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Google doubled bonuses for employee referrals and it didn’t work. Here’s what did.

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Current employees are the best source for new candidates

Referrals are important, but they’re not everything. They can hurt diversity:

And for a company trying to diversify its workforce, they shouldn’t be—one consequence of referrals that Bock doesn’t discuss in his book is that people tend to refer friends or acquaintances who are similar to them, which can negatively impact diversity. Google experienced the effect first-hand, and now it’s working hard on reversing it.

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