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Old 07-09-2016, 08:52 AM
 
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These recruiters are a nightmare I don't understand why there are SO MANY recruiters nowadays, like really so many.

To the OP, if you verbally agreed with the recruiter you need to use him/her. If you don't and you apply through the company and he finds out, he will go and complain to the company hr asking for his commission!
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Old 07-12-2016, 11:21 PM
 
Location: KC, MO
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These recruiters are a nightmare I don't understand why there are SO MANY recruiters nowadays, like really so many.

To the OP, if you verbally agreed with the recruiter you need to use him/her. If you don't and you apply through the company and he finds out, he will go and complain to the company hr asking for his commission!
Why are there so many recruiters?

Because it pays well.
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There are laws and guidelines regarding the referral process. It has less to do with whatever an applicant 'agrees' to with the agency than who arranges for the interview that results in a hire.

At least one consideration is regarding who set up the interview.

If an applicant 'agrees' to be represented by an agency/search firm but applies on his/her own and his/her application arrives ahead of the agency referral, the agency/search firm could be out of the equation.

If the interview was arranged by the company, the recruiter is not in the picture and does not get paid. Complaining would be a waste of time.

If the applicant applies directly after speaking with the agency and his/her application arrives and is seen by HR but then gets filed (rejected) but the agency calls the same person's name in/sends the applicant's resume and that referral is logged by a Hiring Authority/Department Manager and that HA asks the recruiter to send the applicant in and that HA interviews the applicant and extends an Offer of Employment and it is accepted, the agency is due their recruitment fee regardless of the fact HR had previously filed/rejected that same candidate. It goes back to whomever set up the interview.

If the recruiter called in the candidate's name (and/or sent a resume) and it was logged in as a referral by HR and/or the HA and as a result the candidate was called in and seen and then hired, the agency/search firm would be paid a recruitment fee for the referral.

It can get much more complicated, depending on a variety of circumstances. We've been through this before, as some of you recall.

And, there are times when a hiring company ignores the laws and guidelines and simply freezes all activity related to a referred applicant and nothing further happens. This can occur especially when there is the possibility of a fee dispute and the hiring company sees the 'perceived' conflict [in a case where HR is unfamiliar with the laws governing referrals and acts out of ignorance] coming and rather than play by the rules, simply freezes all action, leaving the referred candidate in limbo and the agency/search firm gets no further in the process. As long as nothing further in the process happens between the company and the referred candidate and no hire occurs, no recruitment fee is due and as I said, the referral is in limbo.

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Recruiting companies/employment agencies are paid a 'recruitment fee'.

The recruiter who is employed by the agency, who arranged for the interview/referral receives a percent of that recruitment fee which is that person's 'commission'.

In some few cases, agencies pay their recruiters a base salary and bonus instead of commissions.



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