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Employee referral schemes: 2012 XpertHR survey

Author: Rachel Suff

The latest XpertHR research shows that employee referral schemes can be an effective informal recruitment method and, although typically a less expensive alternative than formal recruitment methods, some schemes offer generous cash incentives.

Key points

  • This XpertHR survey is based on feedback from 172 employers about the use of employee referral schemes, whereby existing staff make recommendations for recruitment and, typically, receive a financial reward for doing so.