“That’s statistically significant and after we control for everything else,” said Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor. He added that age, sex, education level, industry, and job title of the candidate were all controlled for so that interview prompts could be evaluated equally.
Staffing agencies and in-person connections–such as meeting at a job fair or walking into the company to apply– also generated a modest bump in the chance of a positive match, but recruiters, university referrals, and online applications actually lowered the chances that a match would be successful.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Employee Referrals Lead To Far More Successful Job Matches – Forbes.