While most companies have an employee referral program, not many take that program seriously enough.

It’s not about throwing a few dollars at the referring employee and thinking that’s a good program. Companies would be wise to create a simple understandable process, consistently cascade information regarding the program to their teams, and recognize those who participate.

It’s not just the cost savings this strategy offers. This channel produces employees who thrive, fit the culture, and refer others. So don’t miss this low hanging fruit.