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In today’s workforce, the people you hire have a big impact on what your company can achieve both creatively and financially. We have a feeling you probably already know this—that’s why you’re looking for ways to get even better people through your doors through enhanced collaboration with your co-workers.
One of the key challenges with launching and maintaining a successful employee referral program is getting executive buy-in. So we have a little bit of a problem. Recruiters can see the value in getting referrals, but it’s not always easy to get everyone on board with setting up (and participating in) a referral program.
If executives don’t understand the value of the program, they won’t give it their support, so we should start with showing the data and then relating the data to the contribution expected to the company.
Even with the best will in the world, a referral strategy can’t be rubber-stamped without getting key executives on board. The solution? You need to dust off some data and use it to sell the benefits of referrals to senior staff.
Here are some tips on the sorts of themes you can cover in order to get your senior team excited:
Return on investment - Hiring, training and retaining people costs money, so naturally every executive team wants their staff to be firing on all cylinders for as long as possible. You could refer to Employee Lifetime Value (ELTV) in your nifty PowerPoint presentation; this basically refers to an employee’s output levels relative to how long they spend with the company. A smart referral policy means a new hire will take less time to get up to speed; they’ll have a higher performance ceiling; and they’ll stay for longer at the peak of their powers.
More time to get on with work - Recruiting staff is often labour-intensive and expensive. We all know about the high cost-per-hire of getting new staff on board, but what about the ‘opportunity loss’ of pulling existing staff away from their jobs? It takes time to conduct an interview and test candidates, but a smart and focused referral process can reduce the likelihood of a long, drawn-out search.
Cross-functional collaboration - The referral process is an opportunity for different personnel to collaborate where ordinarily this might not happen. For example, a product manager might refer a backend engineer, or a sales manager might refer a superhero. By spelling out the benefits of bonding as a team, your leadership team may be persuaded that the road to glory is paved with Intrro.
You may share these referrals stats to persuade them more.
We’ve noticed the best results when you announce Intrro at your All-Hands where the leadership team is prompting the employees to share their network and start recommending talents to recruiters.
Here is a presentation template you can use to pitch it to the team.
Immediately after the meeting, have someone from the C-suite send out the initial email to the company.
Companies that have vocal management support get 2 - 4x the return and participation in hiring activities than those that don't.
Here are a few email templates that you could follow.
The Intrro App for Slack is the easiest way for your team to submit referrals, enabling your co-workers to receive Intrro requests and submit feedback directly inside Slack.
Intrro's App for Slack can:
On behalf of the app, Intrro's App for Slack can:
To install App for Slack on your workspace , click on your avatar on the right-top section of the menu, and navigate to the Company Settings page.
Under Integrations, click on the Install button for App for Slack.
You will see a prompt directly from Slack, click on Allow to proceed.
Please remember to verify you’re on the right workspace prior to continuing.
If you need any support, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to help!
You may require the approval of your Slack Workspace Admin to install Intrro’s App for Slack if you do not have the necessary permissions.
Most likely, your Slack Admin will be either of the following:
We generally collect as little information from you as required to do our job.
Here is an exhaustive list of the data we currently collect from you, or from your workspace when you grant us access to Slack.
Connecting Intrro with your Greenhouse ATS enables you to automatically pull all your active jobs and create/update candidates based on their current status on Intrro. This also enables the automatic syncing of key information for candidates such as their name, email address, social profiles, etc.
🔴 The following instructions require Greenhouse Site Admin access as well as Developer Permissions. If you need any assistance please reach out to us at email@example.com
To get started, log into Intrro and navigate to Company Settings > Integrations.
While you have this page open, go to a new tab on your browser and navigate to the Greenhouse API Configuration page.
Here is how you get there.
First, go to your Settings page by clicking on this icon on the top right-hand corner of your navigation bar.
From here, click into the option labelled Dev Center.
Now select API Credentials Management from here to see all your active API keys.
On this tab is where you will find all your active and inactive API keys you’ve created in the past. If you have added any notes while creating any of the former API keys, you will also find them here.
Click on Create New API Key to set up a new API for your Intrro integration.
When prompted, pick Harvest from the API Type dropdown as seen below.
We recommend you add a description to remember why you created this specific key and it can be a note as simple as “Intrro” or “Created to connect with Intrro”.
When you’re ready to proceed, click on the “Manage Permissions” button.
When you have this window seen above open, it is the only time Greenhouse will reveal the full API key to copy into Intrro.
Click Copy to bring the key into Intrro via the tab you have open to the integrations section on Intrro. Paste it in the input field as seen below and click on Save Changes.
Once you have successfully added the API Key to Intrro, you can safely confirm on Greenhouse that you've saved the key by clicking on "I have stored the API Key".
You will then be brought to the permissions management screen where you verify that you’re enabling all the required permissions for Intrro to collaborate correctly with your Greenhouse account.
If not already, please use the checkboxes to tick off the selected items as seen below from this checklist before you click Save.
As a reminder, here are all the permissions you’d need to enable from this section, under each category:
Custom Field Options:
Confirm by clicking on Save button here.
And finally, navigate to Custom Options and click on Sources.
From here, please toggle ON Intrro as a source for your Greenhouse account.
These changes will automatically be saved when you toggle them.
If you do not find Intrro on this list, please click on Add Source button you'll see here.
From the dropdown menu that appear, please choose Prospecting and enter Intrro as name of source. You may then click the Create Source button.
You’re now all set to start pushing your intrro’d candidates into Greenhouse.
To integrate Lever with Intrro, you need to create an API key that will help both of these tools communicate seamlessly with each other.
First, navigate to your Settings on Lever.
You can then choose Integrations and API from the menu on the left-hand side.
Select the API credentials tab from here and under the header - Lever API credentials, click on Generate New Key.
On the prompt that appears on Lever, you’ll find an input field to submit a unique name to help identify the API key in the future.
Please input “Intrro” here to easily revisit the key anytime.
Scroll down to Permissions, and check the 4 options you see below.
Under Read Endpoints, please check:
Under Write endpoints, please check:
You will notice there is a separate section below them both under the header Confidential data access - but please keep the toggle off to restrict Intrro from accessing any sensitive data.
Now scroll up and click on the Copy Key button BEFORE you click on Done.
Navigate back to Intrro and paste the key here on the input you see above.
Swap back to Lever and click Done, now that you’ve successfully pasted the key on Intrro.
Please keep a copy of this API key on a secure notepad where you can easily access it in the future as Lever will only reveal the key once and you won’t be able to unveil it again after setting it up.
Once you save, swap back to Intrro and click on Connect.
Your Lever account will soon be integrated with Intrro.