Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171177
Authors: 
Hoffman, Mitchell
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 369
Abstract: 
Companies frequently hire new employees based on referrals from existing employees, who often recommend friends or family members. There are numerous possible benefits from this, such as lower turnover, possibly higher productivity, lower recruiting costs, and beneficial commonalities related to shared employee values. On the other hand, hiring through employee referrals may disadvantage under-represented minorities, entail greater firm costs in the form of higher wages, lead to undesirable commonalities, and reflect nepotism. A growing body of research explores these considerations.
Subjects: 
referrals
hiring
social networks
JEL: 
J2
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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