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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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Forward-thinking companies leverage their entire referral network. Hiring is the top challenge for startups and Fortune 500 companies alike. Thinking about hiring in a holistic way through referral networks can help you win at employer branding, recruitment marketing, and referral hiring.

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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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People love to talk about themselves, and companies are no different. Explore the job pages at any tech employer and you’ll agree. Each job listing will contain boilerplate text about their fun-loving culture, describe their engaged and productive employees who enjoy solving big problems, and outline their generous benefits packages. But what about the job descriptions themselves?

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It’s hard to overstate the inherent risks and cost associated with hiring, especially for early-stage companies. One wrong hire on a very small foundational team can delay product launches, sales execution or throw off the chemistry of a once well-oiled machine. So when you’re faced with a candidate who checks all the boxes on paper and demonstrates a mastery of the in-person interview, how can you be sure you’ve found the right person for the job?

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Get your 2018 started off on the right foot with these recruiting events. There’s something for every part of your hiring team. 103 Recruiting Hacks to Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Yet — A four-part webinar series hosted by Lever. January 10th:  24 Recruiting Hacks for Employer Branding and Candidate Experience, feat. Ariel Jolo of Medallia and Michelle Hart, formerly of Whisper. January 17th:  31 Recruiting Hacks for Sourcing and Diversity Recruiting, feat. Zeenat Bhamani of Netflix. January 24th: 25 Recruiting Hacks for Partnering with Hiring Managers and Data-Driven Recruiting, feat. Melissa Trahan of Thread and Pat Morey of LevelUp January 31st: 23 Recruiting Hacks for Interviewing and Closing Candidates Register for the series today and get caught up on what you missed.   ASU +[…]