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Faculty and staff can get paid for referring applicants to CWRU—if they get hired

Case Western Reserve is launching a pilot program where faculty and staff can receive up to $1,500 if people they encourage to apply for specific staff positions get hired here—and succeed.

In this instance, success counts as the newly hired staff member remaining in the position for at least six months—at which point the recommender receives $750. If the employee stays a full year, the recommender receives another $750. This program applies only to people hired from outside the university.

“No one understands our campus and its strengths better than those who work here every day,” Vice President for Human Resources Carolyn Gregory said. “In addition, potential applicants are more likely to act on a recommendation from someone they know and trust.” 

Because the initiative is a pilot program, it applies only to referrals for dispatch and police officer openings in the Division of Public Safety, clinical positions in the School of Dental Medicine, and up to 20 positions at salary grades 17 and lower in the School of Medicine—by far the largest of the university’s schools. 

“With nearly 1,600 staff positions across the medical school,” Vice Dean for Finance and Administration Matthew Lester said, “the effort to attract and hire high-quality candidates is ongoing and intense. We deeply appreciate HR’s partnership, and hope many within and outside the school will suggest others look at our openings—as well as those of our colleagues in dental medicine and public safety.”

The program has begun and continues through Thursday, June 30, 2022. The faculty or staff member who recommended the person hired must also be employed at six months and one year from the referred individual’s start date to receive the two incentive payments. Faculty and staff are eligible for up to two referrals that lead to payments.

Get more details about the program.

Human Resources will assess the pilot’s impact during the course of the program to determine next steps.