We are confident that we have the best referral incentive program in Australia – and this is why:
1. You have complete control over the amount of referral fee paid to you
2. You are rewarded in real money – not just token gifts
3. You have the potential to receive a continuing stream of income from a referral
4. You have the ability to earn extra income through your own micro-business
5. It is simple, and straightforward
Who are Beat Medical?
Beat Medical is an established health, medical and locum recruitment company. We are members of the Recruitment Consulting and Services Association (RCSA), and bound by the code and rules of that organisation.
We recruit doctors, dentists, nurses, health managers, and allied health professionals to work in Australia.
The founders, Shaun Hughston and Leonie Shepstone, have significant experience in public and private sector healthcare recruitment.
We are intensely committed to providing an effective, engaging career management service for our candidates, and clients. We focus on quality, strong relationships, and ongoing training and education with our candidates. Read more about our services here.
Beat Medical provides a high service medical recruitment service for public and private healthcare organisations, as well as specialist and GP locums. Beat Medical is committed to charity, giving a portion of all revenue to medical and humanitarian causes.
What is the Associates program?
The Beat Medical Associates program is an opportunity for you to develop your own recruitment micro-business by referring your own colleagues, family, and friends.
-Have you ever been offered a position, and couldn’t accept it – but you knew exactly the person who could?
-Have you ever thought about starting your own business, but didn’t have the time, capital, or experience to get things running?
-Do you already have an extensive network you could help through helping to find them more fulfilling, lucrative employment?
-Are you interested in a steady, unlimited flow of relatively money by doing something you enjoy?
Already interested? Scroll to the bottom of the page to contact us.
Can I provide referrals if I don’t want to be part of the program?
Yes, we will provide a referral fee of 25% for referrals outside of the program. However, the progression through various levels of commissions is not available outside of the program. Go to the bottom of the page to contact us about a once-off referral.
However, the progression through various levels of commissions is not available outside of the program. Go to the bottom of the page to contact us about a once-off referral.
John is a physiotherapist who knows of a vacant position in his local area. He knows exactly the person, and refers them to Beat Medical. John receives a commission of $2,810.
If John had been part of the program, he would have received at least $3,150.
How does the program work?
We start by providing you with the training, support and tools you need to start referring to Beat Medical. After that, you will have the opportunity to make unlimited income through direct referrals of candidates to Beat Medical.
It is best illustrated through an example:
John is asked by a hospital to work a given shift. He is busy that weekend, but knows that Mary is looking for some work. John introduces Mary to Beat Medical, and advises Beat Medical of the available work. Beat Medical contacts the hospital, and sets up the shifts.
Mary completes the shift and works 24 hours over the weekend at $145 per hour. As John has just started with Beat Medical, he is eligible for a 28% commission, which is about $146 in this example.
Should Mary decide to do the same shifts each fortnight, John could earn up to $5,850 over the course of the year, just from referring Mary the one time.
The program is not only for locum (casual) work. It is also for long term placements:
Ron knows an emergency doctor he worked with in Canada. He refers her to Beat Medical, who place her in a staff specialist position at $220,000 p.a. Beat Medical also organise medical registration, visa, relocation, housing, and contract negotiation.
Ron makes $12,540 from the one referral. Beat Medical takes care of the back-end of the process, leaving Ron to continue to source future candidates.
What will I be required to do as part of the program?
You can do as much, or as little as you wish as part of this program. Provided what you do is consistent with Beat Medical values, philosophies, and marketing message, you can run your micro-business as you wish. You may, for example:
-refer friends, colleagues, and family
-meet with healthcare providers near you to introduce Beat Medical
-hold seminars, training sessions or information sessions on Beat Medical services
-invite international contacts to join Beat Medical or Associates community
How much money can I make?
The amount you can make is truly limitless, and is of course tempered by how much time you spend on it, and how many people you can recruit. The commission structure is very simple.
Essentially, your commission is calculated on the total revenue you have ever developed for Beat Medical. Your commission is calculated as a percentage of our fee to the employer of the candidate.
The more revenue you generate, the higher your commission. Once you reach the next level of commission, the level you get to never goes backwards.
Already interested? Scroll to the bottom of the page to contact us today.
Do I have to do my medical/healthcare work through Beat Medical?
You are not required to be currently working at all as a health professional to participate in the Associates program. You can do it from home, or in addition to a part time job, or as part of your full time work. Similarly, we do not expect you to start working as a Beat Medical ‘candidate’ with your existing employer.
However, we do incentivise all members of the Associates program to undertake any future work with Beat Medical, and there are significant benefits for you to do so.
Do I get paid a commission for time I work as a candidate?
Yes. You are paid 15% for your work as a candidate. Say you worked 20 hours at $180 per hour, you would make $3600 in salary. In addition to your salary, you would be paid your commission by Beat Medical. Your commission would be $81.
The more work you do yourself as a candidate, you are working to increase your total commission level to the next stage, which can mean a real difference to your personal income. However, the commission you can earn on just your own salary is capped at 15%.
What if I recruit another person to participate in the Associates program?
As part of the Associates program, there will be opportunities for you to recruit other people to start their own recruitment micro-business. Every person you recruit has the potential of expanding possibilities for people or positions you refer to us.
