It is probably a bit weird to hear a recruiter promoting the power of employee referral programs, but we are all about helping companies to accelerate performance and hiring the best people is central to this.

Employee referral programs, if done well, can definitely help to minimise risk even beyond that of a robust recruitment process. Why? It is simple, you are attracting people who are already aligned to your culture through the friendship or relationships they have forged with the employees referring them. Employees won't refer people they don't like or don't feel will succeed in the culture of your organisation or in the job you are recruiting. A good level of assessment has already been done without you getting involved!!