A particularly unique job order needed some ‘tweaking’. Couple of us recruiters and our good client met over coffee. We could not help over hear the next table – also recruiters (is this cafe a recruiter hang out or what?) were on to their banter. Their conversation was getting hotter than the brew. Long story short: Your job order, my resume, how do we split the income.
Our client asked, does that happen all the time. We volunteered a guess, on the negative. Heading back, we googled out “recruiter splits” and you would be surprised to a lot of dirty linen in public (IPs – so to say).
Green opportunities beckon – you have the job order, I have my resume archives gathering dust. We jump in, all in good will. When there is income to share, goodwill is under stress and, relationships split. What’s a good method:
- The side that brings the opportunity takes the larger share (The risk is taken by this recruiter in dealing the business)
- The person sending resumes is usually pulling out of the archives – not that there were hot hot resumes
- If there are niche skills, or the recruiter is going out of the way to source resumes – discuss costs then and there
- Basically agree on the split before sharing the resume
Wouldn’t it be nice if someone started job order sharing service? Apparently, somebody did…
www.gorecroot.com – truly a service to go recruit
Our friend here has a good story. They almost lost a client in the process of splitting earnings.