Re: Headhunter question

Subject: Re: Headhunter question
From: Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Techwrl-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 12:46:06 -0800 (PST)


<Abby_Schiff -at- factset -dot- com> wrote in message...

> his headhunter placed him in the job, the headhunting firm got 25% of his
> first year's salary.
>
> I always thought that the company that hires the employee paid the
> headhunter fee out of their own pocket, _not_ out of the hiree's actual
> salary (even if the fee is a percentage of said salary). Did my friend's
> boyfriend get shafted?

Yes, your friend was shafted. In today's markets with 400,000 to 500,000 open
high-tech jobs, there is no reason to EVER pay a headhunter's fee. The company
should pay this fee and not take it out of the employee's salary.

Andrew Plato



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