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UK Back Door Hires

Monday Morning Memo: UK Back Door Hires With Luke Menzies

By Wilson Cole

For this podcast, Wilson Cole, President of Adams, Evens, & Ross (AER), Samantha Cole, in-house counsel for AER, and Luke Menzies, UK solicitor, discuss back door hires. It turns out that back door hires in the UK occur in about the same manner as they do in the US. A recruiting agency introduces a candidate,…

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Back Door Hires Case Study #9 “Yes, we hired them, but other candidates did not last as long as they should have so we are taking them as a credit.”

By Wilson Cole

Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter “Yes, we hired them, but other candidates did not last as long as they should have so we are taking them as a credit.” This argument is very similar to the argument discussed earlier in the book, “The candidate did not stay through the guarantee, therefore,…

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Back Door Hires Case Study #8 “We hired them for another position.”

By Wilson Cole

Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter “We hired them for another position.” The reason I am spending a whole chapter on this particular subject is we are seeing a trend, with larger companies specifically, where they are hiring our clients and having them sign a contract that is position specific. As you…

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Back Door Hires Case Study #7 “We did not hire him as an employee. We hired him as a consultant.”

By Wilson Cole

Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter “We did not hire him as an employee. We hired him as a consultant.” The excuse, “We do not owe you a fee because we did not hire them as an employee. We hired them as an independent contractor, consultant, part-time [or any other variation],” is…

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Back Door Hires Case Study #6 “The candidate called me back on their own.”

By Wilson Cole

Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter “The candidate called me back on their own.” I cannot tell you how many times per week I get a call from a panicked recruiter with the same story that their client has just told them. They are not going to pay a recruiting fee for…

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Back Door Hires Case Study #5 “We hired the candidate, but they did not last 90 days.”

By Wilson Cole

Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter “We hired the candidate, but they did not last 90 days.” Every recruiter I know hates the dreaded words, “The candidate did not work out,” but it comes with the territory. The issue becomes even worse when they have not paid you for the candidate in…

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Back Door Hires Case Study #4 “We paid another recruiter.”

By Wilson Cole

Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter “We paid another recruiter.” Out of all of the Backdoor Hire issues, this one is the most difficult to collect for a number of reasons. The other aspect that is typically true about this type of Backdoor Hires is there is not typically a good or…

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Back Door Hires Case Study #3 “We did not sign an agreement.”

By Wilson Cole

Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter “We did not sign an agreement” Nothing bothers me more than this excuse. Of all of the reasons for Backdoor Hires, this reason is the most frustrating because it is the easiest excuse to avoid. As I mentioned in my earlier chapters, one of the ways…

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Back Door Hires Case Study #2 “We had the candidate’s resume.”

By Wilson Cole

Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter “We had the candidate’s resume.” This is similar to the argument that we talked about in the last chapter, but with a little bit of a twist. Also, this argument is almost always used by larger companies because they have a large database of resumes but…

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Back Door Hires Case Study #1 “We Already Knew The Candidate”

By Wilson Cole

Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter “We already knew the candidate.” The most common excuse we hear from debtors that do not want to pay a recruitment fee is, “We already knew the candidate.” In most cases, these types of Backdoor Hires are the easiest to collect. The biggest hurdle for us…

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