‘Back door hires’, ‘back door placements’, or ‘back dooring’ is a regular and frustrating occurrence for Recruiters worldwide. This is when a client engages a candidate without letting you know thus avoiding your fee. Sometimes it is a deliberate attempt to avoid payment, often it is simply poor process at the client or a misunderstanding of […]
The candidate has left, seeing as we didn’t pay you anyway let’s just call it quits, we don’t want a replacement, thanks.
Our client tried hard with this situation to be flexible and to work with their client but unfortunately you can’t win them all. Recruitment consultant with terms in place, introduced qualified, experienced candidates matching job description requirements perfectly. Several interviews arranged and confirmed and a successful placement follows. Invoice raised which was then not paid on […]
For a client in this example we recovered a placement fee for an introduction which was made 8 months previously. We established that a back door placement had taken place and subsequently recovered a payment against the original introduction. Following the introduction and an interview our client was told that their candidate was rejected. Sterling’s […]