It has long been established that employee referral programs are one of the most successful and cost-effective methods of recruiting employees. Who better than your own employees understand your culture and know others who might be a perfect fit for your organization? For those reasons alone, it’s important to keep your employee referral program robust. How?
Create a constant presence
Is your employee referral program tucked away somewhere in your intranet? Do you promote your program frequently? Do you use multiple media to get the message out? If not, consider:
- Having regular touchpoints with employees, including emails that encourage participation, thank employees for referrals, and announce successful efforts by congratulating employees for directing you to a new hire.
- Using traditional methods, such as posters, table tents and referral cards.