Is this something you believe in?
Or it HR’s “job”?
Many companies pay referral bonuses, and some may see it as part of your responsibility as a leader.
But then there’s the other side.
Are employees willing to put their reputation on the line?
Particularly, when they’re not really “all-in” with what’s happening internally.
They might see some shady stuff happening.
Or the new hires are coming to them voicing their concerns.
I often think we are on the fence regarding referring someone to work where we work, and what might go wrong.
Potentially putting a blemish on an existing relationship.
And that’s something no referral bonus will overcome.