Employee Referral Program  

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get started? How do I make a referral?
Simply click on one of the referral buttons to start your referral:

ERP Physician ERP

What if I forget my password?
Forgot your login name or password? Retrieve Login/Password.

New Luxury Getaway Referral Program Frequently Asked Questions

How does the new Luxury Getaway ERP work?
Eligible employees who refer a candidate who is hired by Banner could win a luxury vacation package or the cash equivalent.

  • Refer your candidate using the online form on the ERP webpage.
  • Once your candidate is hired into a full-time or part-time position, you will be entered into a monthly drawing for a voucher for luxury vacation or the cash equivalent of $8,000. (Prizes are subject to federal, state and FICA taxes.)
  • Winners would not receive the reward until after the hired candidate has been employed by Banner for six months.
  • There is no limit to the number of candidates you refer, but each candidate can only be referred once by each employee.

When does the new Luxury Getaway ERP go into effect? 
The new Luxury Getaway ERP will apply to any new hires that occur after Nov. 1, 2015. The current ERP for hard-to-fill (HTF) positions will continue through Dec. 31, 2015.

  • Employees who refer HTF candidates who are hired BEFORE Dec. 31, 2015, would participate in the current ERP that expires Dec. 31. (Final reward payments for the old ERP program will be made in June 2016.)
  • Employees who refer any staff position candidate who is hired AFTER Nov. 1, 2015, will be eligible to participate in the new Luxury Getaway ERP. (Employees who are winners of the monthly Luxury Getaway ERP drawings will receive their reward after the hired employee has been employed for six months.)

Are all employees eligible to participate in the ERP program?
Yes, as long as they are in active status.

Are all positions eligible for referral?
All full-time and part-time Banner Health positions are eligible for referral. Select hard-to-fill physician positions may be eligible for reward under the Physician Referral Program.

PLEASE NOTE: If the referral is eligible for reward under both the Luxury Getaway ERP and the Physician Referral Program, the employee would only be eligible for one reward.

When will the monthly drawings be held?
Winners will be drawn on the second Monday of each month for candidates hired the previous month. The reward will not be dispersed until after the referred and hired candidate has been employed for six months and is in active status.

Example: Mary refers Tom who is hired for a pharmacy tech position in February 2016. She would be eligible for the monthly ERP drawing on the second Monday in March 2016. If Mary is selected as a winner during the March 2016 monthly drawing, she would not receive her reward until August when Tom has been employed for six months.

How are destinations determined for the Luxury Getaway ERP?
Employees, who are selected during the monthly ERP drawings and choose the luxury vacation destination, would receive a travel voucher from a Banner contracted travel agency that they could use to purchase airfare, hotel and car rental for any destination they choose. 

If I’m selected a winner in the monthly drawing and choose to receive the cash equivalent instead of a travel voucher, when would I receive the reward?
If you choose the cash equivalent, you would receive a lump sum payment in your paycheck that would equal approximately $5,000 after taxes (subject to differences in withholding) after the hired candidate is employed for six months.

If I’m selected as the winner of a monthly drawing, would I be able to take my family on vacation?
Yes. You can use your travel voucher however you’d like, whether for airfare, hotel or car rental. Any expenses incurred that exceed the amount of the travel voucher must be covered by the employee.

If I’m not selected for the monthly drawing after my candidate is hired, will I be eligible for subsequent monthly drawings?
Yes, your name will be included in subsequent drawings through the end of calendar year.

If I am selected as a winner for a monthly drawing, am I eligible for subsequent monthly drawings?
Yes, you are eligible for subsequent monthly drawings as long as you refer additional candidates who are hired by Banner.

How do I know if my referred and hired candidate was recorded correctly and my name added to the monthly drawing?
As long as your referral was submitted through the ERP referral website, this information is automatically recorded and your name added to the monthly drawing.

I referred someone who was hired, but did not submit the information through the ERP referral webpage. Is there anything I can do?
Unfortunately, the selection process for the monthly drawing is electronic and does not allow for manual entries. 

Current Staff Referral Program Frequently Asked Questions

How do I collect my rewards?
If your referral is hired, expect your reward to be included in your pay check as soon as all referral requirements are met.  See question “When can I expect to receive the payout?” for payout requirements.

Position types that ARE eligible for payouts:

  • FA - full time
  • PA - part time

Are my rewards subject to taxes?
Yes, rewards are subject to Federal, State and FICA taxes.

What are the payout amounts?

  • Hard-to-fill full-time $1,500
  • Hard-to-fill part-time $750

When can I expect to receive the payout?
For all positions, you will receive the first half after your referral has completed 16 hours of work and the second half after your referral has completed six (6) months of work.

Am I entitled to a payout if I submit a referral, but that referral doesn't name me as the referring employee?
No, Only the employee identified by the new hire will be eligible for the reward.

Is there a limit to the number of employees that I can refer?

How do I know if a position is eligible for referral rewards?
Eligible positions will be designated as needed on the Rules page.

I referred someone to an ERP eligible position prior to January 22.  If the position was eligible for an ERP reward under the previous rules and the referral was hired, will I receive a reward?
All eligible referrals whose applications were received on or before January 22, 2013 will be honored and payouts to the referring individual will be made per the program guidelines in place prior to this change.

Can hiring managers refer candidates?
Yes, but if they have accountability for the position, they are excluded from receiving the reward. When hiring managers refer a candidate for a position they do not have accountability for, they are eligible to receive a referral reward.

Can Banner Health's human resources employees (systemwide) refer candidates?
Yes, Banner Health's human resources can refer candidates, but they are not eligible to receive a referral reward.

Can director level and above employees (systemwide) refer candidates?
Yes, directors can refer candidates, but they are not eligible to receive a referral reward.

Can a referring employee who leaves Banner Health before the referred employee reaches his/her six (6) month anniversary still receive the second half of the hard-to-fill reward?
No. The referring employee must be in active status at the time they refer the candidate and at the time of the reward receipt.

If I am unknowingly named as a referring employee when a candidate applies for a job on the Banner Health Career Center, how will I be notified?
You will receive the bonus on your pay check when the new hire has completed all eligibility requirements. 

Does Banner Staffing Services participate in the ERP?
Under Banner's current ERP policy, employees who refer a candidate for registry (status code - RA) positions on ERP.BannerHealth.com are not eligible to receive a referral reward.

Banner Staffing Services (registry and traveler positions) does have its own version of the employee referral program that rewards employees for select positions only. Please contact (480) 684-6400 for more information.

Are physicians eligible to receive a reward?

If a current, referring employee refers a candidate who had his/her education funded by Banner Health, is s/he eligible to receive a referral reward?

Will alterations or Reward approvals be made after the referral has started on his/her hire date?
No, alterations to Reward payouts or approval of a Reward will not be allowed after the applicant has started on his/her hire date.

I submitted my referral to a job. Will my referral be able to apply for other jobs?  Your referral is not limited to applying to the one job in which he/she was referred.

Who can I contact if my questions have not been answered in the Rules tab or this FAQs tab?
Please contact the Banner Employee Referral Team

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