Employee referral schemes are a great way to reach out to the network of those you already employ, and can save you a bundle on recruitment agency fees. Better still, you’re likely to get someone who is a good fit with the company and can hit the ground running. With a personal recommendation from one of your trusted employees, you’re less likely to be confronted by any surprises.
1. Offer a large enough incentive to make it worthwhile
You need to make it worthwhile for someone to go to the effort of referring a friend. Gift vouchers and other incentives are ok, but cash is even better. Offer as much as you can realistically afford.
1. Make it too complicated
Make sure the process is as simple as possible, from the form (or other means) by which the referral is made to the rules. Don’t for instance, make it that the employee referral form has to be filled in within one hour of the application reaching your HR department. The easier the system is to use, the more likely you’ll get repeat referrals.
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