Employee Referrals Articles

  • The Latest Trend in the NBA: Recruit Your Own Teammates (and What It Means for the Rest of Us)

    July 24, 2019

    ESPN.com called it “the wildest NBA week ever,” the first few days of the free-agent signing period earlier this month. Superstars were in constant motion, and a fascinating trend emerged that has implications for recruiters and businesses everywhere: The league’s best players are now recruiting their own teammates. To some extent, this is what happened when the...

  • Your Best Candidate Is Less Than Three Degrees of Separation Away

    August 9, 2017

    At my Talent Connect 2017 talk in Nashville on October 5th, I’m going to prove that I can find top tier candidates within a few days for any job using proactive networking. But I need to have some examples to demonstrate the methodology first. So I decided to hold a webcast on August 17th (2017) to preview the program and get some of your hiring challenges into...

  • 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...

    March 18, 2016

    GoDaddy already has an outstanding referral program, sourcing roughly one-third of their corporate employees via referral. And...

  • 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...

  • 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...