We’ve moved offices!

real links team meeting

As Real Links continues to expand, our need for space grows too. That’s why we’ve recently relocated offices in London from a co-working space to our own dedicated office. We’re now in buzzing Bethnal Green, a well-connected hub of interesting restaurants and hip bars such as Mother Kelly’s and Fugitive Motel.  A stone’s throw away from Victoria Park lets one enjoy nature when looking to take a break from city life and the ever-popular Brick Lane is right around the corner, filled with great food and culture.

Our new office is an open plan concept, allowing for a great atmosphere focused on teamwork and easy communication. However, this comes with its own set of challenges when looking for privacy. As a result, we’ve installed soundproof booths from Meavo. Featuring premium interiors, power sockets, an active ventilation system and even a wireless charger, they’re ideal for making a call or focusing in a quiet, comfortable environment.

Additionally, the building we’re in, The Pill Box, a part of Workspace, allows for a change of scenery in its stylish reception/café. With a ping pong table for tense office tournaments, plenty of seating space ideal for team meetings, a gym to uphold New Years’ resolutions and even a roof terrace to enjoy sunny days, the Real Links team have an excellent space to grow and reach the goal of becoming world leading providers of employee referral strategy and technology.

IHL London ’19 Shows How Technology is Advancing the HR & Recruitment Scene

Real Links exhibit at IHL London

Last week, on the 10th of September, we had the pleasure of exhibiting at IHL London ’19. The industry defining event saw over 1,000 attendees come together to explore the many developments taking place in recruitment. This year’s conference was filled with speakers and exhibitors who are providing new approaches to hiring solutions coupled with representatives from some of the biggest enterprises worldwide. Must attend events like IHL London ’19 prove that the HR scene is on the brink of major advancements fuelled through remarkable technology and innovation.

We had a great time meeting and exchanging insights with people from companies spanning multiple industries such as BT, adidas, Deloitte, The LEGO Group, Gumtree and more. Our team also had the opportunity to attend a number of interesting presentations. Two topics repeatedly featured this year were:

Success Through Technology & Data

The first was how using technology and data is helping companies achieve talent acquisition and retention goals at a higher rate than ever before. Companies investing in new, powerful platforms are finding increases in employee engagement, retention rates, satisfaction and other key performance indicators. The importance of data was also brought up this year at IHL London ’19. It’s vital that companies today track success in recruitment and HR. However, it’s also key to use data to improve upon existing processes by identifying trends such as channels and activities performing better than others and how this information can be used to help improve HR and recruitment processes.

The Power of Social

The second prominent theme was how companies investing in social were experiencing massive benefits in recruitment. Today 79% of firms are experiencing more online visibility once implementing a social advocacy channel. Thanks to this, companies are able to hit their often-challenging recruitment goals. Additionally, content shared by employees receives 8 times more engagement than brand channels. Therefore, speakers pointed out the importance of engaging your employees when investing in these lucrative channels. Finally, forward thinking companies are finding immense success in promoting open vacancies through their employees’ social networks.

Thinking of adopting technology and social to achieve your recruitment goals? Get in touch with us now.

Come meet us at IHR Live London ’19

IHR Live London

We’re exhibiting at the IHR Live London conference & exhibition on the 10th of September at the Business Design Centre. The one-day free event sees thousands of in-house recruiters, industry visionaries and innovators gather to network and learn about the finest technologies currently disrupting the world of in-house recruitment. We’re looking forward to having interesting conversations with attendees on how they’re tackling the challenge of sourcing great candidates today. 

Showcasing our platform at stand 37

This year at IHR Live London, we’re exhibiting at stand 37, where we’ll be showcasing how our own online platform is disrupting the recruitment space by revolutionising employee referrals through auto-matching of our clients’ employees’ connections with their open vacancies. We’re also going to be demonstrating how Real Links’ technology supports diversity in the workplace and adheres to GDPR compliance regulations by anonymising referral candidate data during the application process. Finally, we’ll be exploring how using our platform can lead to an increase in employee satisfaction through gamification and a tailor-made employee engagement scheme. 

Getting the most out of your referral schemes

A key focus for us at the event will be to demonstrate the value behind a well-thought out and properly implemented referral scheme. With a focus on activating employees as referees and recognising their efforts throughout the candidate experience through rewarding and other engagement tactics, companies find that they’re able to secure 30% of their open positions through referrals at a cost three to four times cheaper than traditional recruitment tactics. Additionally, we’ll be exploring how referrals from engaged employees lead to candidates that better fit into a company’s culture as well as provide access to passive talent that can help fill hard to recruit for roles and increase employee retention rates by 39%.

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