Sample Employee Referral Bonus Program & Rewards

January 30, 2018
Aubrie Przybysz
Marketing at Drafted

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.

Sample Employee Referral Bonus Program & Rewards

Employee Referral Bonus #1: Referrer of the Month

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.

Image of Drafted leaderboard to use for employee referral bonus competitions

Employee Referral Bonus #2: Weekly Raffle

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.

Image of one raffle ticket to run a weekly employee referral bonus raffle

Employee Referral Bonus #3: Monthly Raffle

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.

Image of a calendar to run a monthly employee referral bonus raffle

Employee Referral Bonus #4: Pop-up Contest

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.

Image of shopping bags to run a pop-up contest for employee referral bonuses

Need some more sample employee referral bonus programs and rewards? Check out 25 referral competition ideas to get those creative referral ideas flowing!

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