Human Resources > Careers > Employee Referral Program
DePaul recognizes that employee referrals are a proven way to effectively attract and hire top talent into our university workforce. To encourage current DePaul employees to refer qualified candidates for open full-time staff positions, DePaul offers the Employee Referral Program.
Through the Employee Referral Program, a DePaul employee may be eligible to receive a $1,000 bonus for referring an external candidate who is hired into a full-time position. The referral bonus will be paid to the referring DePaul employee after the referred staff hire successfully completes six months of employment within a full-time position at DePaul. The bonus will be subject to required deductions and tax withholdings.
This program is effective for referrals made on or after July 1, 2022, and is subject to being revised or discontinued at any time.
Staff positions that are open to external candidates can be found through DePaul's Human Resources website.
The initial referral must be for a specific full-time staff position opening. However, if the referred candidate is not hired into that position but is hired into another full-time staff position within six months of the initial referral, the referring DePaul employee is still eligible for the bonus.
No. At this time the Employee Referral Program only applies to full-time staff positions.
No. The hiring manager for the position, employees within Human Resources, academic and administrative officers (VPs and Deans), union, seasonal and temporary employees, and employees on the Talent Acquisition team in Human Resources are not eligible to receive a referral bonus.
Yes, as long as the position does not report to you.
Any external candidate who is qualified for an open full-time staff position who is not your immediate family member, a former DePaul employee, a contractor, or a student employee.
To refer a candidate, use BlueSky to email a link that the candidate can use to apply to the position. (Click here for a PDF with step-by-step instructions on how to email a referral link.) We encourage you to follow up with the candidate you refer to ensure that they apply for the position.
There is no limit to how many candidates you can refer.
Yes. A referring DePaul employee will receive a $1,000 bonus (subject to required deductions and tax withholdings) for each staff hire they refer who successfully completes six months of employment within a full-time position at DePaul.
A one-time payment will be made to the referring employee after the first pay period following the referred employee’s introductory period (six months). Before the payment is made, it will be confirmed that both employees are active and that the referring employee is not on a performance improvement plan or progressive discipline and that the referred candidate is on track to successfully complete the introductory period. The bonus payment will be disbursed through Payroll.
Referred candidates are eligible for consideration for up to six months.
Yes. Talent Acquisition will send you a confirmation email letting you know your referral has been hired.
You can reach out to the Talent Acquisition Team by completing a Talent Acquisition Inquiry Form.