Concurrent Sessions | Referrals and Proactive Sourcing: A Proven Approach to Finding the Talent Needle in the Haystack

New research from Lever shows that just 1 in 152 who applied for work via a company website or job board got the job, 1 out of 72 was hired when proactively sourced, and 1 in 16 signed on with the company when referred to the organization. Statistics like these support the notion that not all the tools in the recruiter’s toolbox basket are created equal.

This session will examine:

  • The reasons why referrals and proactively sourced candidates are more likely to be hired than those who “anonymously” apply via your company’s careers page or a job board
  • Proactive recruiting strategies that work in today’s competitive market where talent shortages have become the norm in many cases
  • Tips on how to increase the number of qualified referrals that come across your desk