Every Monday morning, the first thing I do is look for your column. You’ve been my legal guide for so long, and I really appreciate the help.
Is there anything I should know about taking money from a candidate?
A hiring manager wants to make an offer to my candidate, but the COO doesn’t want to pay the placement fee. The position has been open for 9 months, and my candidate is the right person for the job.
At the behest of the director of HR, I sent this candidate to use as an inducement for the COO to hire him. I have a signed agreement with the client to pay the placement fee if it hires anyone I refer.
It’s the candidate’s dream job at a dream compensation. Now HE wants to pay the fee.
On one hand it doesn’t feel right, on the other hand I have the power to make the candidate whole.
This seems so simple, but I just wanted to run it by you.
What do you think?
Thanks in advance, and thanks for helping me get this far!Dean Mannello The Sherwood Group
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