Optimize the Referral Program

Current employees hold the key to the right candidate.

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Without an effective referral program, organizations:

  • Fight the war for talent unprepared
  • Miss opportunities to reach the right candidates for the organization
  • Fail to leverage the potential of an optimized referral program

With an effective referral program, organizations:

  • Increase their talent pipeline and the quality of hire
  • Reduce time to fill and average cost of hire
  • Get the right fit, for the right role, for less time and money

Module 1: Make the Case

The Purpose

  • Simply reviewing your current referral program is not enough. To determine if you are successful, perform benchmarking to ensure the program is operating effectively. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Making a go/no-go decision
  • Tracking program metrics
  • Benchmarking 

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Track metrics
1.2 Record initial benchmarks
  • Decision as to whether your current program needs optimization

Module 2: Perform a Gap Analysis

The Purpose

  • Project goals need to be measurable, and should be articulated in a metrics-based way to ensure tracking of the right information. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Targeted pain points

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Benchmark results
2.2 Determine program goals
  • Key pain points of your current referral program identified based on metrics benchmarking and program goals.

Module 3: Consider Optimization Projects

The Purpose

  • Keep referral program simple and as easy for the employee as possible, otherwise it will go unused.
  • Make sure referrals are time stamped to avoid arguments of who referred whom. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Optimization projects list

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Results of gap analysis
  • List of potential projects

Module 4: Optimize Your Referral Program

The Purpose

  • To be successful, referral programs need constant communication, marketing, and tailoring to those employees that you want to refer candidates. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Project plan
  • Clear communication
  • Up-to-date referral policy

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Prioritize list of projects
  • Project plan
4.2 Determine communication methods
  • Communication email
4.3 Update policy
  • Updated employee referral policy

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