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well qualified to do so. “I wouldn’t bring in someone who would hurt the company’s performance,” he says.
Make sure candidates are team players. Again, ask yourself honestly: will this person fit into the culture at your company? Lee notes that even if they can do the job, you don’t want to have a reputation for referring someone who doesn’t quite gel with the way things get done. The referral won’t be happy in the job and neither will your co-workers.
Be up front with candidates. Lee makes it a point to be up front with his friends about the employee referral program. He also gives them the scoop on the position and the people with whom they would be working to help them get up to speed when they start the job. Afterwards, he treats them to dinner to show his appreciation for letting him refer them. Says Lee, “It’s a win-win situation for everyone.”