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The Drafted Slack Bot is the best place to make referrals and keep employee engagement at an all-time high. People like to use Slack to quickly make a referral. Included in the Slack referral form are options for how the referrer would like the talent team to reach out to the referral. We added a new option for those who want to reach out to their friend first.

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Referral parties tend to go something like this… A department of 20-30 people hangs around the office for a couple of extra hours to be fed pizza by the talent team. While eating a slice of pie they search through their LinkedIn connections to find some people that they can refer. Referrals are found, maybe even contacted, and recorded in an ATS, spreadsheet, or hopefully somewhere.

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Boston is a mecca for high growth startups. Sharing the talent pool with companies like Salsify, EzCater, and Toast is no easy feat. Not to mention competing with the likes of Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offices. There’s a lot of companies reaching for the same talent right in Klaviyo’s backyard. What’s even harder is hiring quality people, fast.

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Lightspeed’s Startup Hiring Trends Report discovered that new hire onboarding, referral programs, and performance reviews were the most common. These programs are designed to foster career development, build company culture, and promote general employee well-being. They are the key to building and scaling successful teams.

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Everyone involved here knows perfectly well that the people on a reference list are expecting your call, and they’re probably prepared to sing the candidate praises. So if you already know exactly how this conversation is going to go, why bother picking up the phone? The truth is, reference checks can be extremely valuable.

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Werk work work work Workable – Announcing our new partnership with Workable. Workable, like Drafted, is a truly ambitious company, so it was a no-brainer to work together where our ambitions align. When we spoke with customers that used Workable – the alignment was obvious. Workable is the all-in-one solution for sourcing and managing candidates, and Drafted is the all-in-one solution for referrals.

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