Employer Branding

What Do Employee Referrals and The Beatles Have in Common?

88% of employers say employee referrals are the #1 source of ‘above average candidates.” As the Beatles sang, “I get by with a little help from my friends.”

To announce our new product at SmartRecruiters – you can find out what employee referrals and the Beatles have in common!


  • Passive candidates are 120% more likely to make an impact on your workforce.
  • Employee referrals count for 24.5% of all hires.
  • Referred candidates are twice as likely to get a job interview.

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By David Smooke

David Smooke is Partner at ArtMap Inc. (Inbound Marketing On Demand), Advisor to (Rich Media Recruitment Marketing), and Head of Marketing at Teamable (Enterprise Employee Referral Engine).