I worked a desk. So I know the temptation to go above, around or through a human resourcer. I was one of those too, so I know the ways they deal with a recruiter who does.
Almost no effort is required to sabotage a contingency-fee placement when you’re in an HR office. Job requisitions, fee schedules and hiring sources must be approved by someone. Checking references, determining starting salaries and extending offers must be done by someone. These and over 20 other hiring functions (from pre-employment physicals to relocation) invariably end up with the “gatekeepers” that you disregard, resent, and insult. This makes sabotaging a contingency-fee placement so simple that it can be accomplished without doing anything!
This report is devoted to making placements. If that means going above, around or through a personnel manager, so be it.
Just be sure you know how to do it right. Here’s how.