Despite a still struggling economy, there’s plenty of top talent out there looking for new jobs in 2013. So how are you going to find and hire them for your open positions?
As one of the leading staffing agencies in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Provisional knows that one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways is through an employee referral program. But if you don’t have such a program in place, how can you go about implementing one?
Here are some questions to consider:
What’s the incentive?
In other words, how are you going to get employees to offer up referrals? While some will certainly do so out of loyalty to the company, your program will be a lot more successful with the right incentives in place. So whether it’s a monetary reward, an extra vacation day, a gift certificate, or something else entirely, determine what you’re willing to offer in order to incentivize employees to refer candidates to you.
What are the guidelines for the incentive?
Once they hear about the referral program, an employee may offer up a dozen potential recruits. But in order for you to get the most bang for your buck, you need to ensure you actually hire one of them.
So devise some rules for the incentives; for instance, does the new hire need to work at the company for 90 days before you’re willing to pay out to the employee who referred them? Or should you pay half the referral fee upon hire and the other half after six months on the job?
How should employees refer candidates?
Develop a referral method that makes it easy for employees to refer candidates. In addition, be sure to include a step in the application process for a candidate to tell you who referred them.
How will you promote the program?
You have a brand new employee referral program set up. Now how are you going to get the word out? Whether it’s through email blasts or company newsletters, it’s important to have a plan to promote the program and keep it top-of-mind among your employees.
Want Expert Help Finding Top Candidates?
Whether you already have a referral program, or are just implementing one, if you need help finding high quality candidates now, give Provisional a call. As one of the leading staffing agencies in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, we know where to source today’s top talent and we can help you find reliable and skilled employees for full-time, part-time, or temporary jobs.
Contact Provisional today to learn more about how we can help you.