Do Referral Programs Breed Mediocrity?
‘Referral Programs Breeding Mediocrity Report’ is the first in TeamLease survey series to understand ‘India’s evolving World of Work’. The survey was administered on HR managers across sectors. The current survey series aims to understand the pulse of young Indian workforce to the different aspects that govern the working environment.
Referral programs have been touted as the newest holy grail of hiring. Purportedly, referral hiring is the silver bullet that solves for employee engagement, culture fit, hiring costs and retention. While some of these benefits may be real and might even be significant, the industry is abuzz with the pitfalls of referral hiring as well. And the most destructive of them all, Talent Managers say, are clique forming and mediocrity breeding.