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7 Features to look for in an Employee Referral Program
2020 OctoberEmployee Referrals

Top 7 Technical Features a Digital Employee Referral Program Must Have

1. Mobile Referral App Employees will make a large number of referrals if the process is simplified to just a click of a button. Since …

Top 8 Recruitment Solutions in 2021
2020 OctoberRecruitmentTalent Acquisition

Top 8 Recruitment Solutions in 2021

1. Offering Referral Bonuses By creating a positive and inspiring company culture that encourages employee referrals, they can make up to 40% of hires that …

4 people in office - Employee Referrals and a Diverse Workforce- Both Are Possible
2020 OctoberRecruitmentDiversity Management

Employee Referrals and Diverse Workforce: Both Are Possible!

What Is an Employee Referral Program? Employee Referral Programs have been used for centuries as an efficient recruiting channel. Nowadays we use them in a …

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2020 OctoberCompany CultureEmployer Branding

Employee Motivation: 7 Tips That Work

Why do you need to have motivated employees? Have a look at the downside: listless but skilled employees carry out the working tasks by the …

how to build employer branding strategy
2020 OctoberEmployer BrandingRecruitment

This Is How You Build a Great Employer Branding Strategy

In today’s modern economy, competition for excellent talent is more fierce than ever before, and companies now have to offer an engaging work environment to …

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2020 OctoberEmployee ReferralsRecruitment

Pros & Cons: Recruiting Agencies vs. Employee Referral Programs

When somebody mentions employment challenges, almost everyone can empathize with that tenacious job seeker who is searching for his or her dream job at a …

Employee referral scheme explained
2020 OctoberEmployee ReferralsRecruitment

What Is An Employee Referral Scheme? Employee Referral Schemes Explained

What Is An Employee Referral Scheme?  An employee referral scheme is a structured and organized program that employers use to request their employees to endorse …

Employee referrals
2020 OctoberEmployee ReferralsTalent Acquisition

7 Tips on Successfully Recruiting Employees via Referrals

Finding the ideal candidate can be very difficult and expensive through job advertisements and headhunters due to the high unemployment level. Discover how you can …

employee referral myths
2020 OctoberEmployee ReferralsTalent Acquisition

10 Myths About Employee Referrals

According to Careerbuilder, over 80 percent of employers rate an employee referral program as one of the best ways to bring in top talent. It’s …

employer branding
2020 OctoberEmployer BrandingRecruitment

9 Reasons Why Employer Branding Is Essential in Recruitment

1. It attracts employees The number one reason to take employer branding seriously is that you attract plenty of employees. Branding your business lets prospective …

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2020 OctoberRecruitmentTech

What You Need to Know Before Buying HR Software

Software is the most powerful way of improving the productivity of your HR team. With the right HR technology, your organization can recruit better talent …

Employee Referrals
Employee ReferralsTalent Acquisition

Employee Referrals: Why They Should Be Your Main Recruiting Channel

Why use Referrals Employee referrals are an effective strategy that helps companies attract quality talent from professional networks. Anyone in the company can refer a …

Best HR Recruitment Solutions
2020 OctoberTalent AcquisitionTips & Tricks

The 8 Best Recruitment Solutions for 2021

Whenever a position in a company opens, it’s imperative to fill it as quickly as possible with the right candidate. The position is aligned with …

Best HR Recruitment Methods
2020 OctoberRecruitment

Best HR Recruitment Methods

Technological advancements have driven major changes in how companies recruit new candidates. The hiring process has been transformed by the availability of tools, including interview …

talent acquisition
2020 OctoberRecruitmentTalent Acquisition

Learn all about the talent acquisition process with Firstbird!

Talent acquisition is the practice of attracting, acquiring, and retaining the best candidates to sustain a company’s operations well into the future. Instead of focusing …

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2020 OctoberEmployee ReferralsTech

5 Features You Need in Employee Referral Software

Digital transformations in human resources (HR) departments are in full swing across all industries. Competition for the best and brightest workforce is fierce, and growing …

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2020 OctoberEmployee Referrals

Essential Recruitment Guide: Employee Referral Programs

In recruitment, the corona pandemic has caused various changes. One significant change is the need for new recruitment methods to fill various skill gaps within …

The Top 7 Must-Read Books for Recruitment Marketing
2020 OctoberEmployer BrandingRecruitment

The Top 7 Must-Read Books for Recruitment Marketing

Adopting an RM strategy will enhance a company’s ability to attract the best talent. Here’s all the important information to know about this fresh approach. …

Creative Recruitment
2020 OctoberEmployee ReferralsTips & Tricks

Creative Recruitment: How We Find Our Employees

First, it’s important to understand the key factors when it comes to the state of workers in the United Kingdom based on a recent survey …

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2020 OctoberEmployee Referrals

4 Things to Consider Before Introducing an HR Referral Program

There are numerous talent acquisition strategies available for firms, and the most beneficial is an HR referral program. This strategy is sometimes called recruitment referral …

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Product News

Statistics Update: What Has Changed?

