Employee Referrals Articles

  • When Talent is Scarce, This is Where Recruiters Should Focus Their Efforts

    February 15, 2017

    When it comes to a recruiting strategy, I usually advocate a 40-40-20 sourcing mix. This means spending 40% of your time networking, 40% searching for candidates online and using campaign marketing to get them to respond to your messaging, and 20% of your time creating compelling job posts that are reverse engineered to be found by those who are looking. However...

  • The Creative Tactic GoDaddy is Using to Promote Its Employee Referral Program: A Hand-Held Mirror

    March 18, 2016

    GoDaddy already has an outstanding referral program, sourcing roughly one-third of their corporate employees via referral. And recently, they decided to add on LinkedIn Referrals, to further enhance their program. Of course, a big part of making their referral program successful is marketing it effectively to GoDaddy employees. So, they decided to get a bit...

  • A Look at How LinkedIn is Using LinkedIn Referrals

    February 23, 2016

    Our HR analytics team at LinkedIn crunched the numbers, and the results were staggering: employee referrals are our most efficient way to hire and, more importantly, a hire sourced via a referral generally stays around longer and performs better at LinkedIn than a hire sourced through any other method. Hence, we really care about employee referrals, and push...

  • The Simple Way Pinterest is Becoming More Diverse: They...

    February 22, 2016

    Pinterest wants to hire more women and minority engineers. Pinterest also wants to get a lot of employee referrals. And therein lies a...

  • 6 Creative Ways Companies Keep Their Referral Programs...

    January 25, 2016

    As a recruiter, you’re well acquainted with your company’s employee referral program. Unfortuntalely, that makes you unique. The truth...

  • 4 Steal-Worthy Secrets of Top Employee Referral Programs

    January 13, 2016

    A great employee referral program is to recruiters what a family member willing to babysit the kids is to parents: it just makes life...