck Read more

Hire Faster From Your Employees’ Social Media Networks

Your co-workers have an average of 350 Facebook friends apiece. That might not seem like much to go on, as you search for your next great hire. But when you multiply it by only ten employees, that’s a potential reach of 3,500 prospects. Now factor in the fact that employee referrals constitute the number one source for both quality and quantity of new hires, and you’ve got a solid chance of recruiting success based on how you are able to leverage your employees’ social media networks. It’s one thing to know that the connections are out there, waiting for you, and Read more

Does Your Employee Referral System Work To Your Advantage?

According to HR experts, one of the most effective ways of finding and recruiting top talent is through an employee referral system.  Finding the right candidate via referrals is easier because the referring employees make sure that their referrals are qualified. Also, most prospects identified through employee referrals are passive candidates who are not aggressively on the lookout for new jobs. A study of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) by Meta Brown, Elizabeth Setren and Giorgio Topa in May 2014 also showed that referred candidates have longer tenures in the firm compared to non referred candidates.  This not only Read more

Recruitment Management System: Opting for a New Platform

As you review your company’s legacy enterprise systems, this could be a great time to consider revamping your recruitment technology and upgrade to a newer, more advanced recruitment management system.  With technology advancements leading the way, recruiting methods are being forced to adapt to the newer ways in which people and companies interact with each other.  Your recruitment management system is a key player in your interactions with people interested in applying to your open positions. Your older recruitment management system could portray your company as an outdated entity not interested in newer ideas. Make sure that it does not become Read more

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