Are you using your employees to help you recruit? If not you should be. Referrals are the number one way companies hire.
There are several reasons for this.
- First, individuals will generally only refer someone they believe will be a great for the job because they understand their referral could reflect negatively upon them.
- Second, your current employees understand your company culture and leadership style well. This gives them a unique perspective when it comes to recruiting. They can vet out potential candidates who would not flourish in your culture for you by not even referring them.
- Third, this will allow you to capture passive candidates, who may not actually be looking for a new position until your employee tells them about your company. Finally, employees are more actively engaged in their work when they work with their friends. It is good for your employees to work with people they get along well with.
Your current employees would never recommend someone for a job that they wouldn’t be comfortable working with.
Submitted by Samantha Reynolds, Communications Coordinator for A Plus Benefits