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Factors That Degrade Employee Referral Program Performance — Reducing Results from Great to Good

The Top 20 Employee Referral Program Performance Degraders Loss of a program manager — losing or failing to replace a program manager charged with championing the program and keeping it active can lead to disastrous consequences even for a short period of time. Solution: a resource, hold them accountable, empower them with program metrics, and educate them on key ERP …

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How to Recruit LeBron James … a Case Study on Recruiting a Game-changer Employee

Recruiting history was made this month. You may not be aware that last week marked the culmination of the most sophisticated recruiting effort executed in this century, one that will go down in history as a case study on how to recruit “game-changers.” The approaches used and the lessons to be learned are almost without comparison. If you want to …

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Championing Employee Referrals During Reductions in Force

The Important Role Employees Can Play In Acquiring Talent Whenever you want someone else to help you accomplish something, it makes sense to make the business case for them to do so.  Helping employees understand why their participation in the referral program is critical to the organizations recovery is key.  Select from the following list the specific reasons that are …

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The Future of HR From a Shareholders Perspective (Part 5 of 6)

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four THE FUTURE OF INDIVIDUAL HR DEPARTMENTS Having established the principles that will guide the shareholder aligned future of the HR function overall, it becomes clear that a majority of the traditional transaction oriented HR departments will be incapable of delivering the results needed and will need to change dramatically. …

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Making Your Employee Referral Program Work Smarter — Follow-Up Questions and Answers, Part 2

Based on the registration response and volume of questions submitted during a recent ERE webinar on Making Your Employee Referral Program Work Smarter, clearly many organizations have retooling their programs on their agenda. With nearly a question a minute coming in from the hundreds in attendance, responding to all simply wasn’t possible. What follows is Part II of the public questions …

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The Future of HR From a Shareholders Perspective (Part 4 of 6)

Part One | Part Two | Part Three “Shareholder Aligned” Performance Culture Principles (Continued) If you missed the first part of this list, check out part three of this series. Build a competitive advantage – to establish industry dominance through talent, every talent practice must be periodically benchmarked against the practices of known and developing talent competitors and upgraded to …

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Making Your Employee Referral Program Work Smarter — Follow-Up Questions And Answers, Part I

The performance gap between the very best employee referral programs and the typical program is growing dramatically wider each day. Benchmark organizations dedicating resources and formally managing their programs are very close to producing 50% or more of all external hires from their programs — nearly double that of the average firm. They are also using their employee referral programs …

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2010/2011 ERP Benchmark Study Pre-registration

Thank you for your interest in participating in our 2010/2011 Employee Referral Program Design and Performance Benchmark Study.  We are currently finalizing the study structure and timeline.  Please fill out the following pre-registration form and we will notify you via e-mail when the study kick’s off. {chronocontact}2010ERP{/chronocontact} Print Friendly

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Advanced Employee Referral Programs — Best Practices You Need to Copy


40 Practices That Distinguish Great from Average The following list is separated into eight categories, based on what the composite practices are trying to accomplish. Benchmark firms are highlighted in parentheses. Improving the Business Case for ERPs The best referral programs are well-funded because they have convinced business leaders and managers on the business impact of employee referral programs. ERP …

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