It's a win-win situation. The company gets people they can trust at a fraction of the price they pay external HR companies, and no one in the HR department know our own friends more than us. And we get cash award to supplement our income.
My company sends out a list of job vacancies periodically, and I always make it a point to send it out to my network of friends.
A friend of mine sent me her resume, which I forwarded direct to the hiring manager, as our HR department is too stringent in filtering out resumes that they deem as unsuitable for the role.
The hiring manager, let's call him Mr Charisma, who is also a friendly colleague of mine just skype me a while ago.
Mr Charisma: Thanks for the CV. Her work experience is pretty focused on the finance sector. And she is a marketing manager now
Shingo T: In banks, almost everyone is a manager. =p Because pple will call banks and say "Hey, I wanna talk to your manager!" As time go by, they made the most junior post a manager.
Shingo T: So their manager rank is same as our analyst rank.
Mr Charisma: hahha
Mr Charisma: i was just wondering if she will be interested in the role
Shingo T: no worries, she saw the job description. And she knows what to expect from this analyst role. She's not asking for the moon.
Shingo T: and I didn't force her to send her resume.
Mr Charisma: ok. thanks
Keeping my fingers crossed, I want my referral fees. $_$
About the Author: Shingo T is a part-time employee, and a part-time talent scout for the company.