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Joanne Meehl asks:
>A common practice in high tech is to pay employees a "finder's fee" or
>I'm curious: Is such a thing commonplace when recruiting technical writers?
>And if so, how much was the "fee", and was it paid to you once the new
>employee was there a certain amount of time?
I've noticed that many medium-to-large companies do this: it seems, at least
in the UK, to be a flat fee payable for any job the company's advertised.
(At my last place it hovered at £750 for a while, and, just before I left,
went up to £1000.) The money gets paid after a set period of time (3 months,
6 months) if the new employee works out.
I've also noticed that it seems to be traditional for the finder to split
the money with the new employee - after all, the finder won't get anything
if the new employee doesn't work out.
Technical Writer, Compaq, UK
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