I’m not telling anyone in recruiting anything new when I say that one of the best methods for finding qualified candidates is employee referrals. No company would have a formal employee referral policy in place if this were not true.
But did you know that a new employee is much more likely to have a large pool of potential referrals from their last employer and the many job-seeking networks that now exist both online and off? A tenured employee may refer people but probably not as proactively as a new employee. Or should I say a happy new employee. That’s the key, and that leads us to onboarding.