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    Would you pay for it ?

    Hi ya all,

    I friend asked me an odd ball question so I thought I'd post it here too...


    Cheers

    Peter

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    Re: Would you pay for it ?

    Any company worth beans will collect it's "pay" from the employer not the employee.

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    Re: Would you pay for it ?

    Errm Shaun,

    I hear what your saying !

    However, Im not sure how the market works where ur from but in the UK ALL the agencies take a %ge of the client rate as their profit .... so in effect the contractor is already paying for it .... but over the length of the contract.

    The point I was trying to ellude to was a single UPFRONT payment rather than continually pay the agent.

    Cheers

    Peter

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    Re: Would you pay for it ?

    In the end that may be the same thing.

    As long as they get their money upon you being hired, all is well!

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    Re: Would you pay for it ?

    Hi Peter

    From past experience, I for one would be all for a single up front payment to the agent...

    My original contract through an agent for my current client was for 6 months. The agent creamed off his 10%. The contract has lasted over 6 years.

    I believe that the Agent would have factored in his profits for the 6 months. Any additional time was a 'bonus' for him....!!!

    After 3 years I eventually managed to negotiate a buy out and work for the company directly. The cost of this was a payment from me to the agent of 6 month's commission.

    Depending on what the up front 'fee' is it is obviously more cost effective for the contractor if the contract is extended.

    Another form of commission I have come accross is a reducing commission over time..... e.g. first year 10% 2nd year 5% 3rd and subsequent years 2%.... This I believe is more equitable, because the Agent does incur costs which deminish over time.

    I look forward to seeing the final results of you survey....

    Regards

    Gareth
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    I think as long as they get their money upon you being hired may be end of the same here.

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