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					In this Recruitment Agreement, a client hires a recruiter to find suitable candidates for
specific job positions. The agreement sets forth the responsibilities of the recruiter
when finding candidates and providing screened resumes directly to the hiring authority
identified by the client. This template agreement further provides for the recruiter’s fee
calculation and payment schedule. Specific details can be easily inserted into this
agreement to ensure the final agreement is in accordance with the parties’
understanding of the relationship.
                              Recruitment Agreement
1.     Purpose of Agreement. This recruiting agreement is entered into and effective this date
______________ [Instruction: insert date] by and between _____________________________
[Instruction: insert name of recruiter] (“RECRUITER”) and ___________________________
[Instruction: insert name of client] (”Client”) to find suitable candidates for the position(s) of

       A. __________________________________

       B. __________________________________ [Instruction: insert the name of each
       position]

2.       Undertaking of Recruiter. RECRUITER agrees to use its best efforts find suitable
candidates for the above named positions. RECRUITER’s goal is to save valuable Client time,
assist in successful hiring processes, and provide Client access to top candidates. RECRUITER
will actively source, recruit and screen candidates. RECRUITER’s work normally includes, but,
is not limited to the following: 1) initial needs assessment with Client to formulate criteria for
candidate selection, corporate background, position salary, and location specifics, 2)
identification of potential candidates through resume database review, networking calls, direct
contacts with competitors, receipt of resumes through mail and fax, advertising and leads, 3)
candidate screening through resume reviews and direct telephone interviews, 4) preparation of
interview notes for presentation to Client, 5) referral of screened and interviewed candidate
resumes to Client, 6) coordination of candidate interviews with Client, both telephone and in
person, 7) verification of candidate references, when requested by Client, 8) assistance with the
coordination and acceptance of job offers, 9) _______________. [Instruction: insert any
additional duties]

3.      Candidate Referrals. RECRUITER will provide screened and interviewed resumes
directly to the hiring authority identified within Client’s organization. It is understood that Client
will not disclose or share any names or information which would identify candidates or cause
candidates to be referred to any third parties. All referred candidates are considered to be valid
referrals from RECRUITER to Client unless Client immediately notifies RECRUITER of recent
and prior employment conversations which Client has conducted with a specific candidate within
the _________ [ninety (90)] [Comment: this number is not provided for by law, but can be
any number the user chooses] days preceding RECRUITER’s referral of candidate to Client.
Referred candidates are considered active RECRUITER candidates for a period of _________
[two (2)] [Comment: this number is not provided for by law, but can be any number the
user chooses] years from the date of initial referral to Client. Should Client hire or employ a
referred candidate in any job during this period, the fees as described below are considered to be
due to RECRUITER. All candidate referrals will be documented on copies of this agreement in
the Appendix below, along with all submitted resumes.
4.      Fee Calculation and Payment Schedule. Client is not responsible to RECRUITER for
any reimbursements for expenses incurred by RECRUITER on behalf of Client, including hours
worked, long-distance telephone, travel, interviewing time, sourcing expenses, website
advertising, postage, fax, office support, photocopy or other ordinary recruiting expenses
required to conduct employee searches for Client. Client understands that RECRUITER incurs
recruiting expenses on a risk based contingency basis and will be remunerated through payment
of a recruitment fee upon successful hire of a referred candidate. Client agrees to pay a fee equal
to _________ [thirty percent (30%)] contingency or _________ [twenty five percent (25%)]
retainer of a validly referred and hired candidate’s reasonably assured first year direct cash
compensation. This fee basis is derived from salary, sign-on bonus, draw and any guaranteed
portion of bonus. Fee is due the effective day of hire and is payable within _________ [thirty
(30)] calendar days from the employee’s starting date, if contingency. If retainer, _________
[forty percent (40%)] is due immediately following execution of this agreement, with
_________ [sixty percent (60%)] due within _________ [thirty (30)] calendar days from the
employee's starting date. [Comment: these numbers are not provided for by law, but can be
any number the user chooses]

5.     Termination. This agreement may be terminated at any time by either party without
cause upon written notice. However, this agreement will continue to be binding beyond
termination if a referred candidate supplied by RECRUITER is subsequently hired within
_________ [one (1)] year of the date of termination notice or two (2) years of initial refer
				
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Description: In this Recruitment Agreement, a client hires a recruiter to find suitable candidates for specific job positions. The agreement sets forth the responsibilities of the recruiter when finding candidates and providing screened resumes directly to the hiring authority identified by the client. This template agreement further provides for the recruiter’s fee calculation and payment schedule. Specific details can be easily inserted into this agreement to ensure the final agreement is in accordance with the parties’ understanding of the relationship.
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