I've headhunted a candidate for a specific role with my client who use an in house RPO and I'm on the PSL.
She has already had an interview with them but for a different part of the business, however she now wants me to put her forward for the role I'm working on as the agent who submitted her is not working on my role.
I tried to submit the candidate using the system but the postcode has been registered so it has been logged via the RPO and not another route.
For what it's worth I have it in writing the candidate wishes me to represent her.
However according to the T+C's the recruiter who put her forward has 3 months so I don't really want to flag to the client the name of my candidate as so far she has not been considered for this role even though she's in the system and if I do she could well end up being placed by a recruiter who didn't even know about this role whilst I have done all the work tracking her down.
Any advice anyone can offer ?
Harvey Alexander Recruitment
Quick update on this one ....
I ended up raising this scenario with my recruiting contact and the long and short of it is that all parties agreed that because this was for a completely differemnt part of the business that the fee would 100% be mine. :o)
However I was told on Monday after 7 weeks of performing what was essentially an executive search for this candidate that the role has been cancelled! The job description is being redefined internally and will go out as a new roles however I will not have the chance to work on these as the RPO will try and fill them themselves first.
I don't even know if the hiring manager looked at the last two very strong CV's I sent over and I'm extremely frustrated.
I'm thinking of approaching the hiring manager to get more clarity and see if he's even assessed the CV's - what have I got to lose? The RPO is going to continue to try and fulfill all roles themselves and they only brought me in for this very hard to find role with an extremely pernickity hiring manager who was looking for the perfect candidate on paper and didn't even consider interviewing ones who were off that chart which was very short sighted as my RPO contact wholeheartedly agrees.
I should have been on a retained fee basis for the service I was providing but as the organisation was historically my best client I didn't go down that route and they were so adamant about needing this person.
I would like to bill them anyway for 33% of the fee but I know there's probably not a great deal I can do in all honesty but ... AAAAAAaaaaaarghhh.