Very likely this article is relevant to anyone looking to collaborate around referrals, but let’s take a look at how Referable users can get the best out of collaboration.
Referable can save the referrer up to 20X of their time and the recruiter up to 4X. These time savings mean users can spend their time on high value tasks like engaging candidates rather than sourcing!
As explained in a previous article, Referable can save the referrer up to 20X of their time and the recruiter up to 4X. These time savings mean users can spend their time on high value tasks like engaging candidates rather than sourcing!
Here are 7 tips on how recruiters can get the most out of Referable when collaborating with referrers.
1. Choose Your Helper
This is a lot easier for in-house recruiters than it is for agency recruiters, but make sure that the person you are asking to help you is someone who you are confident will help. While pushing the boundaries is fine, you want to make sure that your referrers know you, trust you and like you. That way you are sure to get good responses.
2. Explain Your Needs
While the user experience with Referable is very easy, it always helps to explain how your helpers should use the app. For example, if you want specific comments from your referrer or if you want them to make an introduction, you should let them know.
3. Stick to Limits
Don’t go listing up and sharing 20 or 30 prospects on your referrer’s shortlists. That is a sure turn off. Instead, keep it easy so that collaboration is quick and painless. Starting with just a few prospects is fine and we recommend up to 7-10 prospects on the shortlist as an ideal amount. Too many and your referrer may feel that you are taking the Mickey.
4. 80:20 Rules
Rather than share prospects that are all a near certainty to be known by the referrer, or sharing only star quality profiles, try mixing it up. Not all star candidates have complete profiles, and while we will be adding an AI feature to build out context in “empty” profiles, for now we recommend adding a few into the mix just to explore.
5. Be Mindful
Pick and choose your prospects so that you do not put your referrer in an awkward position. For example, if you are asking a Sales Director for referrals on great sales people that they know, you need to consider that they themselves are likely to want to hire the very same candidates.
6. Referral Rules
If you are offering your referrers any kind of bonus then be sure to add this to the Referral Rules section in Settings. We recommend offering something as a win-win can only help, and this applies for corporate and agency referrals.
7. Provide Updates
Make sure you adjust the candidate Status in your Pipeline as this is automatically updated in the referrers History tab. Usually when someone refers a friend or someone they know, they want to see how it progresses. This is a small but valuable courtesy.
Referable has been developed to make referrals easy. Built by a team with experience in executive search, RPO, in-house recruiting and HR tech, the Referable app helps both in-house and agency recruiters to target talent and solicit more referrals faster than ever. If you would like to learn more, drop us a line at hello(at)referable.ai