I regret (for my sake) to say that our fees are among the lowest in the industry. We charge 17.5% of the referred’s first-year compensation. We can and will structure the amortization of those fees a hundred different ways to suit your needs. But if we don’t collect our fee on every person who goes out the door we will not be in business to serve you in the future.
I was reading an article called 5 Post-Monster-Buyout Predictions for the Future of the Recruitment Industry. The article is not about fee structure, however, I grabbed a screenshot of one particular paragraph for the purpose of illustrating the point that Sqrft’s prices are as low as they could possibly be by industry standards.
Which begs another question, “What added value can we deliver for our best customers?” The answer is to always, always, always adhere to our promise to work in our client’s best interest. We will never refer someone to a job that we believe has less than an excellent chance of success.
That may not sound like much, but it is the number one problem that this industry faces. It’s not unusual for a recruiter to send a candidate that he knows does not measure up simply to collect a commission for a few days or weeks until the man fails. Unethical, and Sqrft will not do it.
But for that reason, we have to hold the line.