e placements i.e. negotiated the offer terms and conditions (salary, start dates, benefit start dates, sign on bonus, etc.); and received the client’s offers. The recruiter then facilitated candidate’s acceptance (helped them weigh start salary vs. security/ advancement / commute, etc.) and signing and secured the start date. Then the recruiter resigned. The candidates did start on the agreed negotiated date and fulfilled their guarantee period. The check from the client was received -actually before the guarantee.
However, the signed offer agreement between the recruiter and the firm details the salary and the commission %. It also states that the recruiter will be paid a % when the client pays and the balance after the guarantee period. It does not state that the recruiter must still be employed.
I appreciate your thoughts.
Coreen Darnall said:
In the payment agreement they sign with us, it is outlined that the recruiter must be currently working when the commission is paid to receive commission. Our commission's are not paid until the money is collected from the client. If it is a placement that is completed (signed contract has happened and a start date has been set before the recruiter leaves) I would still feel obligated to pay the commission to the recruiter, but I would hold it until the guarantee period has expired. If someone else had to take over and close the deal because the recruiter left, the commission would go to the recruiter who closed the deal.
to sign an agreement. From the very beginning they were saying "we are going to screw you" and you ignored the message.
Did you send them an agreement and they did not want to sign it - or do you expect your "clients" to send an agreement for you to sign? Though I guess that doesn't really matter. Is this another agency?
Either way - your best bet in my opinion is to send them an invoice and include all communication between them and you regarding the entire interview process. Unfortuntately we just don't have near enough detail on this to give helpful input.
Consider the fee you won't be getting here as an investment in your own education.
Keep your spirits up and move on.…
trial basis that they ask for a signed proprietary agreement indicating their ownership of work product, which if incorporated by the client binds the client to pay them at least copywriter fees of some set amount. If the client is really just wanting to be sure the person can code up to what they want to see they will sign it. If they are trying to get something for nothing they will run backwards. Candidates usually take a run backwards as a big red flag and don't give away the only thing theybarevwilling to trade.
In Maren's case it's pretty tuff to take back an idea after somebody hears it but the same thing will work. The good guys will sign something the users will not. And don't ever leave a portfolio. Present it and take it home with you.…