If you have some resources to invest in yourself and the iniative to go on your own, what do you need AgentHR for? I took a quick look at what they offer and the pricing, and here's my thoughts:
You get access to Monster and Careerbuilder and Sendouts. Plus other assorted training stuff. For that you will pay them 22,500, which is 50% of the first 50k that you bill, and you keep what you bill after that.
You're still paying them 22,500!
You could buy your own subscription to Monster and Careerbuilder for roughly 6k each, give or take a little depending what options you choose. But it's still half the price of what you'll pay AgentHR.
I pay $69 a month for my ATS, cbizsoft. Sendouts may be a little higher, but probably not that much. There's lots of inexpensive ATS options that you can pay monthly.
They also do the invoicing and collections. They position that as if that is a benefit for you. I don't see that it is. It will take you longer to get your money. If you invoice and collect yourself, you have much more control over the process.
Bottom-line is if you have the initiative to commit to the business for at least a year, putting in 110%, you don't need AgentHR to be successful.
However, if you're not sure if you can do it, and don't want to invest any money in yourself up front, then AgentHR might be an option.
But, if you're going to go into business for yourself, believing you can do it, and making a dollar and time committment is essential.
If you invest the money yourself, up front, you might be even more motivated.
Just my take on it.
So, I'm curious - did you do it? Go out on your own? How did/are things go/going??
Here we are a year later, almost to the day... at this point in time I have a firm with two partners and a couple staff employees, a few dozen people on billing, several perm placements and two retained searches...
So far so good!!
Now I just have to fix up our website, which I pretty much threw together... as soon as I get some time to stop recruiting for a minute ;-) www.recruitingandhr.com
Maureen Sharib said:So, I'm curious - did you do it? Go out on your own? How did/are things go/going??