Recruiters - would you pay members of your network to help you recruit on your open reqs?

As a third party recruiter, I'm becoming more and more dependent on leveraging my social network (primarily LinkedIn connections) to help refer candidates for my openings.

Question for the recruiters here - if you knew you're 500+ connections on LinkedIn were more likely to help you find candidates for your open positions, would you offer to pay them X for every candidate they send to you, Y for every interview loop you line up for one of their referrals, and Z for a successful placement?

In other words, an "affiliate network" for your jobs?

Thank you!

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I would be tempted to extend a referral payment for a cnadidate that was sent to me that reached final interview and/or was placed. 


As for every candidate I was sent, I have the feeling my bank would run dry fairly quickly if I did this.  

Hopefully we all engage in the "pay it forward" ideology and simply making a recommendation on a past colleague or someone they knew would not neccesitate a promise of payment. Hey, I'd love to get an acquaintence/friend/colleague a shot at a better gig.

However, if there was success in placing the candidate, then certainly that would be something potentially worth paying for.

All the best,





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