Employee referral program fifty percent of hires

Presentation Date:  May 9, 2013


Almost everyone agrees that employee referral programs routinely produce high quality hires with longer retention rates. Unfortunately, the typical corporate referral program produces less than half of its potential hires. The reasons for this underperformance can usually be traced to elements in the referral program’s design, and fortunately, most of these design flaws can be easily remedied. In times of high recruiter workload and limited budgets, it’s important for recruiting leaders to realize that modern employee referral programs have proven that they can contribute to over 50% of all hires. Reaching that 50% goal will not only increase the quality of your hires, but by leveraging your employee’s contacts and their peer-to-peer selling ability, you can free up your recruiters and recruiting resources so that they can be focused on your firm’s high impact openings.

About Dr John Sullivan

Dr John Sullivan is an internationally known HR thought-leader from the Silicon Valley who specializes in providing bold and high business impact; strategic Talent Management solutions to large corporations.

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