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Old 06-10-2009, 02:31 PM
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How much does a company pay a recruiter for finding and placing a candidate? Is it a percentage of the employees salary, or a flat fee?
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:50 PM
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I would assume it varies from company to company.
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:55 PM
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Definitely varies from company to company. I've heard as much as 50% of the first years salary for some e-band positions to 5% of the first six months salary for administrative employees.
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:59 PM
Location: Airports all over the world
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Often it is equal to a months pay of what ever the job is. For upper level it could be more. Sometimes the company hiring pays the fee. Usually if the job does not work out in the first couple of months you get some of the money back. If the employer paid the fee and you quit, you may have reimburse the agency the money they refunded to the employer. Read the fine print before accepting a job thru an agency.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:11 PM
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It varies from perm placement to contract. Usually direct placement recruiters will get a percentage of the percentage the company gets (100k salary, agency gets 20%, 20k and recruiter gets 40% of 20k or 8k). The one thing though is that the higher commissioned direct placement people are usually paid on a draw hence the higher commission.

Contract to perm is usually a small percentage of the office GP that they contributed to based on the hours their people worked. That or just a percentage of their people NOI either monthly or quarterly.
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