According to an article by Emma Hinchliffe for Mashable, the time consuming process of keeping an eye on job openings at your firm, and referring a friend for it to make some extra money, may be a thing of the past.
“Referrals are great hires for companies to make. They’re great for the employee and for the friend or former coworker or colleague involved,” Ladders CEO Marc Cenedella said. “That’s why we built the product — for people who felt like they were missing out on the chance to get a friend a job.”
“Getting ahead in your career isn’t just about changing jobs,” Cenedella said. “It’s also about, ‘How can I maximize my impact at my present employer?'”
Ladders found that 70 percent of employers said that referred hires fit their company cultures better than external hires, and that 40 percent of all employee referrals end up getting hired.
But relying too much on referrals can perpetuate a lack of diversity at companies, since the candidates employees refer are likely to reflect their own backgrounds.
“You need to do both,” Cenedella said. “It is helpful to have people currently at a company who understand what the culture and operations demand — it’s helpful for them to be your eyes and ears scouting out new folks to hire. It’s also helpful for you to work beyond people in your company and networks they currently have to find candidates. Both are important.”
Ladders is a membership-only site, requiring the user sign up in order to have access to job opening as well as the referral feature being offered by the site. The program maxes out at $10,000 in bonuses per member.
The above article was sourced from Mashable and can be read in its original form here.