With our last release we introduced our simplified referral form, which means that we have now divided the acceptance of a referral and the application …

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2020 OctoberTalent Acquisition

Here Are the 3 Most Important Ways Talent Sourcing Will Change

What Is Talent Sourcing? Also known as direct sourcing, it’s an approach to recruiting that starts long before you have an opening. You start by …

people networking in recruitment
2020 OctoberRecruitmentTips & Tricks

How to Use Networking in Recruitment

The market for qualified candidates is hugely competitive. Many professional candidates hold career positions in companies where they are comfortable and are not looking for …

Employer Branding
2020 OctoberEmployer BrandingTips & Tricks

7 steps to a successful employer branding campaign

Here are seven key steps to launching a successful employer branding campaign. #1 Tell (Sell) The Company Story Today’s job seekers want careers that make …

Checklist
2020 OctoberEmployee ReferralsTips & Tricks

The Ultimate Checklist for Your Employee Referral Program

Referral programs are a great way to keep everyone in your organization engaged while taking advantage of the most powerful recruitment channel available. Professional recruiters …

social media recruiting
2020 OctoberRecruitment

The Latest Trends for Recruiting on Social Media

Why Is Recruiting on Social Media a Popular Way to Find Employees?   Recruiting on social media has become an increasingly popular method for finding …

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2020 OctoberProduct News

Easier registration with the new version of our Firstbird2Go app

Register faster with the Firstbird2Go app thanks to the QR code With the help of the newly integrated QR code scanner in our app, your …

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2020 OctoberProduct News

Autumn 2020 Update

Simplified Referral Form We would like to make it even easier to accept referrals. For this reason we have revised our referral form. Similar to …

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2020 OctoberProduct News

Candidate Experience Package

In a recent survey conducted by PwC, almost half (49%) of jobseekers working in in-demand areas such as technology said they turned down an offer …

Home Office
2020 OctoberCompany CultureFirstbird Insights

Our Journey with Remote Work – Week 3

On Monday March 16th, we started mandatory home office for our entire team. Here we share our experience in week 3.

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2020 OctoberCompany CultureFirstbird Insights

Our Journey with Remote Work – Week 2

On Monday March 16th, we started mandatory home office for our entire team. Here we share our experience in week 2.

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2020 OctoberCompany CultureFirstbird Insights

Our Journey With Remote Work – Week 1

On Monday March 16th, we started mandatory home office for our entire team. We are sharing what we have learned from our first weeks of home office in hopes it might help you and your company adjust to our new “normal” in terms of our work life.

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2020 OctoberEmployee Referrals

Employee search: How employee referrals help to hire for cultural fit

The importance of cultural fit in recruiting​ First, consider the “cultural fit” between the company and the applicant. If the candidate’s own values match the …

Talent Management
2020 OctoberTalent Acquisition

What is Talent Management?​

Many companies are changing their organizational structure, but they are following old patterns when it comes to talent management. In fact, employees develop off the classical career paths in only one in three companies. According to the 2018 Talent Management Study by Kienbaum, almost 70 percent of companies geared career development only with management positions as vertical advancement with very little emphasis placed on other advancement opportunities. But what exactly does Talent Management mean?

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2020 OctoberTalent AcquisitionTips & Tricks

Talent Wanted Skills Shortage Found

Why is there a shortage of skilled workers? The business world speaks of a shortage of skilled workers when there is a large number of …

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2020 OctoberCompany Culture

Firstbird is taking flight

Firstbird has a brand new look. Why? The last few years have proven to us that Firstbird is more than just a digital employee referral …

Firstbird goes Recfest
2020 OctoberEvents

Firstbird goes Recfest19!

