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St. Patrick’s Day Employee Referrals

Don’t rely on just luck this St. Patrick’s day to boost your employee referrals! St. Paddy’s Day is here again and today everyone wears greens from head to toe, drinks green beer at the pubs, and eats corned beef sandwiches. But that’s not all that can happen on this this fun holiday.

Here are 3 ways that you can maximize your company’s potential to support referrals and increase employee engagement during this week’s holiday:

  1. Green Competition. Social networks are a great and inexpensive way for a company to spread word about their culture, company news, and open job positions. Encourage your employees to wear green, play Irish music, or eat some Irish cuisine. Fuel engagement and buzz around the office by holding a friendly competition to see who has the most holiday spirit! Have employees post pictures or videos on social networks of them participating in some St. Patrick’s Day fun in the office. The employees who engage in social media the most can be rewarded with some green beer and cookies at the end of the day.
  1. “Four Leaf Clover” Promotion. Make time to approach top employees of your company and ask them to fill out a four leaf clover with the names of the top four people they know in their industry. Afterwards, send them an unexpected St. Patrick’s Day themed card or small gift to thank them for their participation and referrals.
  1. “Pot of Gold” Leaderboard! St. Patrick’s Day may only last one day of the year, but this doesn’t mean that employees can’t “get lucky and win a pot of gold” after the day is over. Create a “Pot of Gold” Leaderboard that will recognize when employees share jobs on social networks by tracking their job page views. Launch a week-long contest starting March 17th that will reward the top ten employees on the leaderboard with small prizes that can be redeemed immediately. The top employee on the leaderboard will win the “Pot of Gold” and receive a larger reward for their participation!

Written by Katie Considine, Social Media and Marketing at Zao