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Gary Cluff, Recruiting Manager of MITRE shares the "Secrets of a Successful Employee Referral Program at recruitDC.

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recruitDC presentation by Gary Cluff

  1. 1. Secrets of a SuccessfulEmployee Referral Program<br />presented by Gary Cluff<br />Corporate Recruiting Manager<br />MITRE<br />
  2. 2. The MITRE Corporation<br />A Federally-Funded Research & Development Corporation (FFRDC)<br />Not-for-Profit<br />Nearly 7200 employees<br />McLean, VA / Bedford, MA + 50 sites<br />
  3. 3. Leveraging Our “Brand” <br />Since our employees are fully engaged and excited about working for MITRE, they are our best ambassadors and “recruiters”.<br />MITRE nets 50% of all new hires from it’s Employee Referral Program !<br />
  4. 4. Employee Referral Program<br />
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  7. 7. Keys to a Successful Campaign<br />Make it easy to submit referrals<br />Communicate your needs (push vs. pull)<br />Fun, fresh, easily identifiable “brand”<br />Share what works<br />Recognize publicly<br />Reward quickly<br />Techniques we use:<br /><ul><li>Banner “ads” on employee desktops
  8. 8. Posters in main hallways
  9. 9. “Meet and treat” at employee entrances
  10. 10. Hot Jobs flyers on tables in cafeteria/at Starbucks kiosk
  11. 11. ERP “help desk”
  12. 12. Success stories in employee newsletters
  13. 13. HR “pitch” at management meetings</li></li></ul><li>
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  16. 16. Program Basics<br />Referrals reward eligible 6 months from submission date.<br />Referring employee cannot be involved in the selection process.<br />Rewards - $2000 for Tech. Professional; $1000 for Non-tech Prof.; $500 for Admin/Non-Exempt<br />Rewards paid approximately 30 days after new person is hired.<br />Special Campaign - - special grand prizes<br />
  17. 17. Feedback to Employees<br />Email to : Charles Smith<br />Date: April 27 ,2011 <br />Congratulations! Your referral, Mary Ellen Hopkins, received an employment offer from MITRE this week.<br />If she should accept, and you continue to meet eligibility requirements, you could receive a referral bonus<br />soon after she is hired.<br />Thank you for your support and keep those referrals coming!<br />Gary Cluff<br />Corporate Recruiting Manager<br />
  18. 18. Lessons Learned<br />Constant promotion and education are critical to remind employees what the needs are and how to refer.<br />Without an employee feedback system, the perception is that too many referrals end up in a “black hole”. <br />Manage Expectations – not every referral will deserve or receive an interview.<br />It is not the size of the prize ($$$), but rather the engaging nature of the promotions. <br />