At Drafted we really love referrals and we want you too love them too! We are constantly thinking of great ways to reward people for their effort and get referrals flowing. We also know that sometimes it can be challenging to drum up interest and excitement to entice employees to make referrals. So we pulled together a list of sample employee referral bonus programs and rewards. Here are some of our all-time favorite programs and rewards.
Take the person who made the most referrals during the month and hand them a trophy. The title itself comes with a lot of bragging rights and they deserve recognition for helping fill the top of the talent funnel. And if you have a budget to spend on your colleagues reward them to a nice dinner or hook them up with an Amazon gift card. With Drafted leaderboard, you can quickly find your top referrer for any and every month.
A great way to keep the referrals rolling, giving people a weekly goal. Every week raffle off a different prize. Anything from movie tickets to a spa day. Or maybe something small, like a trinket for your desk. Who doesn't love a cool bobblehead? At the end of the day Friday, throw everyone's name in a hat that made a referral that week and randomly pick your winner.
How do you top a weekly raffle? Raise the stakes with a monthly raffle. Everyone gets 1 entry per referral made. Did someone make 10 referrals this month? Great! Their name gets entered 10 times, giving them 10 chances to win a grand prize.
If you want to do one really quick push, announce a surprise contest. Give people one hour to make as many referrals as they can. The person with the most referrals wins 6 months of free Netflix. Get creative, even if you're balling on a budget.
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