Monday, October 7, 2013

Referrals are the best source of Hire

According to The Undercover Recruiter, employee referrals are the best source of hire. Nowadays it’s still about whom you know, and your current employees may already hold the key to the perfect candidate. It is becoming more common for recruiters and companies to hire the best qualified candidates through employee referrals. 

It is important to acknowledge that your employees can be a key resource for hiring potential candidates. Through their social networks they have access to friends and connections that could be a suitable fit for your new position. Just think about it, 10 employees with 150 friends or followers gives you access to 1500 contacts. 

Employee referrals can also save your business money on recruitment and staff turnover costs. Career sites and job boards have the highest number of applications compared to referrals and other sources. However, studies from online recruiting agency Jobvite shows that referrals have the highest conversion-to-hire rate. 

When it comes to hiring a new employee, timing is everything. Employees hired through a referral are hired 55% quicker than those who come through a career site. Additionally, these employees are likely to stay longer as they already feel a sense of connection and satisfaction to their new position. 

‘While career sites and job boards still collect the highest quantity of applications, employee referrals garner, by far, the highest number of qualified hires. Employers and recruiters should recognize the value of these applicants and consider expanding their referral programs. By utilizing social networks and tapping into current employees’ networks, recruiters can increase referral rates and, thereby, the number of highly qualified applicants within their talent pools’

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Networking , Referring and Social Media Event in Sydney

CLICK HERE to join us  for networking and drinks on October 16th, 2013 and hear how Social Media and Referrals can help you grow your business.

Our guest speakers are:

Lee Ussher, Social Media Strategist, Speaker and Writer Social Media Babe

Leigh Ussher
Lee Ussher is one of Australia’s leading experts in helping businesses achieve growth through dynamic and innovative social media marketing strategies. Her social media knowledge is greatly valued and publicly sought after. She regularly features on the radio and web TV and has featured in Australian and U.S magazines. Lee has been twice nominated for an Australian Telstra Woman’s Award. Her agency Buzz Web Media is cutting edge in the social media field, specialising in SEO integrated marketing and brand reputation management. Her blog Social Media Babe is a popular resource for business owners seeking to enhance their brand and generate new leads through social media marketing. 

Tony Dowling, Membership Director, The CEO Institute 


 The CEO Institute was founded in 1992 as a peer to peer membership organisation for Chief Executives and in 2011 became the worlds first global certification body for CEOs. The CEO Institute was established to help business leaders connect with their peers and learn from them. It is Australia's leading networking group for senior executives who want to be better informed and more effective business leaders.

Tony will be sharing his personal experience of using Referron as a tool to help grow his business and the power of referrals.

Todd Heslin, Co-founder of Referron 

Todd Heslin is a serial entrepreneur, blogger and podcast host. With several successful startups in the Clean Tech and Software sectors, Todd is co-founder of Referron and heads up Product Development and Strategy. 
When he is not working on dreaming up the next innovation for Referron, 
Todd enjoys motorcycle riding and writing on his blog at
Todd will be facilitating a "speed referral networking session" 

CLICK HERE to Register.

Date: Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Time: 6.00-8.00pm, registration opens at 5.30pm

Place:   Level 7, 14 Martin Place Sydney 2000

Cost: $20 for a booked ticket or $30 at the door, includes nibbles and drinks.

Seats are limited to 50 people.

As part of our referral networking exercise, we will be utilising Referron which enables you to refer someone to a business that you know, like and trust within 3 taps of your phone.

Referron is free to download and available on both Android and Apple.

Looking forward to seeing you there.