Employee Referrals are Top Source of Hire in a New Report from SilkRoad

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Engaging Employees to Attract Talent is Key Talent Acquisition Strategy

SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, released the 2015 edition of their annual Top Sources of Hire report. Developed from millions of data points collected through the SilkRoad Recruiting Applicant Tracking System (ATS), SilkRoad’s Top Sources of Hire 2015 offers the definitive view of talent acquisition strategy effectiveness.

While employee referrals produced the top number of hires, the report reveals a much richer story about how companies attract top talent. Areas such as job boards and search engines, career websites, employer branding, mobile recruiting, and social media are explored in-depth to provide a clear picture of the talent acquisition landscape. The report also includes a top 10 recommendations list to help recruiters refine their talent acquisition processes. A webinar on April 23, 2PM EDT will take a deep dive into the results and offer key takeaways to help attendees optimize their recruiting strategies.

Click here for more details and to register for the webinar. 

“SilkRoad’s Top Sources of Hire provides an unbiased look at the channels feeding the talent pipeline,” said John Shackleton, President and CEO of SilkRoad. “By knowing which candidate sources produce the most interviews and hires, organizations are better able to allocate resources to the areas that yield the best results.”

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Report Highlights:

  • Internal vs. External Sources of Hire: Internal sources charge the process with 61%.
  • Online vs. Offline Sources of Hire: Online sources power 78% of hires.
  • Indeed sparked talent acquisition by producing 148,263 interviews, the top external source.
  • The top three internal sources of interviews: 1) Employee Referral, 2) Career Sites, 3) Current Employees (Internal Hires).
  • See the infographic for more highlights. 

Relevant Links

  • Download SilkRoad’s Top Sources of Hire.
  • Register for the April 23 webinar.
  • See the Infographic.
  • Access 7 “Best of” Recruiting resources

About SilkRoad

SilkRoad is a leading global provider of cloud-based, end-to-end talent management solutions that enable customers to find, attract, develop, and retain the best talent. The award-winning SilkRoad Life Suite includes Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, and HRMS solutions that are delivered through a tablet-friendly Talent Portal. The suite is easy to deploy and use – a single platform to rapidly boost employee engagement and business performance. Visit www.silkroad.com, follow on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-312-574-3700.


Ryan Rivera

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