Are Recruitment Referral Bonuses Worth The Effort?

Is $1500 enough to risk a friendship?

You know the situation.

Your employer is hiring and they aren’t getting the candidates they want, so HR send an email around to everyone which says:

“If you know anyone who is interested in a role with us then let us know and if they get hired you’ll receive a recruitment bounty of $XXXX.”

Do referral bonuses actually work?



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Robert Drury

Robert Drury

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