More and more Companys use referral programs to find the best jobs without depth Costs to be able to occupy.  Employees-Referral programs have numerous benefits, but also some important success factors to consider.

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Basics of Employee Recommendations

Basics of employee referral programs are:

1. Advantages and strengths

By product New employees are introduced more quickly, they fit in better with the company, they integrate more smoothly, are more loyal and work with greater commitment.

The chances that they themselves become referrals are high. The cost savings potential is great and the application process much easier and faster.

2. Priorities and selection

Employee Referral Programs should be targeted and are particularly suited to hard-to-fill positions. Also expert and key positions or special demands on talents and skills are suitable.

For fast and vacancies that are easy to fill should be avoided in referral programs.

3. Support and assistance

Employees should receive support - eg through the following activities:

Incentives for referral programs

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In order for an employee referral program to be implemented, there must also be various incentives:

1. premium models

Premium models have a significant impact on the candidate quality and the quantity of recommended ones.

Season bonuses tied to employee benefits are the most effective. Intangible incentives as an adjunct and the ability to select value premiums have proven to be best.

2. information and communication

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Above all, it is important: job advertisements with exact requirement profiles and an overview of which vacancies exist and when recommendations from whom are particularly welcome.

Employee recommendations should be constantly discussed and communicated, for example in blogs, eMailNewsletters and employee magazines and achievements are celebrated.

3. Participants and target groups

Define the target groups, functions and positions of the program participants so that you receive good quality and appropriate recommendations, which has an impact on the quality or qualification recommended employee has.

Dedicated, qualified, performance-conscious and loyal employees are usually the best referrals.

Practical implementation

But also on the practical side Implementation, the return of investment matters. In particular, the following must be observed:

1. Success control and key figures

Success control and key figures also include the following Ask:

2. Instruments and automation

The easier and more efficient referral programs are, the more successful they are.

There are quite powerful tools such as XING's Recommendation Manager, Facebook-Tools or Eqipia, Firstbird and Talentry, which automate the search, digitize the two-way process and simplify it for everyone involved.

3. Employer branding and career website

For recommending and recommending, concrete, authentic and comprehensive information about the company as an employer is an important one Success factor.

Good tools for sharing in social networks are eg

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