Referral Program

Know someone who could use Tilson?

By becoming a Tilson referral partner, you’re helping businesses you know increase their growth potential and effectiveness by using Tilson’s services. In addition to feeling good about bringing us together, we’ll send you up to $5,000 as a thank you!

Here’s how it works:

When your referral becomes a Tilson client, we’ll compensate you based on the company’s size as cash, invoice credit, or a donation to a charity of your choice.

All you have to do is fill out the form and we’ll take it from there!

Submit Your Referral



Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to participate in Tilson’s referral program?

A participant must be a current Tilson client employer or employee over 18 years of age and a resident of the United States. See further eligibility in Terms and Conditions below.

How does it work?

Once you submit your referral here, we will contact them directly. It’s probably best that you let your referral know ahead of time that we will be contacting them.

Who should you refer?

Tilson finds that a c-level contact (CEO, CFO, COO, CIO…) or Payroll, HR or Benefits director at a company is typically the decision maker for working with a partner like Tilson.

What types of companies benefit from Tilson the most?

While Tilson primarily serves small to medium-size companies in the following industries, we do not provide one-size-fits-all solutions. Tilson takes an individualized approach to serving our clients, providing each with a level of services that fits their specific needs. When in doubt, submit anyways!


  • Technology
  • Banking
  • Professional Services
  • Greek Organizations
  • Engineering and Construction Management
  • Marketing, Media and Creative Services
  • Medical
  • Education
  • Nonprofit
  • Fast Growth Start-Ups
  • See more


When do I receive payment on referrals?

You will receive your referral reward following the new client’s first payroll.

Terms and Conditions

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These terms and conditions apply to Tilson HR, Inc.’s Referral Program. The purpose of the program is to acquire new clients through referrals. Participants submit referrals via the referral submission form found on Tilson’s website. To be eligible for the Referral Program, a Participant must be over 18 years old and a citizen and resident of the United States. Members of the Tilson sales, marketing and senior management teams, as well as such person’s immediate family and household members, are not eligible to participate. Those with an already existing referral relationship or broker or business partner with Tilson are also ineligible.

Employees of the referred company are ineligible. The information provided on the referral form must be accurate in order to be considered a qualified referral. A qualified referral cannot be an existing active prospect, client, or spin-off of existing client. The Participant must have a personal relationship with the referral and the referral must be located within the United States. Former clients of Tilson are not eligible. Tilson reserves the right to disqualify any participant it determines is ineligible to participate in the program. If a qualified referral acquires PEO services from Tilson, a cash reward will be paid to the Participant. The reward is based on the number of full-time worksite employees paid on the first payroll. Cash rewards are processed following the referral’s first pay period.

Number of Full-Time Work Site Employees on Tilson Payroll
5-19 →
20-49 →
50-99 →
100+ →

Cash Reward


The Cash Reward will be issued in the form of a check, a credit on Tilson HR invoice or as a donation to a charity of your choice. Tilson may at any time terminate or modify the program and these terms. All questions or disputes regarding eligibility, award of cash reward, or interpretation of these terms will be resolved by Tilson. Tilson earns the right to void rewards earned if it suspects the rewards were earned in a fraudulent manner. Cash rewards are subject to applicable federal, state and/or local taxes, and may request participant to complete a W-9. If participant does not respond to request to complete a W-9 or otherwise indicate referral payment preference within 180 days of initial request, Tilson reserves the right to rescind the cash reward.

Due to the confidential nature of the program, we cannot disclose information regarding your referral’s status, nor will you be updated regarding the individual(s) you refer.


If you have questions or issues with submitting your referral contact Customer Service.

Tilson Fast Fact

The average per-employee cost of human resources activities is $1,563 for companies with less than 250 employees. – Department of Labor