Terms and conditions - Recommend a friend bonus scheme


Recommend a friend

  1. Definitions
    1. Recommender - A person who recommends a potential new associate to Pathology Group.
    2. Recommendee - A new associate who has not previously worked for Pathology Group or an associate who has not registered with Pathology Group within the last 12 months.
    3. Recommendation date - The date that the recommendation is received by Pathology Group.
    4. Recommendation bonus payment - Payment in the form of cash for the Recommender of the amount stated for the profession of the Recommendee.
    5. Qualifying criteria - The criteria that must be met by the Recommender, and as set out at clause 3.
    6. Compliant – Pathology Group follows Recruitment and Employment Confederation Best Practice Guidelines. Under these guidelines, associate checks are required, prior to the associate 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. Once an associate’s file is in accordance with the guidelines, the associate’s file is deemed compliant and they are eligible to work.

  2. Scheme
    1. The Pathology Group recommendation scheme is applicable to Recommenders who recommend doctors looking to work with any of our clients. 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 Pathology Group.

  3. Qualifying Criteria
    1. Recommendation - For a recommendation to qualify it must be submitted via the Pathology Group website. The recommender must have explicit consent from the Recommendee to provide their details to Pathology Group. Recommendations can also be made via telephone call to the Pathology Group 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 Pathology Group 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. 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 - Payment is tracked automatically through our system and will be paid directly to the referee by our finance department on the 15th of each month. It is up to the referee to ensure that their bank details are up to date and the recommendation bonus has been paid.
    3. Cash payment(s) - A Bonus payment is made to the Recommender once the Recommendee has met the relevant qualifying criteria, terms, conditions and the Recommender has requested payment. All recommendation bonuses are subject to tax deduction. This will be deducted at source if the Recommender is a PAYE associate. If the Recommender is not a PAYE associate, they will be responsible for their own tax declaration. Bonus payments are non-transferable.

  5. General Terms
    1. Pathology Group reserves the right to reject a recommendation bonus payment request if:
      1. the Recommendee has not consented to their personal data being submitted to Pathology Group;
      2. the Recommendee has previously registered with Pathology Group 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 Pathology Group that does not run a recommendation scheme;
      5. Pathology Group 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 Pathology Group
    2. Pathology Group 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 associates

Recommend a friend