Posts Tagged ‘terms of business’

Your fee: Don’t be a victim of the unfair, irrational or deluded

I read, with some amusement, on industry news service, ShortList, of the Victorian lawyer,Monica Shamon who used a recruitment agency, Australian Staffing Agency, to hire a candidate (ASA were so good they found a suitable candidate within 24 hours) then attempted to evade responsibility for the placement fee. The amusement comes from the fact that Ms Shamon, a lawyer (!),…

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Agree and sign or stop wasting my time

Way back at the beginning of my recruitment career, in 1989 in London, I was drilled in the importance of verbally confirming with the client the terms of business, followed by a confirmation fax (these were the days before email). If the client did not agree to the terms, then we did not do business…

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How tight are your terms?

Already this year I have had a number of enquiries or questions from members and readers about client behavior with respect to their terms and conditions of business.     It seems pretty clear to me that clients are taking a long hard look at the terms being presented to them and the terms they…

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Are you leaking candidates?

It was the middle of week four in my new job. I was the third consultant on a three person temp accounting desk team. My Manager Bronwyn, and Michelle, the Senior Consultant, were finishing their weekly working temp calls.     Bronwyn smiles at Michelle and says, ‘Time to call the sleepers!’     I…

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Our new terms of business

Dear past, current and new clients,       As a recruiter and business owner, I have recently reflected upon the many years I have had in the recruitment sector and I believe I owe you an apology.     I have come to the conclusion that we have been guilty of having terms of…

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