The Best Ways to Reward Your Top Referrers

January 30, 2018
Aubrie Przybysz
Marketing at Drafted

At Drafted we really love referrals and the people that send them, so we are constantly thinking of great ways to reward our best referrers. Here are some of our all-time favorite referral competitions.

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 the new Drafted leaderboard, you can quickly find your top referrer for any and every month.

Using the new leaderboard you can find the top referrer for each week or specific date.

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.

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.

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.


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.