March 16, 2017

Referrals – It’s All about Who You Know

Written by P. Henricks

We have all heard the saying, “it’s all about who you know”.  Job seekers today find that to be truer than ever, with U.S. News and World Report stating that two-thirds of the candidates employees refer get hired.

What gives these candidates the advantage? It’s a pretty simple fact that word-of-mouth marketing for job opportunities has been going on, well…forever.  That is why many employers offer referral programs within their companies.

Employees bring in high quality candidates and help to simplify the entire recruiting process. The referring employee does their due diligence and pre-screens the candidate against the set requirements laid out for a specific position. That makes things move along faster for both the recruiter and hiring manager.  Another piece in the process that is considered, is the fact that referrals have a longer retention rate within an organization, and it actually makes for a better work environment as these new employees come in seeing a familiar face to help ease their transition period. These referrals save the company time and money.

At CC Pace we have a strong referral program and encourage not only our employees but even those who don’t work for us to take advantage of it – so check out our latest opportunities as often as you’d like and refer away!

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