In Hiring, a Friend in Need Is a Prospect, Indeed
I chose to read the article title, “In Hiring, a Friend in Need Is a Prospect, Indeed” written by Nelson D. Schwartz. This article uncovers a secret that many of the job applicants are not aware of: The best way to get a job is to not file job applications through one of those big job recruiters. Instead, organizations appear to prefer to hire people through internal ...view middle of the document...
For instance, big companies like Ernst & Young are using more internal referrals to find new hires since it could save time and money. Also other firms like Deloitte and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are increasingly giving prizes in addition to giving cash for employees who refer new hires. Companies are using the referral programs more often now since it carries some important benefits for them because they can avoid big payouts to recruiters and referred employees are less likely to quit. Even though the referral programs are a valuable tool to companies but they “have to watch the ultimate long term result in terms of diversity and skills.” Otherwise, they’re going to get the same people like they have already because employees tend to refer people like themselves. As that has said as companies expand their referral programs they have to make sure that the proportion of employee’s recommendation doesn’t get too high.
This articles relates to the textbook especially in the section about diversity
This article explains the rationales for this particular employment practice, which are consistent with the discussion of diversity in this chapter.