Employee Referral Programs
As many baby boomers continue to retire, there may be vacancies in your work force that need filling. To assist in recruiting efforts, many employers offer an Employee Referral Program (ER Program) at their organization with the intention of bringing in qualified, knowledgeable job candidates who are hand-picked by their current employees. The idea is that they will be better suited for the organization because the existing employees have already done the pre-screening work, saving the human resources department time and the organization money. In addition, employees tend to carefully consider possible referrals because they feel accountable to both the organization and the person whom they are referring. Current employees can also provide information about the company to prospective employees and give descriptions of the benefits package and corporate culture so that potential employees have a better indication of what working for the organization would be like prior to being called in for an interview.