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HC Online | 03 Mar 2015, 08:04 AM Agree 0
Learn about the unique recruitment process that’s helped this company double in size without compromising on quality.
  • Todd Sales | 04 Mar 2015, 08:15 PM Agree 0
    The interesting thing with doubling the staffing numbers of an organisation is that 'cultural fit' is quite an enigma. Culture is dynamic in all organisations, but more so when you're doubling in size in such a short period. That is certainly a challenge but very rewarding if you can pull it off.

    With regards to the referral system, it's best utilized in areas where attraction is an issue. The logic is that people in specialist areas are more likely to have an existing network with 'like skilled' people. It's not clear in the article if this is the situation here.

    My only cautionary note is this - the caveat of ensuring the recommended employee is still there in 6 months before a payout is paid is some assurance that the person recommended meets minimum expectations. But it's no indication that this person was 'the best candidate' available - so it's important the remainder of the selection process doesn't apply to much weight to the 'referral'.

    Kind regards

    Todd Sales from
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