Our recruitment agency, popularly known as Edge Recruiting Agency does not charge candidates for helping them get jobs. Many employers have asked us why we do not practice this despite a lot of other firms doing are doing it. Many people we have helped to get jobs have also asked the same questions. It is time to provide some answers!
Below are some of the reasons we do not charge candidates for helping them get jobs.
Charging candidates to help them get permanent job placements is wrong. It is a legal issue in many countries around the world. If it is wrong, we will not do it. Our recruiting agency has rejected offers from candidates to be paid to help them get jobs. We do not determine who gets employed. It is the client who does. Collecting money from the candidate therefore is collecting payment for a job thats not ours.
One of the most important reasons we do NOT charge candidates for submitting CVs with us and eventually getting them jobs is because many untrained people are doing it. Over 80% of them are not legal firms. So, in order to differentiate ourselves from them, we will not indulge in the practices they indulge in. These “firms” collect as much as N5000 from job seekers and promise them jobs they will never get. Our recruitment agency will not do that!
The truth is that when a client requests for candidates, we will work hard to ensure that they get the right person for the brief. We do not have the right to impose any candidate on them. All the candidates will be given equal opportunities to compete for the job. When the client picks a candidate who is obviously not a preassigned person, we have a winner. Then the client pays us. The candidates who are not successful will then be shortlisted for another job until they too meet an employer who prefers them over others.
If we are working for the client and not the candidate, then that obviously indicates that the client has to pay the fees. Asking the candidate to pay is like asking someone to pay for a prize they have worked hard to get. It is like asking Germany to pay for the World Cup title they fought hard to get in Brazil in 2014. That will be unfair because that competition was so tough that they could only beat Argentina after extra time.
If a recruitment agency collect payments from candidates after collecting from the clients, that will amount to collecting payments for a service twice. That will not be fair on the candidate and on the firm they are being recruited for. It is fraud to do this.
Having a recruitment agency that is ethical is an asset to any candidate seeking for employment opportunities. So advise your friends. Let them spend their money on only competency improvement things like career books, seminars, workshops and so on.
Do you have any questions? Kindly leave them in the comment section below. You can send you CVs to tle [no space] nigeria [@] gmail dot com. The subject should be the kind of job you want. If its more than one, just use a comma and list all of them.