All in Business

The elephant in the room: referrals in the hiring process

Referrals are an important, and at times, frustrating, part of the hiring process. Whether you like them or not, they will not disappear anytime soon. In order to build a more equitable labor market, I challenge corporations to limit the influence of referrals on early-career positions and to avoid strict interview quotas when referrals are involved. I also challenge those frustrated by the referral system to make an effort to build a professional network using the tools available.