The power of the network is considerable. This is evident from such things as the significant impact social media can have. Technology makes it possible to map out networks and make the most of them. This offers recruiters new opportunities. Not only is it easier to screen candidates, but it also revolutionises the way in which recruitment is carried out. Aside from job sites or employment agencies, employees’ networks can also be used to fill vacancies. Staff (and possibly other network contacts) can recommend people for a role, be this in return for a bonus or otherwise. Obviously recruitment through networks is nothing new, but thanks to new technology, its scope and effect are much greater than before.
Referral recruitment is effective and produces candidates who are more suitable and better informed. Employees and other network contacts operate as ambassadors for the organisation. This results in an increased number of committed employees and lower recruitment costs.
Peoplexs is working together with Social Referral, an organisation that specialises in software for managing and putting forward network contacts for vacancies. The referral recruitment module ensures that this software dovetails seamlessly with our recruitment system, as a result of which candidates put forward by employees of their own accord are included in application procedures and can be treated in the same way as candidates coming in via other channels.