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Posted November 16, 2016 by

Diversity bonuses: do they work?

Employee happy with his bonusCompanies who understand the importance of hiring diverse employees are pouring millions into their Diversity and Inclusion efforts. One such effort is to offer a “diversity bonus” to recruiters or employees who make referrals. The results are mixed. In 2015, Intel started offering $4,000 to employees who refer women or minorities. It may have played a part in their increase in diverse hiring. Facebook tried to incentivize recruiters to recruit more diversity, and it doesn’t seem to be working. A third example isn’t actually a bonus but a mandate. The NFL’s Rooney Rule requires teams to interview minority candidates for coaching and senior football operation jobs. When they put the policy in place, there were six head coaches of color. Over 12 years, the NFL added 14. This does seem like progress, albeit a bit slow moving.

Some love the idea of paying out for minority and women candidates. Some say it just doesn’t feel right. If you decide to invest in this approach, make sure to think through the risks and how to do it right.

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Posted August 27, 2014 by

Why Are Employee Referrals the Most Fruitful Way to Hire

Portrait of multi-cultural office standing in a lobby

Portrait of multi-cultural office standing in a lobby. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Employee Referral is a simple internal recruitment method to interview and hire more employees through the referrals provided by their existing employees. The employees simply forward the résumé of a family member or friend who is looking for employment to the hiring department of the organisation. If their referral is selected, the employees receive a referral bonus. Employee referrals are few of the most cost effective ways of employee recruitment and the best means to build man power required by the organisation. With the growing number of dissatisfied employees and increased workforce attrition, it is becoming more and more essential for companies to hire quality employees that will stay and contribute to the business workflow. Listed below are the various benefits of employee referral schemes. (more…)

Posted July 11, 2013 by

Employees Value Vacation Time; Willing to Sacrifice Benefits

While many workers appreciate their jobs, it never hurts to take some time off.  Some employees are even willing to give up benefits to do so, according to the following post.

Half of all workers who receive paid vacation time in the nation’s top 10 largest cities would be willing to sacrifice a workplace benefit in exchange for more paid time off. However, despite their desire for more free time, most employees don’t even use the vacation time they already receive. (more…)