Earn $1,500 for knowing the right people

November 3, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees,

Michigan Medicine faculty and staff can earn up to $1,500 for referring their family members, friends, neighbors and acquaintances to eligible high-demand jobs within the Employee Referral Program for allied health positions.

The referral program, which launched in April 2021, helps increase the number of candidates for specific high-demand positions, while rewarding current employees with an up to $1,500 bonus when the applicant is successfully hired. 

“As we address concerns such as short staffing and recruiting challenges locally and nationally, we can all play a role in supporting recruitment efforts to bring in top talent to our organization,” said Paul Sturgis, senior director of human resources strategy and organizational effectiveness. “This program is one recruitment tool that will help us address these issues and incentivize our employees for helping to bring the best talent to Michigan Medicine.”

New job classifications are being added weekly as positions meet criteria to be eligible for the referral program.

Current job classifications eligible for a referral bonus include:

  • Call center representatives
  • Custodians
  • Inpatient unit clerks
  • Medical assistants
  • Patient services
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Phlebotomists
  • Respiratory therapists

A full list of eligible roles and job IDs are available on the Employee Referral Program web page.

How the program works

Here’s how you can participate:

  • Share the job ID information 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.
  • Make sure your referred applicant completes the online application and includes your first and last name and UMID in the reference section of the application.
  • If the applicant 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.

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

Only the high-demand positions 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.

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.