Originally posted on VentureBeat:
Would you suggest a friend or contact for a job at your company? Most people answer yes, making referrals the most tried and true method of recruiting. Now a new tool in the recruiter’s toolbox will allow hiring managers to automate, gamify, and extend referrals beyond immediate contacts.
We’ve seen a lot of new human resources and recruiting companies in the last few months. Zao is a new social hiring platform that enables HR pros to set up and manage referrals automtically … and spread the wealth.
VentureBeat talked to Ziv Eliraz, founder and chief executive of Zao, for all the details.
“We’re all about managing the number one source of hiring: referrals,” Eliraz said. “The problem is that most companies are doing this as if social media hasn’t been invented yet.”
Commonly, referrals work like this: HR emails employees, outlining the open positions, and asked…
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