40 hours of fresh ideas Recfest is all about broadening horizons. Over 100 international speakers will talk about all the different things that drive recruitment …

Company CultureTalent Acquisition

Why One Employee Can Destroy Your Company Culture

It only takes one bad apple to ruin the bunch. An employee who acts against company ethics, gossips, underperforms or simply gives out “bad vibes” …

2020 OctoberEmployee Referrals

Top 10 Employee Referral Statistics To Know

Statistics that matters: Additionally, traditional recruiting can come at a high cost, between $4,285 to more than $18,000 per hire, and that can really add …

2020 OctoberEmployee ReferralsTips & Tricks

What makes a referral program successful?

The key to ensuring its effectiveness in attracting quality recruits is to make sure that you follow certain principles when creating your employee referral program. …

2020 OctoberEmployee Referrals

A Brief Introduction To An Employee Referral Program

Infographic Thinking about investing in an employee referral program? Here’s a brief infographic with what you should know about Firstbird’s employee referral program!

2020 OctoberEmployee Referrals

What Is An Employee Referral Program?

So how does it work? To make things easy to understand, here is how an employee referral program works: Your company signs up for an …

2020 OctoberEmployee ReferralsTips & Tricks

15 Creative Ideas For Employee Rewards

An employee referral program can become a fun and exciting tool for employees, but only when using it the right way. You have to bear in …

2020 OctoberTalent Acquisition

This Is How To Find Employees In 2018

The simple answer is none of the above. Really. If you want to find employees in 2018, and really good ones at that, do as …

2020 OctoberEmployer Branding

Employer Branding: Is It Really Worth It?

First up, what happens when you don’t invest in employer branding? A Google search indicates there’s not much out there about the cons when it …

2020 OctoberRecruitmentTips & Tricks

How To Reach Millennials When Recruiting

How To Reach Millennials When Recruiting   When choosing millennials as your recruiting target group, one thing you should be aware of is that the …

2020 OctoberRecruitmentTips & Tricks

How to hire for those hard-to-fill roles

In fact, according to CareerBuilder’s report – which was based on more than 5000 HR professionals worldwide – the positions which are most challenging to …

2020 OctoberEmployee Referrals

Influencer Recruiting

As a company, it is virtually impossible to avoid having a sophisticated social media presence – especially if you are looking for talent. However, turning …

2020 OctoberEmployee Referrals

Why Do You Need An Employee Referral Program?

A lot of times, thriving companies with a strong human resource foundation will already have a team of employees with well-established networks for talent sourcing. …

2020 OctoberRecruitmentTips & Tricks

7 Mistakes When Writing a Job Description

Many small and medium-sized companies, do not pay close attention and don’t spend enough of their time to the way they write a job description, …

2020 OctoberEvents

Firstbird Goes To Zukunft Personal 2017

This year’s #ZP17 motto â€śWork:olution – Moving Minds” focused on the controversial and much-debated topic of how machines and robotics are moving in the working world …

2020 OctoberEmployee Referrals

Helping Employees Refer From Facebook & Twitter

In fact, with Facebook and Twitter boasting of 2 billion and 328 million active monthly users in 2017, there’s a high chance that you will …

2020 OctoberRecruitmentTips & Tricks

4 Unique Recruitment Ideas That Can Pay Off Big Time

Usually, your dream employees are out there, doing great work for other companies. Your challenge is to find them and persuade them to explore your …

2020 OctoberCompany Culture

5 Tips To Motivate Your Recruitment Team

Recruitment team leaders need to find ways to keep their staff away from fatigue and help them stay motivated even when the going gets tough. …

2020 OctoberEmployee Referrals

5 Things That Can Kill Your Employee Referral Program

It’s true, Employee Referral Programs are cheaper to implement than other traditional recruitment methods. When you use traditional methods like job ads or job boards, …

2020 OctoberTalent AcquisitionTips & Tricks

7 Hiring Tips for Startups & Small Businesses

1. Write a clear job description People tend to find jobs based on keywords or industries, and you should keep that in mind when writing …

2020 OctoberEmployee Referrals

Referral Programs A Game-Changer For Recruiting

In fact, an iCIMS report found that companies get 24-40% of their new hires from referrals, where nearly two-thirds of employers implement an employee referral …

2020 OctoberRecruitment

8 Proven Strategies For Your Recruiting

1. Define your communications strategy Make sure you have clearly defined your company’s brand, your target applicants, and your main sources of potential candidates. Identify …

2020 OctoberEmployee ReferralsTips & Tricks

Turn Your Employees Into Referral Rockstars

Here are some ways to make your employee referral program a simple, fun, and exciting prospect for your team: Set your goals Set your goals …

