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In A Post-Covid Workforce, Referrals Are Making A Major Comeback In The Hiring Process

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 08:00 AM

Ignite Recruitment

Referrals And Word of Mouth Networking is How People Get Hired; Businesses Turning to Crowdsourcing Technology to Find Reliable Referrals

SANTA MONICA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 18, 2022 / It's been called "The Great Resignation." Since the start of the pandemic, companies in every industry have seen their employees leaving in droves to seek new job opportunities. According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about a fifth of the U.S. workforce has left their jobs since April 2021. In November 2021 alone, about 4.5 million people resigned.

Despite this surge in job seekers, according to The Business Journals, 94% of businesses reported more difficulty hiring workers through blind, electronic applications. The automated, online applications are not working anymore. Since the pandemic, job recruiters have seen the most success in hiring through the old-fashioned network referral process.

"Hiring is much more referral or word-of-mouth based in a post COVID economy," says Chad Bean, the founder of Ignite Recruitment. "Last year, we had 92.6% of our candidates placed with clients through referrals."

This is why many companies have been working to create a solution to this challenge. To address the need for a referral-based hiring process, Ignite Recruitment has formed a virtual recruitment marketplace that allows jobseekers to connect with companies through a crowdsourcing referral process. Rather than limit the process to designated recruiters, Ignite enables anyone with subject matter industry expertise to be a recruiter through a user-friendly platform.

"The driving force behind quality recruitment is people," says Bean. "Our slogan is fueled by people, and we really do believe that. We provide the ability for anyone to monetize their personal and professional networks while providing best in market job opportunities, all within a user-friendly remote solution."

A people-first approach is the best way to build a bridge between job seekers and businesses. Businesses are more likely to hire candidates whom they have received a recommendation or referral for. This has proven to be critical in the last two years. And with multiple recruiters who hold expertise in many different industries, companies can be sure to receive a pool of quality applicants to choose from.

"We have used ignite on numerous occasions to fill key positions. They have always been able to provide quality candidates while meeting our strict deadlines. Filling positions is no longer a chore."

Travis Mosher, CEO of RB Mosher Company

Between recruitment and retention struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a tumultuous time in the workforce. Tapping into the power of people will help to close that gap between employee hires and employee turnover. To start utilizing this crowdsourcing strategy to find the perfect candidate for your job visit the Ignite Recruitment website.


Ignite is a California-based company that specializes in innovative technology that empowers recruiters to find and hire the best and most skilled candidates through crowdsourcing techniques. Launched in January 2020, Ignite has grown tremendously to a network of hundreds of recruiters, 12 Account Executives and a small support team. In its first year of business, Ignite was globally recognized by GrowJo as one of the year's fastest growing companies in the Tech Services category. Under the leadership of founder Chad Bean, Ignite aims to create a virtual recruitment free market where the people benefit before the company. Their "people first" approach to business ensures that the technology they provide is the engine and the people they serve are the fuel.

Ignite Recruitment, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Press release picture


Chad Bean
Founder, Ignite Recruitment
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (281) 224-9597

SOURCE: Ignite Recruitment

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