It sounds like a great idea; ask employees to recommend friends and family members – saves recruitment costs, even if you give an incentive to employees to find people for you. They all get on, happy families….or is it?
It may work, to begin with, but it can cause friction and cliques. If there are problems at work, then rather an individual chatting about it, everyone knows about it, they all support it and the outcome(s) if not suiting all, heralds dissatisfaction and dissent. One person leaves and the others follow suit. Of course, there is the occasion when you cannot source from within and a new person unrelated starts – they feel isolated, not part of the clique and they often leave; the cycle continues. Who has the upper hand; and how does it affect your business?
If you must let someone go; there’s an uproar. Of course, families and friends fall out – then what do you do? A further scenario is when these groups decide they can run the business better than you and set up independently, taking your clients and customers regardless of what’s in their contracts and GDPR.
We have witnessed all of this and it is happening all too often. We suggest looking at effective long-term recruitment solutions, where people will help you build your brand and achieve your goals. At Johnson Underwood we like to think we are the people who can help you….call us now on 01604 626162 or email email@example.com.
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