Refer a Candidate Terms and Conditions

Refer a candidate terms and conditions

    1. Definitions
      1. Recommender - A person who recommends a potential new contractor to Hobson Prior.
      2. Recommendee -A new contractor who has not previously worked for Hobson Prior or a contractor who has not worked for Hobson Prior within the last 12 months.
      3. Recommendation date - The date that the recommendation is received by Hobson Prior.
      4. Recommendation bonus - Payment in the form of voucher for the Recommender and the Recommendee, of the amount stated for the profession of the Recommendee.
      5. Qualifying criteria - The criteria that must be met by the Recommender and the Recommendee, and as set out at clause 3.
      6. Compliant -Hobson Prior follows Recruitment and Employment Confederation Best Practice Guidelines. Under these guidelines, contractor checks are required, prior to the contractor commencing work. These include: right to work, proof of identity, DBS disclosure, occupational health and immunity, professional registration, specific training, competency interview, work history, references, professional and educational certificates.
      7. A contractor’s file is in accordance with the guidelines, the contractor file is deemed compliant and they are eligible to work.

    2. Scheme
      1. The Hobson Prior recommendation scheme is applicable to Recommenders who recommend contractors looking to work in life sciences. This scheme provides the opportunity for recommendations to be made and bonus payments earned, and it cannot be used in conjunction with any other recommend a friend scheme within Hobson Prior.

    3. Qualifying Criteria
      1. Recommendation - For a recommendation to qualify it must be submitted via the Hobson Prior website here. The recommender must have explicit consent from the Recommendee to provide their details to Hobson Prior. Recommendations can also be made via telephone call to the Hobson Prior team and a record shall be retained by the consultant on file in order for the Recommendee to be validated. The recommendation must include the Recommendee’s name, profession, contact details and the location that the Recommendee requires work. The Hobson Prior team shall contact the Recommendee to verify their consent to be recommended, with the intention of securing them work engagements.
      2. Professions - For a recommendation to qualify, the Recommendee must work in the profession listed in this scheme.
      3. Compliance – For a recommendation to qualify, the Recommendee must pass the necessary checks to ensure they are Compliant and eligible to work.
      4. Worked hours - The recommendation bonus will be payable once the Recommendee has worked the number of hours stated for their profession or upon completion of a probationary period. The required hours must be completed in the timeframe specified.

    4. Recommendation bonus payments
      1. Bonus amount - The Recommender is entitled to claim the bonus amount that is related to the profession of the Recommendee once the qualifying criteria, terms and conditions have been met by both the Recommender and Recommendee.
      2. Claiming bonus - It is the responsibility of the Recommender and the Recommendee to claim their recommendation bonus payment by contacting the Hobson Prior team no later than three months after the Recommendee has completed the required hours for their profession in the given time-frame.
      3. Cash payment(s) - A Bonus payment is made to the Recommender and the Recommendee once the Recommendee has met the relevant qualifying criteria, terms, conditions and the Recommender and the Recommendee have requested payment. Bonus payments are non-transferable.

    5. General terms
      1. Hobson Prior reserves the right to reject a recommendation bonus payment request if:
        1. the Recommendee has not consented to their personal data being submitted to Hobson Prior;
        2. the Recommendee has previously registered with Hobson Prior within the past 12 months;
        3. the Recommender or Recommendee have not met the qualifying criteria, terms and conditions;
        4. the Recommendee works for a division of Hobson Prior that does not run a recommendation scheme;
        5. Hobson Prior sees fits to do so, due to any other reason or circumstance that they deem as justified; or
        6. If Recommenders are deemed internal personnel, employed by Hobson Prior

      2. Hobson Prior reserves the right to:
        1. vary the terms and conditions of this recommend a friend scheme at its absolute discretion; or
        2. cancel or discontinue this recommend a friend scheme without having to pay any outstanding claims, introduce a replacement scheme, offer compensation or inform contractors.

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