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Best Ways to earn Employee Referaals (Buddy Referrals)

9 Best Ways to Earn Employee Referral (Buddy Referral)

9 Ways to Better Employee Referral OR How to earn Employee Referral (Buddy Referral System)

1.  Personal Social Connect.

  • In this, an employee tries his level best to reach via his direct social connects be it a party friend or school days or college day’s friend or even local colony buddies.
  • This is one of the ways where an employee tries harder to reach since it will be the direct contact and in the case of selection there will be direct bonding with the buddy and you.
  • This type of buddy referrals is helpful for both for the employee as well as for the Hiring Managers since there is a high possibility of the candidate or friend joining the esteem organization.

“Why Buddy referral is sometimes risky for the Hiring Manager?”

2.  Whatsapp Group.

  • One of the best ways to make it for the buddy referral is to make it viral. The more viral you make the more the volume of resumes and accordingly you can filter and process the best as well.
  • Make sure that you form a Whatsapp message in a format which may not hurt any firm’s sentiments or any firm’s client info or disclose personal details.
  • Try posting in groups relevant to the domain or skill set. For e.g. IT Sector oriented openings only into IT related groups or Marketing or sales related openings only into the same group category else you may end up getting irrelevant resumes which will make your entire Whatsapp buddy referral income source a terrible mess.
  • Make sure that you maintain your standards while drafting a Whatsapp message so that your direct or indirect friends trust you every time you send an opening to them.

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“How to send Buddy referral messages via Whatsapp?”


“Format of Buddy Referral via Whatsapp”

3.  Collect Profiles via Naukri Research method

  • You may not get my point here if you have not watch my this YouTube video, will recommend that you watch this video before you go ahead knowing about this method of buddy referral.
  • In this, you need to look for the latest updated resume from last 30 days for the skills where you have buddy referral open positions.
  • My inserting the right search and filtering as per the location you will definitely find some resumes without email or cell no contacts.
  • Will recommend that you take your research ahead and search them on Facebook or Twitter or any other way to find them and try connecting them.
  • Even though this method may not seem so easy but within a research of 15-20 minutes, we are sure you will get the right resumes as well and assured buddy referral closure.

4.  Facebook Buddy Referral Method.

  • Its seems easy to connect and reach maximum but believe me, it’s also a way to get maximum irrelevant resumes. This Facebook method is one of the ways to reach maximum resumes, at the same time you end up getting irrelevant resumes as well.
  • Form a Buddy referral message and post it on the major relevant skills oriented job groups only.
  • For e.g. Washington Fresher’s will be the right group to post fresher’s requirements in Washington, same way make sure you give importance to the type of group corresponding to the skills and locations you are posting.
  • This method will turn out to be a terrible mess if you don’t post the exact job criteria’s to apply else this method can make wonders to get the right candidate in a minimum amount of time.
  • One thing which I observed is most of the HR Recruiters avoid this method since they already have various mass mail resumes and getting more resumes and then filtering in less time will be a headache on a longer term. So will recommend that you use it to the maximum.
  • Also, most of the professional candidates don’t prefer applying via this method is because of the fake openings created in order to collect maximum emails or other required details from the candidate’s resume which is further sold to email marketing firms at a reasonable cost.

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5.  LinkedIn Buddy Referral Method.

  • This is one of the best professional methods to get connected to any employee and is also the best method we recommend for buddy referral as well.
  • In this method, will recommend that you try your level best to make direct connections at least with respect to the skill set or with respect to the location.
  • For e.g. We have created direct connections to all the performance testing related candidates all over the world so that any openings related to the same can give us easy access to reach them.
  • We even maintained an excel sheet for all the direct LinkedIn connections we have, so that it becomes easy for us to send the opening to the right candidate or employee.
  • Try importing LinkedIn email connections as a database which can further be used to email the desired job requirements as well.

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  • Very few HR recruiters use this technique for lower level hiring and will recommend that you use to reach the right at much easy level.
  • For top management level positions, this is one of the best methods to get connected and earn at least more than $1000 to $5000 per referrals.

For more in detail: How to use LinkedIn for buddy referral?

6.  Recruitment Drive Method.

  • Recruitment drive method is the best method in order to know where exactly the openings are on and also to know the exact buddies in your desired skill set who are currently searching for a job change.
  • We recommend this method as the second best method after LinkedIn Buddy referral method for knowing the most of the open positions in the market since the accuracy of this method is much high as compared to others.

For more watch, this video Here or read this article in detail Here. ( Coming Soon )

7.  Referral via Job Forums.

  • Try posting job requirements you have in various job-forums related to your skill set.
  • Prefer posting requirements in job forums which are highly active and supports positive active interactions.
  • We won’t recommend you to follow this method randomly especially when you are not an active member on your forums or not have enough knowledge to comment on your skill set.

8.  Referral via Blog.

  • One more unlike way to target is to look for online tutorials or websites run by bloggers in which you have an opening and then comment in the comment section of that blog or website. For Eg. For a blog on Java – You will mostly find people commenting related to their issues faced in java or Oil and Gas Enggs or Teachers are found in blogs related to their domain expertise.
  • You will get many active members related to your skill set or domain or from the same field in the comment sections of the blog.

9.  YouTube Commenting.

  • If you are YouTube savvy and always try finding a solution for every problem on your skill set, then this method is recommended for you.
  • Try searching for online videos related to the job openings you have since you may reach employees related to that skill set from the comment section of the YouTube; Eg. Turbine Constructive engineers always look for online help to get a solution for their turbine related issues, Java Tutorials or software related issues are also solved using the interactive commenting on the YouTube comments.
  • This method is used for Non-IT – Automobile Industry, for branding or marketing related positions.
  • In the case of Online Digital Marketing, We have personally found many friends related to any domain, which even the HR Recruiters, fail to find on any job portals.

Read More Here :

“How to shortlist Buddy referral openings?”

So these are our possible ways to reach out to employees in order to get connected and earn handsome buddy referral for the same.

If you know any method which you tried and worked successfully then do let us know in the comments below.

About Nitin Ravale

Nitin Ravale is a HR turned Pro Blogger and Youtuber who makes his living via Online Digital Marketing sources.

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