Compassion and concern can motivate people to suggest jobseekers

sol-tZw3fcjUIpM-unsplash-1More than a third of workers landed their first job through someone they know or someone who knows one of their acquaintances, according to a new survey

Forty-four percent of employed workers say they were hired at a subsequent job due to an employee connection or a contact who knew someone they knew.

Trust is the primary reason employees are hired through connections, according to more than half (56 percent) of respondents.

Forty-four percent of employed workers said they’d received a job opportunity due to another person’s compassion. Seventy-six percent said they’d helped someone get a job out of concern for the person’s circumstances.

Although that may seem to imply people will recommend a candidate for employment without considering the person’s qualifications, more than three-quarters of the time, the experience has worked out well for both parties, according to the findings.

For more on employee connections and hiring, view this information about the survey, conducted by DeJesus Solutions