Re: Agencies (clarification)
Thanks for the info on that. So if someone you call tells
you they've already sent your client company a resume,
then turns right around and calls them, you're out of luck?
Not necessarily; it all depends on what their placement agreement says (if any).
Here are some possibilities:
o. Both Agency A and Agency B have an agreement with a client saying whichever agency submits your resume first is the agency of record, then whoever submitted you first is the agent that get's credit for the submission.
o. Both Agency A and Agency B have an agreement with a client saying whichever agency submits your resume first FOR A JOB THEY'VE BEEN GIVEN PERMISSION TO FILL is the agency of record, then whoever submitted you first is the agent that get's credit for the submission.
However, if they were NOT given permission to fill THAT position, the client often may accept the resume as a "gift" and neither gets credit.
Ditto if you sent the client your resume directly.
o. Both Agency A and Agency B submit you, but only one has an agreement. In this case I'd assume the agency with the agreement gets credit.
o. Another possibility: you sent the company your resume (or applied for a job) less than six months ago, then you may still be their system and no one gets credit for you as they "already had you."
o. Another possibility is that the are specific submission directions that agency has to follow (like sending resumes ONLY to the recruiter in HR in an attempt to reduce the number of resumes being sent directly to the hiring manager). If they person who submitted you didn't follow directions, then they may not be the agency of record even if they submitted you first.
BTW, we (ProSpring) make a point to tell candidates who our client is and ask if you've already been submitted there. No sense causing a confusion (or doing worthless work!) if someone else has already submitted you for a job, especially when less scrupulous agents will assert they were first when maybe they were not.
IMO it's better to always:
a) Ask your agent who the end client is
b) Tell the agency they may NOT submit you to any client without your permission first
Many agencies won't want to tell you the name of their client or will balk at such a restriction -- well fine, better to know now and find a better agency then burning a bridge or waste a bunch of time interviewing for and not getting a job you really wanted because there was some SNAFU over being submitted by multiple agents....
Jack Molisani, Lead Recruiter
ProSpring Technical Staffing
888-378-2333 Ext. 2
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- Re: Agencies (clarification), Gene Kim-Eng
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