What is Contingency Recruiting?

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Contingency recruitment refers to a type of recruitment in which the recruitment agency collects fee from clients only when a qualified candidate is searched and placed by them for the position in question.

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Contingency recruitment definition

Contingency recruitment refers to a type of recruitment in which the recruitment agency collects fee from clients only when a qualified candidate is searched and placed by them for the position in question.

The name is connected to the fee paid to the agency in the event of placing a candidate for client’s position. Fees differ but range from 12.5 percent to 20 percent of the candidate’s first-year basic salary.


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