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Employee Referral Trips

Recruiting, Referrals, And Rewards

What would you do and where would you go if you were offered a set dollar amount toward an experience of your choice? This was the exact question three Smartians answered just before our annual company shutdown for the holidays. 

As part of an FY22 referral competition, our teams collectively put on their recruiter hats to connect the best talent they know with the exciting job opportunities we have available at SmartRecruiters. 

While offering incentives is a keystone to the success of any employee referral program, instead of a cash prize, we at SmartRecruiters award our winners a designated amount to spend on an experience that lights them up. So, how did our Q3 winners spend their time off over the holidays? From cruising the Caribbean to savoring Savoy, these Smartians made the most of their rewards!

Nikki LaDeur, Customer Success Executive in the US, and her family launched from Miami into a week-long celebration of fun, food, and family

Miami Family Trip

During their vacation, they had the opportunity to enjoy a variety of unique food, explore new beaches and even test out various waterslides aboard the cruise ship.

“The experience provided me an opportunity to fill my family bucket and reconnect with family I hadn’t seen in nearly two years due to COVID,” she said.

Across the Atlantic, Henda Khelifa, Account Executive in France, swapped sun for snow when she took her family to experience the joy of the mountains

France Ski Trip

From skiing to snowball fights and indulging in Savoyard specialties, Henda shared that this trip allowed her to feel refreshed and ready to tackle a new year.

Also hitting the slopes, Agile Coach Agata Śladowska shared her experience prize with her family by taking a trip to Ski Amade, Austria

Austria Trip

Their four-day weekend led to an adventure for her son that included a ski track nearly 60 km long! 

Developing a robust referral program can improve all measures of Hiring Success

Not only can proactively pipelining candidates significantly improve Hiring Velocity to ensure critical roles are filled on time, the nature of referrals often reduces overall hiring budget and will likely result in a higher Net Hiring Score.

Employee referrals continue to be a cost-effective way to hire, especially for hard-to-fill positions. And in a day when the job market is increasingly competitive for employers, instead of scrambling to identify brand new ways to attract candidates, tried and true methods, like referral programs, should not be overlooked.

As we launch into 2022 and approach the beginning of our FY23, we anticipate rapid growth and will continue to encourage referrals to support our mission of connecting people to jobs at scale. And if you’re ready to step into a new phase in your own career, we promise you’ll want to jump on this rocketship. From sales to engineering and everything in between, we’re hiring the best people across the world to support our growth and our mission.

Not the right time for you? In the spirit of referrals, share this with someone you know who is ready to make an impact now!

Autumn Anderson

Global Talent Attraction Manager at SmartRecruiters