New employee referral program offers up to $1,500 bonus

April 28, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees,
Employee Referral Program: Earn up to $1,500 per hired referral.

Michigan Medicine has annually been recognized as one of the premier destinations for faculty and staff, including recently being named a “Best and Brightest Place to Work in the Nation” by the National Association for Business Resources.

Being the leaders and best means the organization is actively recruiting and retaining top talent that help Michigan Medicine achieve its mission of “advancing health to serve Michigan and the world.”

Faculty and staff now have an opportunity to support these recruiting efforts — and earn money while doing so through a new Employee Referral Program for allied health positions.

The referral program, introduced this week by the Department of Human Resources, will increase the number of candidates for specific high-demand positions, while rewarding current employees with a bonus of up to $1,500 for referring their family members, friends and neighbors who are successfully hired. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our organization in many ways, including staffing and talent recruitment,” said Deloris Hunt, chief human resources officer. “This new program is one way we are trying to combat the talent wars seen across the country right now and bring the best talent to Michigan Medicine.”

Michigan Medicine faculty and staff will be eligible for a $1,500 bonus upon the successful hiring of the referred applicant — which means one who completes the six-month probation period. The bonus will be payable in two installments.

This new program is similar, but separate from, the existing nursing and physician assistant employee referral program.

How it works

View the list of high-demand job postings eligible for the referral bonus and share them with friends, family and neighbors who qualify and are interested in working for Michigan Medicine. This list is subject to change as positions are filled and needs change.

When your referred applicant completes the online application, they must include your first and last name and UMID in the reference section of the application. If not completed at the time of application, the referring employee will not be eligible for the referral bonus.

If the candidate is hired, the referring employee will receive the first installment of $750 (50% of the bonus amount) following the new employee’s start date. The remaining 50% of the bonus amount will be provided after the candidate successfully completes their six-month probationary period.

Only the high-demand positons identified by HR will be eligible for a referral bonus and all criteria for each incentive payment must be met before referring employees will receive their bonus.

Also, providing a referral for an applicant is not a guarantee that the individual will receive an interview or be selected for a position at Michigan Medicine. All referred applicants will need to complete the standardized process outlined by selection guidelines.

“In the spirit of our core value of teamwork, we can all play a part in recruiting top talent to the organization,” said Hunt.

More information about the program, the full list of eligible roles, and program rules and guidelines are available on the Michigan Medicine Human Resources website.