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Employee Referral Program

Employee Referral Program

(757) 668-7128

Do you know an outstanding individual who would be a great fit for the CHKD team?

If you know someone who you think would be a great addition to our organization, you could be eligible for a referral bonus up to $5,000 if you refer them for employment and they are hired.

All you have to do is make sure your candidate writes your name down when submitting their application. The question can be found under the additional info section of the application.

There’s no limit to the number of referrals, so start referring people today! Research has shown that new hires who come to an organization through employee referrals are often excellent contributors, have a greater level of engagement, and stay with the company longer.

That’s where you come in!

The purpose of the CHKD Employee Referral Program is to partner with our most valuable resource – YOU! You know our culture, know the type of person that would succeed here, and most of all, you know people. This program allows us to share in the success of identifying the right talent for the right job with your help.

Rates for Employee Referrals 

Referral Payout Amounts


Please see our list of frequently asked questions below.

Who is eligible?

All active CHKD employees are eligible and encouraged to refer a candidate. However, not all employees are eligible to receive a referral bonus (including Manager level and above as well as Human Resources employees). Transfers, travelers, and temp hires are NOT eligible for this program.

What is a referrer?

The Referrer is the employee that is submitting their friend for possible employment at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.

What is a referee?

The Referee is a friend, former colleague/co-worker, associate, family member of the CHKD employee that is being referred for possible employment. The referee MUST enter the “referrer’s” name at the time of application.

How many times can I participate in the Employee Referral Program?

As an employee, you can refer as many people as you want. There is no limit to the number of referrals you make.

Can I refer anyone for any open position at CHKD and qualify for a referral bonsu?

Review the list of positions and assigned bonus levels here.

What do I need to do to get credit for referral submission if my referral is hired?

The ONLY requirement is the applicant MUST indicate the referring employee’s full name at time of application, on the application within the talent acquisition system. This question can be found under the “Additional Info” section on the application.

If I qualify and receive the referral bonus, how is it paid?

Once all the qualifications are met, the bonus to the referring employee will be paid out in three increments- 90 days, 12 months and 24 months.

What happens if the applicant puts down 2 names as a referral?

If more than one employee is listed, the bonus will be divided equally between employees

What happens if the applicant puts down two names?

If more than one employee is listed, the bonus will be divided equally between both employees.

Are referral bonuses taxable?

Yes. Referral bonuses are subject to all applicable local tax deductions as with any other bonus payout.

Other exclusions?

Referring individual must be employed by CHKDHS to receive bonus. Rehires must have not been employed by CHKDHS for 12 months to be eligible.

What if I have other questions regarding the referral bonus program?

For questions about the program, please contact the Talent Acquisition Team at will respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible.

(757) 668-7128

Find Additional Details on KDnet

For guidelines and complete details visit the human resources page on KDnet.