Ever wondered when and how employee referrals came into being? Around the 4th century B.C., there were a lot of jobs to be filled in the Roman army, yet there were not enough candidates and many were poorly qualified. Staffing an army where wars were common wasn’t easier. They needed a consistent pool of soldiers and other support staff like carpenters, doctors, and engineers to keep the army going.
We often get this question, should we really run a referral program for roles that require no experience. Employee referral is a very solid channel when it comes to driving productivity, attracting high quality hires. It's a great channel for retention. Given the benefits on offer, it makes absolutely no sense to exclude any kind of positions from the employee referral program. Rather, deploy some best practices like the ones listed below to manage the employee referral program for junior positions.