Word of mouth and referrals are the most powerful and most relied on source for many decisions. Even with the rise of the internet and readily available reviews, people still ask their friends, families, and coworkers their opinions before making major decisions. This is especially true when looking for a new job or staffing agency.
Employee referral programs really are a win, win, win situation. The person referring someone benefits by helping a friend, and sometimes there is a monetary benefit as well. The referred person can be more confident in making their decision to work with an agency based on a trusted source’s recommendation. And the company benefits by saving valuable time and effort in the search for their next employee.
Impact on Healthcare
As a healthcare professional you know the difference good coworkers can make in a difficult situation. In some industries, poor performance at work is just a missed opportunity or sale. In healthcare, the stakes are usually much higher and it can be life or death. Knowing someone that is qualified for a nursing, therapy, or other healthcare position really changes and improves lives.
By referring someone for a job, you are helping expedite the hiring process for both sides of the equation. And quality hires in the healthcare industry lead to better patient care and outcomes.
Give Yourself a Raise
In addition to all the amazing benefits a referral program can provide for your work life, it can also provide you with some extra money. It’s the best of both worlds – you’re able to recommend your friends to a company you like, while earning great money just by referring them.
Improve Your Work Life
When you love your job, you want to help your friends and favorite coworkers to feel the same. A referral program is the perfect way to work with people you know and trust. When you have a work family, you learn each other's skills and personalities which leads to working more seamlessly together. Whether you're a nurse, therapist, tech, or other healthcare professional, working with your referrals can really make the day flow better.
Impact on Healthcare
As we said, great hires in healthcare lead to better patient care. Sharing that same drive with everyone you work with can really make the difference to becoming a highly functioning team. Qualified healthcare professionals refer other qualified healthcare professionals, so you know you're making a great hire.
Engaging Current Employees
Employees like being involved in decisions that can impact their careers. Offering a referral program often increase worker happiness and level of satisfaction as well as engagement. It can show a new level of trust and value you have for their opinions. As a bonus, referred employees feel more engaged from day one since they already know at least one person that works there.
Cut Cost and Time to Hire
Finding candidates for an open position can be a long process that you aren’t always sure will work out as planned. Going through resumes, conducting interviews, and placing advertisements for open positions can be costly and time consuming. Whereas interviews and resumes are still an integral part of the hiring process, it can be difficult to to see exactly how someone will fit with the company culture. A referral program helps you save time through a more efficient process.
Employees also tend to take some responsibility for someone they refer. They know the quality of that candidate will reflect on them as well. In turn the employees hired via referral tend to start out more engaged because they have a connection with someone that works there already. Also, they often stay with a company longer than those hired through other channels.
Supplemental Health Care offers the choice of receiving a lump sum payment or residual payments for referrals. We currently have promotions running for $2000 and $5000 referral bonuses for certain disciplines. You can also earn $1 for every hour your referral works. Learn more details about our Share the Care referral program and get started sending us referrals from your network!
When you refer a healthcare professional to SHC, you can rest assured that they will have a positive experience with our team. Don’t just take it from us, we have referrals too! You can visit our ClearlyRated account for more testimonials and shout outs.
"My recruiter is the best recruiter ever and Supplemental listens to their nurses. I feel valued and not like a regular ol’ employee. The referral program is AWESOME!!!!"
– Melissa R., travel nurse –