My first article appeared on ERE today as “The Employee-referral Opportunity You May Be Missing.” Below is an except, but you can click the link to see the whole article on ERE.
In many companies, once the recruiter makes the hires and perhaps onboards them, the recruiter is no longer involved in the new employees’ time at the company.
This is a mistake and a missed opportunity.
Let’s say you are the sole IT recruiter in your company. You should know who all the top performers are within the IT department. Get updates, at least on an annual basis from managers. This would be regardless of whether the hiring manager has or will be hiring for the year. Think of it as an annual touch-base with the hiring managers; at the least, you will remind them who you are.
The reason for this is because you want to speak with all the top performers and ask them for referrals.