5 unwritten rules of an employee referral program for employees - Zalp

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In every organization, talent is always a key driver and responsibility to hire the same cannot be taken lightly. This is why most employee referral programs are administered by rules that define the crucial responsibilities of an employee while referring someone. Check out 5 unwritten rules of an employee referral program for employees by ZALP which clearly defines key responsibilities of an employee while referring someone.

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5 unwritten rules of an employee referral program for employees - Zalp

  1. 1. 5 Unwritten Rules ofan Employee ReferralProgram:Employees 5 Unwritten Rules of an Employee Referral Program : Employees
  2. 2. 5 Unwritten Rules ofan Employee ReferralProgram:Employees Talent being such a key driver in most organizations, the responsibility to get talent cannot be taken lightly at any time. This is why most employee referral programs are governed by rules that define the key responsibilities of an employee while referring someone. Apart from the rules that are written down in broad ink, there is an unwritten code of conduct as well that defines which employee actions are considered appropriate or inappropriate while participating in referral programs. INTRODUCTION
  3. 3. 5 Unwritten Rules ofan Employee ReferralProgram:Employees Find below a list of key unwritten rules of an employee referral program for employees:
  4. 4. 5 Unwritten Rules ofan Employee ReferralProgram:Employees Employees have a responsibility to read the job description fully and completely to ensure they have a good understanding of the skills and competencies required for a particular role. Understand the job requirement thoroughly Think twice before making a referral Employees are obliged to only refer candidates they know either on a first hand basis or through a mutual associate. Referring someone about whom they know absolutely nothing is considered irresponsible behavior as organizations give preference to referred candidates only because they come from a source trusted by them.
  5. 5. 5 Unwritten Rules ofan Employee ReferralProgram:Employees It is the responsibility of employees to do a first level screening of candidates capabilities with the skills required to ensure there is a good likelihood of the candidate being able to perform the required role. Referring someone whose skills are completely incompatible with the requirement only leads to wastage of time and effort on the part of recruiters and hiring managers. Ensure that the referral fits the requirement Paint the real picture Employees have a responsibility to represent the organization in the correct light to potential candidates. This means telling things as they are, without any commitments or promises for which they have not received prior approval or sanction.
  6. 6. 5 Unwritten Rules ofan Employee ReferralProgram:Employees Employees are expected to follow the required protocolwhile referring someone and not try and push or lobby for their referral to be hired. They should let the due process be followed and allow for the best candidate to be selected in the larger interest of the organization. Also employees are expected to allow for a reasonable time frame to lapse before expecting feedback on their candidates.Since recruiters need to deal with a lot of open positions and referrals from multiple employees, a 24-48 hour time frame is required for them to provide the desired feedback. Be patient during the entire process
  7. 7. 5 Unwritten Rules ofan Employee ReferralProgram:Employees These unwritten rules exist in almost every organization and it makes good sense for employees to practice them to ensure they do not fall on the wrong side of the organization.
  8. 8. 5 Unwritten Rules ofan Employee ReferralProgram:Employees For more information, visit www.zalp.com To book a free demo, drop a mail to info@zalp.com You may also call us for any other assistance 1-866-217-1267 www.linkedin.com/company/zalp www.facebook.com/zalp03 www.twitter.com/zalptweets Zalp integrates with all leadingATS providers.

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