How to find a job through networking

On the 14th of March I attended a HR Conference regarding “El networking de referencias para encontrar empleo: ¿ya lo tienes en cuenta?” = Networking, how to find a job.

The Moderator was Rosaura Alastruey, an expert in professional networking and one of the most genuine persons I have ever met.

She invited 4 HR professionals:

  • Marta Torras – HR Director at Primagas
  • Leticia Palacio – Human Resources Director & Senior Global HR Business Partner at RealPage
  • Ana León: Selección, Formación y Desarrollo at Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial.
  • Elodie Guerin: Global Talent Acquisition program manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

They presented their internal reference program, which gave an indispensable value for their companies. They confirmed that 30% of their hiring comes from internal recommendations, which is more or less the same percentage that I had at SELLBYTEL Group, where we had a complex referral program with economic benefits.

They have all agreed that the referral system decreases the hiring costs, sets up better expectations for the new employees, has a positive impact on faster integration and the most important impact is on employee retention.

Rosaura shared with us statistics made by LinkedIn studies, which states that 46% of the people in Spain have been hired through social media professional networking.

If you want to improve your job searching strategy and how to correctly use networking, drop me an email and together we will build a personalized strategy.