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Refer a Star, Win Big: Our Employee Referral Contest is Here!
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Hi everyone,

We’re thrilled to announce our Employee Referral Contest, and we’re inviting you to help us discover the next star players for our team. Your networks are golden, and we’d love for you to mine them for the gems who could join our ranks. Plus, there’s a bounty of cash prizes and gift cards on the line!

From [Start Date] through [End Date], for every qualified professional you refer to us, you'll earn the chance to win some stellar rewards. And the best part? The prizes are designed to give you a pat on the back for your keen eye for talent.

Here's a sneak peek at the rewards waiting for you:

  • Grand Prize: A whopping $1,000 cash prize to spend, save, or splurge as you please!
  • Second Prize: A $500 gift card to your favorite high-end retailer or electronics store.
  • Third Prize: A $250 gift card to indulge in a shopping spree or a cozy dinner.
  • And for every successful hire, a bonus of $[Specific Amount] will be yours once they surpass the [X months] milestone with us.

To enter the contest, here’s what you need to do:

  • Talk to your referral to make sure they’re interested.
  • Accurately complete our quick and easy referral submission form.
  • Keep in mind, we’re looking for referrals who meet the job requirements to qualify for the contest.

Remember, it’s not just about who you know, but about adding value to our fantastic team. If you need more info or assistance, our HR department is ready and eager to assist.

Let's broaden our horizons together and reward you for it! We can’t wait to see whom you’ll bring to the table.

Here’s to finding our next great team members and to your potential windfall!

Best regards,

People Team

Refer a Star, Win Big: Our Employee Referral Contest is Here!
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Hi everyone,

🚀 We're thrilled to announce our Employee Referral Contest! 🎉

To add some spice 🌶️ to the mix, we're kicking off an Employee Referral Raffle with amazing prizes. 🎁

Here's the scoop:

  • 📅 From now until the end of the quarter, every referral you submit gets you one raffle entry. ✅
  • 🎟️ Score another ticket each time your referral lands an interview.
  • 🏆 Monthly, we’ll draw a lucky winner for a $1,000 prize. Options include treats for:
  • 🌿 The plant parent
  • 💆‍♂️ The wellness trendsetter
  • ☕ The coffee or tea connoisseur
  • 🖥️ The ultimate deskscape architect

And the best part? You can win multiple times! Your tickets carry over, boosting your odds with each month! 📈

Eligibility Rules:

  • 🔎 All employees, except HR and senior management, are eligible.
  • 📅 Contests run until the end of the quarter.
  • ➡️ Referrals need to be submitted through our official referral form.
  • ⏳ Interviews must be scheduled within the contest period.
  • 👥 Referees must be first-time applicants to {{company_name}}.

✍️ Referrals and interviews must be within the same month.

Let's start referring and winning! 🎟️🏆

Happy Referring!

Thank you,

People Team

Refer a Star, Win Big: Our Employee Referral Contest is Here!
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Hi all,

We’re excited to launch our Employee Referral Contest! For each referral you provide that meets our criteria, you'll earn a chance to win in our monthly draw.

Here’s what’s in store:

  • Each referral nets you one entry into the contest.
  • If your referral is brought in for an interview, you’ll earn an additional entry.

Prize options include:

  • A $1,000 cash bonus
  • Gift cards valued at $500 

Remember, the more referrals you make, the better your chances to win one of these fantastic rewards.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Participants must be current employees, excluding the HR team and executive leadership.
  • Referrals must be first-time applicants and meet the job qualifications.
  • Referral information must be submitted through the official referral channel.

Let's utilize our networks to find the stars out there and bring them into our fold. Happy referring, and good luck!

People Team

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How to run an employee referral contest

An Employee Referral Contest is an incentivized program designed to encourage current employees to refer qualified candidates for open positions within their company. By leveraging the networks of existing employees, organizations can tap into a wider pool of potential hires who may be a good fit for the company culture and job requirements. This method not only helps reduce the time-to-hire by bypassing some traditional recruitment steps but also tends to yield higher quality candidates as employees typically recommend individuals who they believe will perform well and thus reflect positively on their own judgment.

Referral contests elevate the typical referral process by adding elements of competition and recognition, often leading to increased participation and enthusiasm from the staff. By offering rewards, whether monetary or otherwise, and recognizing successful referrals, companies can stimulate their workforce to actively seek out and refer top talent. The competitive aspect can drive a sense of urgency and increase the number and quality of referrals, aiding the organization in filling vacancies more effectively and with potentially better retention rates.

To run a successful employee referral contest, consider the following tips and ideas:

  • Clearly Define the Rules: Set clear guidelines on who can participate, what constitutes a valid referral, and how long the contest will run.
  • Offer Appealing Incentives: Provide attractive and tiered rewards to incentivize employees to participate. Cash bonuses, extra vacation days, or even tech gadgets can be powerful motivators.
  • Keep Communication Open: Regularly update participants on the contest's progress and celebrate milestones to keep engagement high.
  • Ensure a Simple Referral Process: Make the process of referring a candidate as easy as possible to encourage maximum participation.
  • Provide Feedback: Let employees know the status of their referrals to maintain trust and transparency in the process.
  • Promote Diversity: Encourage referrals from diverse backgrounds to foster an inclusive workplace.
  • Celebrate Winners Publicly: Recognize the efforts of those who made successful referrals to show appreciation and encourage ongoing participation.
  • Review and Refine: After the contest, evaluate its success and gather feedback to improve future contests.

Inspiration from other companies

Boost your referral game—contact ChangeEngine for innovative contest strategies that work!