Over the years I have benefited greatly from Jeff’s On Call column. It’s the first place I look to when it comes to seeking a legal opinion. Our service contract to client companies include a lot of phrases and words taken from your column and they have in court proven successful on several occasions. Thank you.
Shrewd HR and procurement departments are everywhere. I write from outside of the U.S. from where our company is a leading market player.
We presented, unsolicited, a candidate to a multinational company we never worked with before. We emailed two documents — the résumé and a placement agreement — on both stating that a fee of 30% is charged should they hire our candidate within 12 months. They didn’t sign the placement agreement but wanted to interview our candidate. Which they did but without hiring.
Three months later, we hear that the candidate is now hired. The company claims another recruiter presented the candidate and has already been paid a fee. Which may or may not have happened. The company refuses to acknowledge that we presented the candidate, they refuse to pay our placement fee that we have invoiced based on an estimate of what we think the candidate’s salary is.