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What Client Says:
We hired the candidate as a consultant.
How Client Pays:
Over the past decade, employers have been cashing in on the consulting boom. Unfortunately, contingency-fee recruiters have been the paymasters.
When you send a fee schedule that contains any of these 10 words, you’re aiming your recruiting revolver at your fee-free foot:
These all lock you into payment only if a candidate is directly hired as a salaried employee. But they lock you out of payment if the employee is hired as an “independent contractor” — a “consultant.”
Now you can aim straight for the fee with words in your fee schedule like:
Modify any PSA (placement service agreement) you get from a client this way too. If the search is worth doing, this is worth doing!