Referral Policies

Gravity IT Resources believes in simplicity and transparency.  Our business model depends on your faith in sharing referrals about great jobs and great IT talent.  Gravity IT Resources is focused on the contract segment of the IT market and therefore only accepts referrals for contract and contract-to-hire assignments.

All assignment and candidate referrals must be made electronically through one of our social media platforms (www.gravityitresources.com, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Bullhorn Reach)

All members of the IT ecosystem are eligible to submit referrals – permanent employees, hiring managers, HR professionals, consultants, etc. – you don’t have to be employed as a Gravity IT Resources consultant or contractor!

However, permanent, full-time hiring managers are not eligible to submit referrals for any assignments within their own company.  See the sections below for more specific rules and regulations regarding our referral programs.

Candidate Referrals: Open Gravity IT Resources Assignments

If you know a candidate that you believe is a great fit for an open Gravity IT Resources assignment, we welcome your referral.  If your referral is approved, you will receive 1% of that candidate’s weekly straight time pay as passive income for as long as he or she is in that assignment.  If we do not approve your referral, you will not receive a payment. There is no limit to how many candidates you can refer.

In order to successfully refer a candidate, you are required to provide us with the following information:

  • Your first and last name

  • Your email address

  • Candidate first and last name

  • Candidate email address or mobile number

When we receive your referral, we will cross check your candidate with the list of existing candidates in our database.  The different approval structures are as follows:

  • If your referred candidate is not in our database:

    – Your referral for the open assignment will be approved and will remain in your name for that specific position with that specific client in perpetuity

    – You will also receive a referral for your referred candidate if he or she is placed in another Gravity IT Resources assignment within 60 days of submittal

  • If your referred candidate is in our database, but we have not submitted the candidate for the open assignment you referred them for:

    – Your referral will be approved and will remain in your name for that specific assignment with that specific client in perpetuity

  • If your referred candidate is in our database and we have already submitted the candidate for the open assignment your referred them for:

    – Your referral will not be approved

Once we fill one of our open assignments with your referred candidate, we will notify you and ask for more detailed personal information to facilitate payment.  You will receive 1% of the candidate’s straight time pay as passive income for as long as that candidate is active in his or her first assignment with Gravity IT Resources.  Your candidate referral payments will cease when we stop billing the client for that assignment for any reason (i.e. assignment is completed, candidate leaves the assignment, client ends the project, etc.).

Details and Restrictions

  • If multiple people refer an eligible candidate, the first to refer the candidate will own the referral

  • Candidate referral payments are made monthly

  • All participants in the referral program will receive a 1099 for any referral fees paid by Gravity IT Resources

  • Overtime pay is not eligible for referral payments

  • Payments can and will fluctuate depending on the number of hours billed each week

Assignment Referrals

If you know of an open contract or contract-to-hire assignment that you believe Gravity IT Resources can fill, we welcome your referral.  If we fill the open contract assignment with one of our consultants, you will receive 1% of that Candidate’s weekly straight time pay as passive income every pay period. If we do not fill the assignment with one of our consultants, you will not receive a payment. There is no limit to how many assignments you can refer.

In order to successfully refer an assignment, you are required to provide us with the following information:

  • Your first and last name

  • Your email address

  • Hiring company name

  • Assignment Position Title

  • Hiring manager first and last name

  • Hiring manager title

  • Hiring manager business phone number

  • Hiring manager email address

When we receive your referral, we will cross check it with our list of existing open assignments.  If we are not currently working with that client on that assignment, we will let you know and the assignment will be reserved in your name.  If we are currently working on the assignment for the client, we will let you know and your referral will not be eligible for payments. 

Once we fill your referred assignment with one of our consultants, we will notify you and ask for more detailed personal information to facilitate payment.  You will receive 1% of the consultant’s straight time pay as passive income for as long as that assignment is filled by a Gravity IT Resources consultant.  Your assignment referral payments will cease when we stop billing the client for that assignment for any reason (i.e. assignment is completed, consultant leaves the assignment, client ends the project, etc.).

Details and Restrictions

  • If multiple people refer an eligible assignment, the first to refer the assignment will own the referral

  • Assignment referral payments are made monthly

  • All participants in the referral program will receive a 1099 for any referral fees paid by Gravity IT Resources

  • Overtime pay is not eligible for referral payments

  • Payments can and will fluctuate depending on the number of hours billed each week on the assignment

Blind Candidate Referrals – Non-Assignment Specific

If you know a contract focused IT professional that is not a great fit for one of our open assignments, but who you believe might be a great fit for future assignments, we welcome your referral.  If your referral is approved and we later place your candidate in one of our future open assignments, you will receive 1% of that candidate’s weekly straight time as passive income for as long as he or she is in that assignment.  If we do not approve your referral, you will not receive a payment. There is no limit to how many candidates you can refer.

In order to successfully refer a candidate, you are required to provide us with the following information:

  • Your first and last name

  • Your email address

  • Candidate first and last name

  • Candidate email address or mobile number

When we receive your referral, we will cross check your candidate with the list of existing candidates in our database.  The different approval structures are as follows:

  • If your referred candidate is not in our database:

    – You will receive a referral for your referred candidate if he or she is placed in another Gravity IT Resources assignment within 180 days

  • If your referred candidate is in our database:

    – Your referral will not be approved