Hire Tech People by Peer Referral

for Better Hires

No recruiters, Only referrals
    Different process, Different results

No recruiters,
     Only referrals
Different process,
     Different results

01

Get candidates

others can’t

Talented people respond to friends

They’re tired of being solicited

They avoid external recruiters

02

Hire referrals for

a better fit

Tech people know their peers’ skills

Past work together weeds out poor performers

Referral fees paid only for hires that fit

03

Protect your

employment brand

No annoying cold-calls in your name

No misinformation from non-technical recruiters

No secretive solicitations from strangers

Our

Offerings

Information technology and technology-adjacent professionals

Free to post jobs and review candidates. Pay when you make a hire.

Referrals for direct hire are billed as a percentage of salary

Contract technical professionals billed hourly

FAQ

Don’t large staffing firms have the biggest databases?
Large databases don’t help anymore. Being able to reach people does. Everyone now has access to all of LinkedIn, Dice, Careerbuilder, etc. Being able to get in touch with the right person is what matters.
Won’t people be biased in their referrals if they’re getting paid for them?

Yes. Pay creates bias. So does performance pressure. So does naivety. Connector bias is better than the bias of conventional recruiters for two reasons. 

  • A recruiter has the added bias of a quota, or their livelihood. 
  • Connector bias is offset by previous work experience with the candidate and more technical insight into the work. Without first-hand experience, recruiters are more easily compelled by candidates who are not a fit, or who have a bad track record. 
How do you vet candidates?

We use the same filters. Tests, pre-screening interviews, etc. The difference is what we are filtering to start with. Peer-referred candidates have a strong tendency to be of higher quality than random databases-sourced candidates. Think of candidate screening like air filtration. We use the same filters, but process far less smoke and toxins. The outcome is cleaner air. 

Are your services more expensive?

No. We provide our services at the same costs of traditional staffing firms.

Do I have to pay anything up front?

No. All costs are deferred until you hire one of our candidates.

Can we see if you have any candidates that we like before posting a job?

No. Our community of Connectors will not make referrals until your open position is fully approved and live. Tech candidates are not a durable inventory. Their skills, lives and work interests change fast. We are committed to meeting them with the complete, relevant details at the right time.  

What skill sets can you refer?

Information technology and technology adjacent means all professionals who do the direct technical work like software development, data architecture, and systems engineering, along with those who work directly adjacent to technical professionals as business analysts, scrum masters, data analysts, user support, etc.

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