The Referral Programs Benchmarking Report

Vinayak Ranade
CEO at Drafted

Earlier this year, we launched as a free community resource to share data about referral programs. (Here’s a link to the announcement)

Based on community contributions and other publicly available data, we surveyed 145 companies to create a benchmarking report for referral programs.


We’re kind of obsessed with referrals at Drafted. We noticed that when speaking with talent leaders anywhere, the same kinds of questions kept coming up:

  • Does a referral bonus actually help get more referrals?
  • What's a good referral % to aim for?
  • How can we structure our program and bonus to be the most effective?
  • How does our referral program compare?

Now that we've compiled the information for you, you can stop Googling referral programs and start browsing We hope you enjoy it, discuss it with your peers, and send us any feedback at

Enjoy,Vinayak + Team Drafted


About Drafted

At Drafted, we believe that your company network is your single biggest competitive advantage when it comes to hiring. Our mission is to make it easy for you to leverage your network in the hiring process to find the best candidates. Your network is already powerful, it’s just too much work to make it a priority over the day-to-day of recruiting. Companies that use Drafted see their employee referral numbers go up by 2x, their time to hire drop by 30% and their overall hiring efficiency increase significantly within just a few months.