One of the more odious internal recruitment practices being seen with increasing frequency around the country these days is the inclusion in recruitment PSAs or tenders of the ‘no temp-to-perm fee’ condition.
Here’s what I hate about this practice:
1. It penalises the agency for providing outstanding service
Think about it for a minute: A recruitment agency places an average candidate into a temporary assignment. The candidate works out their (let’s say) 6 week assignment diligently and competently, but no more. They finish the assignment and the recruitment agency subsequently places them into another assignment, from which the agency makes a margin.