FAQ

About Jobalaya

  1. What is Jobalaya?
  2. Why would I want to use Jobalaya
  3. Is Jobalaya useful if I am not looking for jobs?

Using Jobalaya - Job Seeker

  1. How do I use Jobalaya to search for jobs?
  2. How do I submit a referral request?
  3. How do I know which referrer to choose?
  4. Can I contact the referrer?

Using Jobalaya - Referrer

  1. How do I use Jobalaya to earn more referral bonuses?
  2. What if my company doesn’t offer referral bonuses?
  3. How do I become referrer for other companies?
  4. How do I refer a candidate using Jobalaya?
  5. What should I do when I have a new job?

Using Jobalaya - Companies

  1. How do I use Jobalaya to hire talent?
  2. How much referral bonus should I offer?

More Questions?

Send us an email at support@jobalaya.com!

About Jobalaya

  1. What is Jobalaya?
  2. Jobalaya helps companies discover global talent through diversity-driven referral programs. See About Us for more information.

  3. Why would I want to use Jobalaya?
  4. If you are looking for a new job, Jobalaya can help you get referrals to your dream companies easier and faster. You can also check out all the job opportunities your friends can refer you to in a single place – a perfect place to start your job search!

    If you are not looking for a new job, you can use Jobalaya to start a mini-headhunting business on the side! Help others in job search while earning some referral bonuses for yourself.

    If you are a recruiter or a hiring manager, you can use Jobalaya to boost the number of referrals your company receives, making referral the number one channel for talent sourcing.

  5. Is Jobalaya useful if I am not looking for jobs?
  6. Absolutely! If you are not actively looking for jobs, here are a few things you can do with Jobalaya:

    1. Become a referrer for your own company: Earn referral bonus from your employer!
    2. Become a referrer for other companies: Earn referral bonus from other companies too!
    3. Get lots of followers on your Job Board: Once you become a referrer for companies, all of the job openings from these companies will cascade down to your Job Board. Your followers will be able to see these job opportunities and send you a referral request if they find anything interesting.

Using Jobalaya – Job Seeker

  1. How do I use Jobalaya to search for jobs?
  2. Once you log in, click “Search Jobs” on the top. The dropdown menu gives you two ways to explore job opportunities:

    1. See Job Boards I’m Following – Browse through all the jobs your friends can refer you to by following your friends’ Job Boards. If you are open to all kinds of possibilities without a specific company or job in mind, this is the perfect place to start!
    2. Find Referrers in Open Market – Don’t have friends working in your dream company? No worries, check out all the referrers we have available on Jobalaya. They are all just a click away!
  3. How do I submit a referral request?
  4. If you find a referrer or a job opening you like, just click on the card and hit “Draft Request”. Fill out all the necessary information in the popup, and then click “Submit Request”.

  5. How do I know which referrer to choose?
  6. You can click on the referrer card to see the track record of each referrer. Our suggestion is to go for a referrer that responds quickly and has no or few pending requests!

  7. Can I contact the referrer?
  8. You can only contact the referrer if the conversation was already initiated by the referrer.

Using Jobalaya – Referrer

  1. How much bonus will I get from each referral?
  2. It depends on the answers to two questions: a) How much is the total referral budget? and b) Which level of referrer are you?

    Let’s assume the company has allocated $5,000 as the total referral budget, and you are a Level 3 referrer. Here’s how the bonus will be rewarded:

    - Level 1 Referrer (the person who’s directly connected to the company): $2,500
    - Level 2 Referrer (the person in between you and the Level 1 Referrer): $1,250
    - Level 3 Referrer (you): $625

  3. What if my company doesn’t offer referral bonuses?
  4. Unacceptable! ...Just kidding. Many companies have such strong cultures that they don’t need to give out referral bonus to incentivize their employees to refer great candidates. Likewise, many employees are happily involved in recruiting because they simply want to help.

    If you feel like your company just hasn’t got around to set up a formal referral program, there are several things you can do:

    1. Ask your HR to start one: We think Jobalaya is easy to set up, but they can start with a simple Excel sheet too
    2. Earn bonus from other companies: You’ll just need to become a referrer for other companies (see #11 for more information)
  5. How do I become referrer for other companies?
  6. You’ll need to receive an email invitation from either the company itself or a referrer of the company. Click on the link in the email invitation, and you are all set!

  7. How do I refer a candidate using Jobalaya?
  8. Once you receive a referral request, decide if you want to Accept or Decline the request. If you accept a request, you can complete the referral in two ways:

    1. If the company has a Jobalaya account, no further action is needed – your referral will be passed to the right person
    2. If the company does NOT have a Jobalaya account, complete the referral via email or company career websites
  9. What should I do when I have a new job?
  10. If you find a new job and would like to edit/delete your existing referrer card in the Referrer Open Market, please email us at support@jobalaya.com.

Using Jobalaya – Companies

  1. How do I use Jobalaya to hire talent?
  2. Take three simple steps to start hiring talent using Jobalaya:

    1. Set up an account for your company
    2. Post job openings. These job posts are meant for referrers rather than job seekers, so we ask for a lot less information. As a result, this will only take a few minutes to complete.
    3. Invite referrers. Invite all of your employees as well as everyone who can be helpful in your community!

    That’s it! Sit back and wait for referral leads to come in. Check out our enterprise solution for more information!

  3. How much referral bonus should I offer?
  4. The number varies by industry, company, and position you are recruiting for. Typically, a company offers between $2,000 to $5,000 for a junior to mid-level employee. If you use headhunting services, any number below the fee should make sense!

More questions? Send us an email at support@jobalaya.com!