Referring Candidates 101: A Guide for Making Smart Recommendations

January 12, 2023


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Benjamin Marsili

Benjamin Marsili

Founder & CEO

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Hey there, looking to help out a friend or family member land their dream job? Referring them to a company you know and trust can be a great way to do just that. Plus, if they end up getting the gig, you might even earn some cash. But before you start making recommendations, there are a few things you should know about the company you're referring them to.

First things first, check out Glassdoor. This website is a goldmine of information on what it's like to work at a particular company. Current and former employees leave anonymous reviews, giving you a good idea of the company culture and what it's like to be an employee there. This can help you determine if the company is a good fit for your referral.

Next, take a look at the company's employer branding. This includes things like their reputation, social media presence, career page, mission, and values. This will give you a sense of what the company stands for and what kind of employee they're looking for.

Another important factor to consider is employee benefits. Look at things like salary, bonuses, and paid time off. This will give you an idea of what the company is willing to offer its employees, which can be a big factor in determining if they're a good fit for your referral.

Finally, take a look at the job description, requirements, and overall mission for the new hire. This will give you a good idea of what the company is looking for in an employee and whether or not your referral would be a good fit for the role.

All in all, if you're looking to refer someone for a job, make sure to check out Glassdoor reviews, employer branding, employee benefits, and the job description, requirements, and mission for the new hire. And if you're an employee at a company looking for new talent, consider leveraging employee referrals with the help of a tool like Whire.

Oh, and one more thing, did you know that hiring employees from referrals is a pretty smart move? According to industry stats, referred candidates are more likely to stay longer with the company, perform better, and fit in better with company culture. They're also more likely to get hired in the first place. So, by referring someone, you're not only helping out your friend or family member, but you're also potentially helping the company and yourself. Win-win-win!

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