At any company, your next top employee can be one degree of separation away. These top prospects could be introduced to your company in the form of a referral. Referrals often introduce strong, quality talent to your job pool, in addition to reducing time to hire and make recruiters’ job simpler. Referrals, if hired, often cost less, perform better and stay with the company longer. A recruiting survey for 2014 determined that referrals were the top source for hiring, filling 20 percent of job openings by those surveyed.