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It’s the time of the year to give thanks. We want to give credit where credit is due. In recruiting, employee referrals are pretty awesome for a bunch of reasons. So we are joining hands, going around the table, listing the reasons we’re thankful for referrals.

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Your employee referral program shouldn’t be scary. It’s one of the most valuable pieces of your candidate pipeline. If not one of the highest converting sources of hiring at your company. Everyone loves referrals and people love making them… until someone starts getting spooked.

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Employee referrals are known to result in more efficient hiring. U.S. companies hire 29 percent of their workforce through referrals—and at least 88 percent of employers love employee referrals. At companies like Ernst & Young, referrals can account for up to 45 percent of non-entry level hires, according to The New York Times.

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Hubspot, the inbound marketing and sales software for social media marketing, content management, web analytics and search engine optimization, has one of the best employee referral programs in the industry. Devon Brown, Recruiting Manager at Hubspot, is one of the secret forces behind this success.

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When it comes to hiring, timing is everything. How many stories have you heard about the right person getting hired because they were in the right place at the right time? Or even more common, the right person was referred at the right time. Finding and sending referrals isn’t always the clearest and easiest process for people. And the only way to start getting a consistent flow of referrals is by making the process as easy as possible. Follow these 3 steps to simplify your referral hiring.

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Filtering through referrals on Drafted just got a lot easier. Why? Because for the first time, we added filters. Quickly jump to the open role you want to search through referrals for. No more scrolling forever to find the right job.   Narrow down to the location of the candidate. If your open role is for a position in Boston, you might want to see all potential referrals already located in Boston. Search for the exact person you’re looking for too. Already have a friend in mind? Just type in their name to see if they match up with any of your open roles. Or quickly flip through suggested referrals by using the left and right arrows. Don’t worry about[…]