Why don’t I just start my own separate recruitment company? That way I would get more than a commission.
We are always willing to provide advice, support and encouragement for anyone who would like to start their own business. However, we know that it takes hard work, commitment, money and time to do so. Read below about what we bring to the table.
What support does Beat Medical provide?
We provide a complete framework around what you are doing so that you are only responsible for referring the person, and if you wish, the position. We take it from there.
There are myriad considerations to running a recruitment business, and some of them are a bit of a headache! We are completely responsible for corporate issues, such as:
-branding and promotion
-website, advertising, and marketing campaigns
-negotiation with employers
-invoicing and account management
-candidate support, and training
-insurance and indemnity
-state and federal regulatory issues
-head office ‘on costs’ (such as phone, electricity, salaries, etc)
-RCSA accreditation and quality systems
-adherence to legislative issues
-medical registration for interstate and overseas candidates
-visas for overseas candidates
-ongoing training and education for candidates
What do I get when I join up?
Once you reach the qualifying point (which is $1000 of referrals to Beat Medical, from a candidate you refer – other than yourself), you will receive an official startup pack (should you wish to).
You will receive:
– your own Beat Medical email address
-personalised business cards with your name, contact numbers and Beat Medical email
-a pack of Beat Medical partner material to refer your candidates to
-letterhead and other stationary
-Beat Medical promotional brochures and newsletters
-access to the Beat Medical online space
-access to Beat Medical giveaways (such as pens, lanyards, etc.)
What type of training will be provided?
The training is done as a combination of online and remote (or in person) education. It can be done at your own pace. Initially, you will be trained in:
-Beat Medical systems and practices
-Beat Medical values, mission and organisational goals
-the Beat Medical Revolution (charitable giving) program
-effective recruitment practices
-communication and business development skills
-ethical and responsible recruitment practices
-Beat Medical Partners program
For those interested in developing a higher level of expertise, and offering further advice to their own recruits, we offer training programs in:
-effective resume writing
-interview and communication skills
-locum work strategies
You will also have access to the Associates discussion space to spend time online with fellow members, to share ideas, insights, and inspirations. We also hold a weekly tele-meeting, which you may come to (but you are not obliged).
What if I am not in Australia?
If you are not in Australia, you are still eligible to be part of the program. We can pay you via direct credit into your personal or business bank account. We welcome interest from all over the world.
How much to I have to pay to join?
Nothing at all. One of the traits of Associates is that it is completely transparent. We want you to feel like you are a valued part of the business – not a customer.
In order for us to provide some of the added extras of the program (such as business cards, etc), we will require you to generate at least $1000 of revenue to the business. You pay nothing at all for your startup pack.
For you to stay in the program, you need to generate at least $2500 of revenue in each 12 month period (from the start of your participation in the program).
How does it work, legally speaking? How am I paid?
You will need to seek independent financial advice to work out the best solution for you, but essentially you will need to register for an ABN, and we will pay your commissions to you as a contractor. You will be responsible for taxation matters, and will not be an employee of Beat Medical.
You will be paid your commissions every month, in the last week of the month. The amount you are paid will be based on the cash revenue you have generated by the Monday of the last week of the month. Your commissions are only based on cash received from our clients.
Do I have to be a health professional?
No. Although many of the Associates participants are health professionals working with other health professionals – you do not need to be one. You will need to show a demonstrable link to the healthcare community (for example, partner of a healthcare professional, medical administration person, etc). We welcome all interested parties.
Can I leave the program?
Yes, at any time, and come back again if you wish at a later stage.
Is it just for locum (casual) work?
The program is for both locum (casual) work, and permanent or long-term temporary placements.
I am a Beat Medical candidate, but not part of the program. What do I get?
As a Beat Medical candidate, you are eligible to receive 15% of our recruitment fee back for any work that you do with us. This will be paid as soon as our client pays us.
There are going to be some occasions where you are ethically, professionally, or legally bound not to accept a fee for providing a referral. Consider this example:
Jillian is the director of an emergency department in a public hospital. She knows that there are several shifts available in her hospital, and knows people who can fill them. She wishes to refer these people to Beat Medical to work within her own organisation.
In this case, we would advise Jillian that we could not accept the referral from her, as she would be gaining financially from her position of power within that organisation. However, if she were to refer colleagues (even from her own hospital) to work in another organisation this would be acceptable.
Beat Medical are committed to ethical and legal practices, and encourage all team members to seek creative and effective ways of recruiting.
Donation to charity
As we have a commitment to charity, we understand that you do to. You can elect to have part or all of any incentive paid to a registered charity.
What are the terms and conditions?
The terms and conditions are fairly straightforward, and we will provide them to you at on request.Essentially, the terms and conditions contain protections for our candidates, you, and us. The goal and intention of the documents is to ensure that we are all clear on our respective responsibilities, rights, and business objectives.
How do I become part of the Beat Medical Associates program?
You can express interest by completing the quick form at www.beatmedical.com.au, emailing us at email@example.com or phoning us on (02) 8014 0175. We will discuss the program further with you, and help you decide whether it is right for you.
Source by Shaun Hughston