From a business's perspective...
We recognise that certain businesses find it difficult to justify the cost of hiring through a recruitment service. With that in mind we also offer our candidates for a one-off cost, which varies based on the skill level of the position they're being hired for. Then, if you like, the relationship between your business and us can be over. One of the real positives of going for the other approach - the traditional recruitment model (and paying the fees involved), is that the staff member is employed by us, not by you, so when the work dries up, we'd redeploy them and you won't have the headache of needing to find them work once the 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 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.