Courtesy of Zao.com
What’s the best way to recruit — and later retain — employees? Company career sites? Networking? Word of mouth? According to studies, it’s actually employee referrals. These employees are also shown to stick around for extended periods of times, as opposed to those who are found through different methods.
Since referrals are shown to produce better workers, it’s important to encourage your current employees and extended network to be involved in the recruitment process. This infographic, compiled by social employee referral management platform Zao, shows you how to get started with an employee referral program in order to attract and keep great workers.
Here are some key points to note:
- Nearly 3 in 10 employers have caught a fake reference on a job application
- Statistics show 1 out of every 5 referrals get hired
- Methods such as gamification grow employee engagement in the referral process; 55% are interested in working for a company that uses gamification to increase productivity
- Referrals are the highest quality hire
Check out the full infographic below and feel free to share using the embed code at the bottom of this post.
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Guest post by Heather R. Huhman, the founder and president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and human resources technologies. You can connect with Heather and Come Recommended on Twitter and Facebook.