November 20 , 2018

Referrals

12 Power Factors That Will Dramatically Improve Your Employee Referral Results

By Dr John Sullivan LinkedIn Talent Blog August 26, 2015 Is your employee referral program underperforming? Well most are, so it’s important to realize that when the competition for talent is intense, failing to invest in a powerful referral program may literally cost large corporations millions of dollars each year. That’s because a well-designed referral program produces an amazing ROI, …

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7/10 2PM ET Webinar: Motivating Employees to Produce Higher Quality Referrals w/ @DrJohnSullivan

Meeting Description: During this highly interactive session, Dr. John Sullivan will provide you with tips, action steps, best practices and he will also answer your individual questions during the webinar. If you’re striving to “re-energize” your current program or to start a new one, you can be assured that you will leave this webinarwith a handful of effective solutions and …

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‘Friends of the Firm Referrals’ — Expand Referrals to Non-Employees

There is an emerging recruiting trend where traditional employee referral programs are being expanded to allow non-employees to submit referrals. I call these variation “friends of the firm” referrals (FOF) because it expands the number of individuals who are looking for top talent for your firm beyond the traditional employee base. So that those looking for talent now include family, …

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The Top 25 Recruiting Trends, Problems, and Opportunities for 2014, Part 1 and 2

Even if you work in a corporate recruiting function with low resources or minimal expectations for change, every recruiter still has a professional obligation to maintain their awareness of the latest trends and predictions. I have grouped 25 predictions of the leading corporate recruiting trends for 2014 into four separate sections. Part 1 includes two sections that cover 14 new …

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Top Performers Produce 4x More Output and Higher Quality Referrals

Top performers have an incredibly high ROI Articles from academics don’t always provide practical lessons, but there have been two recent ones that everyone in talent management should pay attention to. The results of the first one focus on the output differential produced by top performers. This study published in February in Personnel Psychology which cut across several industries, revealed that the top …

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Try Using Employee Referrals for Filling Internal Openings

Everyone knows that employee referrals produce high-quality external hires, but what most don’t know is that employee referrals can also be used to improve internal movement and placement. This boost is often sorely needed because most corporate job posting and promotion processes are poorly designed and managed. Smart HR managers should use Internal Employee Referral Programs (IERP) to provide high-quality …

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Why “Name-only” Employee Referrals Produce Dramatic Results

Why Requiring a Resume Creates a Roadblock The primary goal of the “name-only” referral process is to increase the volume of high-quality referrals from employed prospects who are not active job seekers. That goal is achieved by minimizing any roadblocks that inhibit referrals. It specifically eliminates a major delaying factor, which is the need to have a resume to start …

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The Complete List of Employee Referral Program Best Practices (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the first 35 of 70 exceptional employee referral program features. This episode continues with 36-70 and covers features related to program responsiveness, communications, special needs/populations, technology, and process management. V. Program Responsiveness Features Being responsive to those who refer and the referrals they submit are critical features that drive program loyalty, participation, …

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The Complete List of Employee Referral Program Best Practices (Part 1 of 2)

I strive to be the world’s foremost champion of employee referral programs. As a thought leader in this field for more than 20 years, I have had the opportunity to assess and research hundreds of corporate ERPs, and most are pretty dull. Too many organizations task management of the program to a loosely organized committee that rarely invests the time required …

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Knowing Versus Thinking: Your Employee Referral Program Isn’t as Good as You Think

Over the past six weeks, we have attended eight large conferences that focus on or relate to talent acquisition. On the agenda in all but one were sessions dealing withemployee referral best practices (and Master Burnett and Gerry Crispin will be leading a discussion of referrals at ERE’s March 23-25 conference in San Diego). Since we have invested a great deal …

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