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Referral & Alumni Scheme Development

One of the most effective ways of sourcing talented individuals, who statistically perform well in a business and are retained longer term, is identifying them through employee referral schemes. Through leveraging your employee networks you can cut costs, improve quality and decrease time to hire. Developing Employee Referral & Alumni Schemes focuses on practical steps to create and communicate a new programme.

The course will also focus on encouraging individuals to re-join your business, discussing how to engage with and market talented former employees through a successful Alumni network.

Training Course Objectives

By the end of the course, delegates will:

  • Understand the value of an effective referral & alumni network
  • Know which steps to take to create and manage the networks
  • Understand the role all employees can play in building the networks
  • Understand how to monitor success

What’s Covered?

The Business Case

  • The context of referrals within a business
  • Statistics on the cost-effectiveness and performance of recruits
  • Benefits to employer brand and wider business

Preparation & Planning

  • Defining objectives and requirements of your scheme
  • The importance of engaging senior stakeholders
  • Deciding which rewards will align with the company culture, values and strategy
  • Avoiding common pitfalls

Creating the Referral Scheme

  • Incentives to encourage participation
  • Managing communication, outreach and training within your organisation
  • Measuring success
  • Understanding referral systems on the market
  • Turning all employees into recruiters

Alumni Networks

  • The business case for alumni recruitment
  • Example success stories
  • Creating an Alumni network
  • Understanding which areas of the business would benefit
  • Overcoming potential challenges


How is the recruitment training structured? 

The training is delivered using a mix of presentation, group discussion and interactive exercises. Each delegate will also receive a comprehensive workbook and practical toolkit to take away.

What will I need on the day?

Everything you need is provided on the day, including a comprehensive course manual containing a detailed breakdown of all the key tools, templates and techniques. We also provide lunch and free refreshments for all attendees.

Courses are held regularly in London and Manchester and run from 9.30am - 4.30pm. Normal rate: £595 + VAT with Early Bird discount rates of £495 + VAT available. Further discounts are available for more than one delegate. 

We also offer this course as an in-house workshop, suitable for 3 - 12 delegates OR as one to one coaching, tailored specifically to your recruitment requirements.

For further information contact us at or 0161 929 4343. 

Upcoming Courses

When Where Book
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