Carnegie Mellon University

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December 06, 2022

Report on the Employee Referral Program

In the summer of 2022, the Office of Human Resources launched the Employee Referral Program (ERP). The ERP is a new tool in our recruiting strategy in which the university encourages current employees, through rewards, to refer qualified external candidates for open full-time and part-time staff positions at Carnegie Mellon University. Through the ERP, we hope to harness our own networks and create competitive and diverse candidate pools.

Since our launch, we are excited to announce that 17 colleges and divisions have participated, for a total of roughly 120 reward-eligible positions. Additionally, the ERP Project team was nominated for an Andy Award.

How to Participate in the ERP

  • If you are a staff member interested in referring your network, visit the Employee Referral Program page to learn more about the program, the qualifying positions, eligibility requirements and how to make a referral. The page also provides several resources including FAQs about the program, step by step guides on how to make referrals, and more.
  • If you are a hiring manager interested in including your open position in the ERP, please review the program guidelines [pdf] and reach out to your HR recruiter.