2020 OctoberCompany Culture

4 Examples Of Companies With Great Culture

Company culture is vital because employees are more likely to enjoy working for an organization whose values are consistent with theirs. They will be happier, …

2020 OctoberEmployee RewardsTips & Tricks

Non-Monetary Rewards For Employee Referrals

In fact, the LinkedIn Global Recruiting Trends 2016 study noted that 26% of businesses consider employee referral programs to be a long-lasting trend. It looks …

2020 OctoberEmployee Referrals

4 Ways Companies Use Referrals To Attract Hires

Here are four ways top companies implemented their successful employee referral programs. 1. They focused on building a positive company culture Companies with a great …

2020 OctoberTalent AcquisitionTips & Tricks

4 Strategies to Help Beat The Talent Crunch

It can be tricky, but still very possible. Here are four useful hiring strategies to help you find your next great employee: 1. Ask yourself …

2020 OctoberRecruitment

Will Recruitment Agencies Exist In 10 Years?

HUMAN RELATIONS. 1. Recruitment agencies are fast, but low-quality Here’s how it works: Employers or recruiters hire a recruiting agency and send out their vacant …

2020 OctoberTalent Acquisition

6 Great Recruitment Strategies For Startups

Here are six recruiting strategies your startup should implement to find great talent: 1. Treat your applicants well When you receive a high-quality lead, call …

2020 OctoberMitarbeiterempfehlungen

Employee Referral Programs & Small Businesses

Given its effectiveness in attracting quality candidates for companies, the LinkedIn Global Recruiting Trends 2016 study noted that 26% of businesses consider employee referral programs …

2020 OctoberRecruitmentTips & Tricks

8 Interview Questions To Ask Your Referral

So now, you’ve found a great potential employee through your referral program, which means their skills and experiences are in line with what you’re looking …

2020 OctoberProduct NewsTech

Firstbird Announces Integration with Greenhouse

The partnership allows Firstbird users to export job posts seamlessly from Greenhouse’s applicant tracking system (ATS) to the Firstbird platform, to optimize their entire referral …

2020 OctoberTips & Tricks

How To Handle Employee Resignations Better

It’s always difficult when a trusted employee leaves, but here are 5 tips on how you can deal with resignations better: 1. Get started with …

2020 OctoberEmployee Referrals

Why Your Employees Are The Best Headhunters

Your secretary The business partner you met yesterday for lunch The guy in the office who always has 600+ friends on Facebook Your marketing manager …

2020 OctoberRecruitment

Pros and Cons of Using Job Boards For Recruitment

  Monster Monster is perhaps the most popular online job site. It is a powerful resource for job seekers in any industry because it has …

2020 OctoberEventsTech

Firstbird Went to The Talent Tech Lab

TTL is vastly becoming the global hub for Talent Acquisition technology. Backed by recruiting giants Mercer, Allegis Group and Mitchell Martin, TTL has screened more …

2020 OctoberTalent Acquisition

No HR department? Here’s what you can do

While it is still important to assign a person to coordinate HR duties, companies can make do with cutting down on the responsibilities through automation …

2020 OctoberRecruitment

Is It OK To Hire Someone You Found On Social Media?

Some recruiters, however, question the legitimacy of hiring someone found on social media because it digresses from traditional recruitment practices. They also argue that social …

2020 OctoberRecruitmentTips & Tricks

Here’s How To Make Your Jobs Go Viral

1. Create shareable content Shareability starts with good copy. Make sure your job description is clear, concise and encapsulates these three things: Who will I …

2020 OctoberEmployee ReferralsTips & Tricks

How to Supercharge Your Referral Program

1. Have coffee with every new employee Sit your new employees down for a casual chat over a cup of coffee so you can get …

2020 OctoberCompany CultureTips & Tricks

5 Ways HR Can Use SMS to Reach Employees

Ken Rhie is the CEO of Trumpia, which earned a reputation as the most complete SMS solution including user-friendly user interface and API for mobile …

2020 OctoberCandidatesTips & Tricks

3 Easy Steps To Win Over Passive Candidates

The goal now, for you is to win them over and convince them to work for you instead. Here are 3 easy steps on how …

2020 OctoberRecruitment

Personalize Your Candidate Experience

Companies can’t afford to send cold emails saying “Dear Candidate, We have an opening for…” anymore and hope to attract talented candidates. Let’s admit it, …

