Michael Brown Tells How His Company Gets 50% of Hires Through Referrals


Michael Brown is the Vice President, of Talent at SHYFT Analytics based in Waltham Massachusetts, in today's show we'll find out how they generate 50% of their hires through employee referrals. Follow him on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.



  • What does SHYFT analytics do and what types of roles are you recruiting for?
  • How big is your recruiting team?
  • Your ATS is Lever, what was the previous ATS at SHYFT?
  • What was the switch like...how long did it take, etc?
  • Favorite feature of Lever?
  • What else is part of your HR tech stack?
  • Let’s talk about your referral program…describe its structure and how you make payouts...”Before rolling it out, our referral rate was around 30 percent, and we wanted to get to 40. I never imagined we’d make it to 50 percent.”
  • Explain how it works and tell us why Lever enabled to get you to 50%?
  • Tell us your best sourcing story about how you got creative in finding someone that you eventually hired? -How do you prefer vendors approach you about pitching their products?
  • Last words of advice do you have for other employers who want to boost their referral program?
Sponsored by the folks at Lever.

Sponsored by the folks at Lever.

And also by the team at Hiretual.

And also by the team at Hiretual.