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How to Build a Successful Employee Referral Program

26 May 2022, London

8.30AM – 12PM

88% of employers said that referrals are the #1 best source for above-average applicants. But, most businesses still face an uphill battle to increase their employee referrals.

However, the solution is relatively simple. By tweaking your referral strategy and taking a ‘campaign’ led approach you can quickly optimise results from your referral program (think 6 referral hires in 60 minutes) achieving a steady stream of referrals without deploying lengthy employee engagement strategies and repeated mass communication.

Join this intimate speaker and networking breakfast event, where we will share exactly how this campaign methodology is transforming employee referrals. We’ll show you how to run a successful referral campaign by running a live, interactive ‘Referral Jam’ during the event, focused on filling TA roles and we’ll have two TA leaders talking about their case studies and how they’ve delivered referral success using Real Links as part of their referral strategy.

This event promises to be fun, interactive, informative and most of all, will leave you with some great takeaways you can implement immediately.

What’s being discussed

  • What a campaign methodology means when it comes to referrals and why it’s critical to success
  • Two guest speakers talking about their case studies and how they’ve delivered referral success
  • A live Referral Jam to demonstrate the methodology and show you how it works in practice with live TA roles
  • The importance of gamification and leaderboards to generate rapid engagement during a campaign
  • How content sharing and scheduling will help maximise engagement and reach over a number of weeks
  • How campaign methodology allows you to rapidly scale referrals as a highly cost-effective hiring tool
  • …and much more!
Who will be attending?

This speaker & roundtable networking breakfast event is exclusively reserved for 30 In-house recruitment/HR professionals from a variety of companies including Airfleet, Amazon, Bitmovin, Bloomberg, Brytlyt, Chestnut, Cognizant, Compusoft, Concirrus, Cowen, First Bus, Global Marine, i6, Jablite, Kortext, Kroll, LB Brent, Meltwater, Navico, NTT Data, Oryon Imaging, Product Madness, Publicis Sapient, Reach, SEDNA, SEON Technologies, TEkenable, The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Turner & Townsend, UKG, Weber Shandwick, What’s Possible… to name but a few!

26 May 2022

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Goldsmith’s Centre, 42 Britton St, Farringdon, London, EC1M 5AD


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08:30 – Registration with complimentary hot breakfast rolls, pastries, tea, coffee & juice
09:00 – Opening announcements
09:10 – 1st and 2nd guest speaker presentation
09:50 – 1st interactive roundtable discussion session
10:30 – Coffee break
10:50 – 3rd guest speaker presentation
11:10 – 2nd interactive roundtable discussion session
11:45 – Closing comments & peer-to-peer networking
12:00 – Event close


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  • Strictly reserved for In-house Recruitment and HR professionals only
  • Recruitment agencies and industry suppliers are not permitted to attend (other than our official event partner)
Event partners

Real Links is an employee referral platform which is helping companies to increase referrals and reduce hiring costs by up to 20%. Real Links has a significant impact on increasing employee engagement with referral schemes by automating the process to make it quick and easy for employees and providing a points based incentive structure that maintains engagement going forward.