Recruitday launches Microsoft-powered referral tools for employees

Philippine-based recruitment platform Recruitday launched three new referral tools available through Microsoft. These tools are designed to help improve employee referrals, a sourcing channel where employees themselves refer people they deem fit for an opening from their employer.

Recruitday began operations in late 2017. As a sourcing channel, referrals make the hiring process faster and result in savings in recruitment costs.

The first of the tools Recruitday is an initiative meant to bring the referral program closer to employees via Microsoft Teams. This is then followed by a fully customizable recruitment app built on Power Apps to manage jobs, referrals, and even rewards. The third tool from Power BI helps analyze data and measure the referral program’s success through interactive dashboards and reports.

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“Though referral programs can bridge the gap between employees and new opportunities, only 15% participate in them,” said Joel Garcia, CEO, Recruitday. “Most of the time, it’s because of a lack of awareness or complex processes turning them off of the concept.”

Microsoft Teams

The Microsoft Teams program ensures that employees are quickly notified every time new job positions open. They can submit referral links via the app or share their unique links to their own networks. When there’s a change in their referral status, employees are notified as well. All of these conditions take the guesswork out of referrals, giving transparency to both employees and recruiters.

Recruitday even hopes to add to the innovations it built using the Microsoft technology stack.

“With recruitment turned upside-down these days, we’ve spotted a need in the market for solutions that are fast, flexible, and comprehensive,” said Garcia. “Referrals are just the tip of the iceberg for how we can revolutionize recruitment and I’m proud to say Recruitday has plenty up our sleeves.”

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