Recruitment glossary

What is an Employee Referral?

Employee referral is a sourcing method used by recruiters whereby candidates are referred for an open position by existing employees using their personal networks. Some organisations have a formal employee referral program in place, incentivising employees with a bonus or similar reward, to put forward individuals they feel would be a good fit for a role. The process can be as informal as emailing the hiring manager or could include directing potential candidates to an employer portal to initiate the process. There are several benefits to including this approach to hiring as part of the overall process. These include a decrease in hiring time as well as associated costs. It can also potentially increase employee retention as well as serve as a means of pre-screening candidates, particularly for culture fit.


Application management
What is the War for Talent?

The War for Talent refers to an increasingly competitive landscape for recruiting and retaining talented employees.

Application management
What is a Video interview?

A Video Interview is a job interview that takes place remotely and uses video technology as the communication medium. There …

Application management
What is an Unstructured Interview?

An Unstructured Interview is an interview conducted without a specific set of predetermined questions. Unstructured interviews are meant to flow …

Candidate sourcing
What is Twitter Recruiting?

Twitter Recruiting is a talent acquisition practice that utilizes the social media channel, Twitter, to attract candidates, network with talent …

Application management
What is Turnover?

Turnover refers to the percentage of workers who leave an organisation and are replaced by new employees. Measuring employee turnover …

Candidate sourcing
What are Transferable Skills?

Transferable Skills refer to the abilities or expertise that may be used in a variety of roles or occupations, such …

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