What is an Employee Referral Program?

An employee referral program is an initiative run by an organisation to encourage its staff to refer people from their personal and professional networks who they believe would be suited to fill an internal vacant position. The program incentivises the process of referring potential candidates which could be monetary or other including experiences. These programs are set up by HR and can be created using online referral platforms. Such softwares enables HR to automate the process whereby employees receive an email with links to the job posting that they can share on social media or via email.