Take Your Referral Parties From 0 to 100

June 15, 2018
Aubrie Przybysz
Marketing at Drafted

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.

The talent team walks away with a bunch of new referrals. Yay! Mission accomplished! Or is it...New challenges arise when trying to follow up with colleagues on their referrals, tracking down some of those referrals, and making sure people don't slip through the cracks. Unfortunately, someone always slips through the cracks. So more referral parties must be had, and the cycle continues.

Imagine a world where referrals don't slip through the cracks. That's what referral parties look like with Drafted.

Step 1: Your team signs up for your company Drafted account.

When signing up, they import their LinkedIn connections right into Drafted. Making it easy for them to find people AND Drafted makes referral suggestions for them.

Drafted Matches

Bonus: Those connections are added to your company network, and as part of the talent team you can proactively comb through their network and ask for introductions to candidates you want to talk to.

Step 2: Recording referrals with Drafted (and Slack!)

You can ditch the spreadsheets or pen and paper you're using when you have Drafted.Employees can find the friend they want to refer in Drafted and hit refer button, automatically prompting them to fill out a form. The form collects background notes about the referral, whether or not the person knows they are being referred, and how the employee wants you to treat the referral.

Drafted-referral form

They can also use Slack to refer someone by typing the word "refer" and the person's name to the Drafted Slack bot. The referral form in Slack is exactly the same as the one in Drafted.

Drafted-slack referral

Best part? All of this information is automatically sent directly into your ATS with your Drafted ATS integration, recorded in Drafted and added to a Slack channel for referrals.

Step 3: Tracking your referrals

Employees have the ability to keep track of the referrals they've made under the "My Referrals" section in Drafted.


And we know how much your colleagues love a good competition. So they can watch the top referrers compete in real time with the Drafted Leaderboard!


Step 4: Have fun!

It's called a party for a reason.We created Drafted to help employees have fun making referrals. No one is having fun trying to comb through their LinkedIn networks for hours.Drafted takes the hours of combing and turns it into just minutes of clicking through suggestions, discovering people they may have forgotten about and giving them the power to easily make those referrals right on the spot.

Think it's time to start using Drafted at your next referral party? Learn more about Drafted’s features and start hiring more through proactive referrals.

About Drafted

At Drafted, we believe that your company network is your single biggest competitive advantage when it comes to hiring. Our mission is to make it easy for you to leverage your network in the hiring process to find the best candidates. Your network is already powerful, it’s just too much work to make it a priority over the day-to-day of recruiting. Companies that use Drafted see their employee referral numbers go up by 2x, their time to hire drop by 30% and their overall hiring efficiency increase significantly within just a few months.