From a business's perspective...
We get it, businesses can sometimes find it difficult to justify the cost of hiring through a recruitment service. We consider ourselves an 'introduction service', not a traditional agency.
With that in mind we offer our candidates for a one-off cost, which varies based on the skill level of the position you're hiring them for. We can send you staff via the traditional agency model if you'd prefer that - this approach means we employ the candidate and you effectively 'borrow' them for a higher hourly rate than you'd pay them directly. Then you can give them back when your rush dies down.
When you register with us as a business in search of staff, you'll sign some terms and conditions which bind you to these finder's fees. Having said that, there's always room for negotiations, and in some cases we can offer you staff for no fee. It's a case by case thing. We're running a business too, and so our fees helps us to keep the process sustainable for both parties. Aside from the legal stuff, there's a moral obligation to do the right thing.
It depends on a number of things. If you're a tourism or accommodation business then it's generally easiest to just pay the finder's fee, and usually works out A LOT cheaper. If you're a trade/construction business then we recommend the ongoing hourly approach. This is usually easiest in the construction industry, as it allows our staff to move around between sites as and when required.
Sure - we'd LOVE it if our client businesses operated like this all the time. By letting us know what you need with as much notice as you're able to, we can look at our candidate list and advertise (if necessary), with your vacant role in mind.