2020 OctoberTalent Acquisition

Why You Don’t Need To Use A Recruitment Agency

There are plenty of other reasons why your company is better off not using a recruitment agency. Here are the 3 most compelling points: What …

2020 OctoberEmployee Referrals

Why Employee Referrals Have To Be Data Driven

Reason 1: Track how many employees participated The key to implementing a successful employee referral program is getting your current staff members to participate. Data …

2020 OctoberRecruitmentTips & Tricks

5 Tips For Fast And Efficient Recruiting

Also, the very best candidates are always in high demand and are likely to receive multiple offers, so if your hiring process is taking too …

2020 OctoberEmployee ReferralsEmployer Branding

The Power Of Employees’ Social Media Channels

Number 1: Increase Brand Publicity Since employee-generated content (=EGC) is highly appreciated by customers, business partners and potential candidates, more and more companies are beginning …

2020 OctoberEmployee ReferralsTips & Tricks

Employee Recognition: 12 Ways To Appreciate

1. Offer flexible hours Flexible work hours can be worth a lot more than cash. It means that employees won’t need day-care services for their …

2020 OctoberEmployee ReferralsTips & Tricks

How To Introduce A Referral Program To Your Team

1. Create a short step-by-step guide on how they can participate Introduce the employee referral program to your employees using a step-by-step guide on how …

2020 OctoberCompany CultureEmployer Branding

How To Create A Positive Company Culture

1. Assign cultural ambassadors Office cultural ambassadors articulate and model the company’s values, and ensure that employees are acting in accordance to these values. It’s …

2020 OctoberEmployee ReferralsTips & Tricks

Your Employee Referral Program & Gamification

By gamify-ing the referral recruitment process, hiring becomes more interactive for referred candidates and current employees. Employees are rewarded for their participation and progress which …

2020 OctoberTips & Tricks

Need To Onboard New Hires? Here’s How To Do It Right

1. Prepare for their arrival Show your new hire that they are important by making sure you are prepared for their arrival. Inform your other …

2020 OctoberCandidatesRecruitment

How To Reach Passive Candidates When Recruiting

Passive candidates are very sought-after for many reasons. Since they are already employed, they, in all likelihood, have the skill set and know-how that are …

2020 OctoberMitarbeiterempfehlungenTech

Top 7 Third-Party ATS Integrations

1. ATS Integration for Communication   Communicate achievements, like incoming applications or successful hires instantly via Slack. Create team and private channels to stay up …

2020 OctoberEmployee Referrals

How To Create A Great Employee Referral Program

1. Be confident the (the tool has everything you need) Emphasize the benefits of your employee referral tool in a mindmap and truly convince yourself. …

2020 OctoberMitarbeiterempfehlungenTech

Can Small Businesses Benefit From HR Software?

1. Automate recruitment processes Technological advancements pave the way for automating everyday human resources processes. You can use an integrated solution to plan and manage …

2020 OctoberRecruitmentTips & Tricks

5 Ways You Can Reduce Your Recruitment Costs

Imagine you have to hire 10 or more workers in a year, and those costs can quickly add up. You need to understand how much …

2020 OctoberMitarbeiterempfehlungenTech

7 Genius HR Slack Integrations

Slack’s success is not only due to its usability but also to its multiple integrations. Teams can choose between various add-ons to merge internal tasks …

2020 OctoberRecruitment

How Social Media is Changing Recruitment

Smart recruiters also use social media to conduct background checks among potential hires and confirm their qualifications for a position. Having a social recruiting strategy …

2020 OctoberRecruitmentTips & Tricks

5 Tips On How To Update Your College Recruitment Strategy

These days, traditional college recruitment programs may no longer appeal to the new generation of young professionals. They may not be so keen on visiting …

2020 OctoberCandidatesTips & Tricks

6 Tips For Interviewing & Hiring Candidates 

1. Put the applicant at ease As an interviewer you might want to ask tough questions at the start of the interview to check for …

2020 OctoberCompany CultureTips & Tricks

How To Build Company Culture And Boost Employee Engagement

One key element in engaging employees is by having a corporate culture that is warm, collaborative and inclusive. An engaged workplace leads directly to higher …

2020 OctoberMitarbeiterempfehlungenTips & Tricks

6 Easy Ways To Improve Your Employee Referral Program

 An internal referral program can eliminate the need to outsource recruitment to an agency while empowering current employees to become the company’s brand ambassadors. This …

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