FACT: Employee referrals can produce hires that are of higher quality. They’re also known to stick around longer. However, even though many employers are aware of employee referral programs, they are still skeptical about the benefits.

This infographic, compiled by Zao, counters this skepticism by debunking the five most common myths about referral programs.


  • 41% of referral hires can come from your trusted external network, if you reward them
  • Engagement can increase from 10 to 50 times with referral rewards
  • Hires from referrals produce about 25% more profit

RELATED: Why Employee Referrals Are the Best Source of Hire [INFOGRAPHIC]


About Heather R. Huhman

Heather R. Huhman is a career expert and founder & president of Come Recommended, a career and workplace education and consulting firm specializing in young professionals. 

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