Exclusive contingency recruiting search is a logical and attractive combination of both contingency and retained fee structures. This working relationship is strongly recommended when you prefer a contractually committed and fully engaged search relationship, but you do not want to commit to a fully retained search fee structure.
The client pays an engagement fee of $5,000 prior to the start of a search. The balance of the fee becomes due after the candidate begins employment. The service charge is 28% – 30% of the candidate’s first year’s compensation.
We do pass on “at cost” the following expenses: Candidate’s travel to interview at the client, client requested job advertising, background check, degree verification, drug tests, etc.
We do not charge “administrative fees” to cover phone charges, printing, typing, copying, faxing, etc. We view these as normal and customary parts of the service we provide.