Greater reach through employee referrals

Use employee recommendations to reach candidates you wouldn’t otherwise reach.

80 %

trust recommendations from
people they know

75 %

of candidates consider employee
referrals to be ideal

40 %

of recommended candidates
are hired

Good employees know good employees

Referrals are usually particularly successful hires.

Maximise your reach

Use your employees’ network as your outreach and attract candidates you wouldn’t otherwise reach.

Better candidate quality

Your employees know the requirements of your jobs best and make qualified recommendations, including cultural fit.

Short-cut to top recommendations

Inform your employees easily and automatically about new jobs and receive referrals just as easily.

Shorter onboarding and faster productivity

Employees hired through referrals start their jobs more quickly, settle in faster and are productive in a shorter time.

How to use referrals successfully

Everything you need to build a sustained channel of entry with minimum effort.


No extra tool and everything is automatic: When you post a job, you activate employee referrals and set a reward. Your employees are automatically informed about new jobs.


This motivates and incentivises your employees. Choose the right reward for each job and motivate your team to support you in the recruiting process.

All channels

Share jobs: Your employees can share current job vacancies on their own network with just a few clicks – via social and business networks, messenger, email or as a link.

Save costs

Reduce your cost-per-hire. Fill up to 40 % of your jobs by employee referrals. You evaluate the share of recommendations across all input channels.

Advantages from the recruiter’s
point of view

Customers that have developed a successful referral channel.


Frequently asked questions and answers about the softgarden Employee Referral Program.

Of course! We ensure that all personal data can be processed in accordance
with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

The referrals end up in your softgarden Applicant Management Software and run through your usual recruiting process.

You decide. It could be a voucher, a sum of money or a bike – it’s up to you.

Depending on whether you want to give the reward after the referred employee
starts in the company or completes their probationary period, your employee will receive a notification of the successful referral.

The softgarden ATS is essential to ensure that your employees are
automatically notified of new jobs and you are able to evaluate the referral

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