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Anyone know how finders fees work?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by happypug, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. happypug

    happypug New commenter

    Hi all,

    I have recently secured a full time, permanent teaching post that was advertised on their website. Woo hoo!

    However, a supply agency I'm with asked me 3 months ago whether I'd be interested in working there (I assume that's when this post originally came up as I know my classes have had supply since then). I said yes, but they called me one day asking if I could go to interview that same day, which I couldn't, and then I forgot all about the job.

    I'll have to tell the agency I'm no longer available but I'm worried they will try and get a finders fee out of the school or something.

    Does anyone know how this works?
  2. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Established commenter

    Hmm, not totally clear but from my interpretation they wouldn't as there was more than 8 weeks between them getting you the interview and you then going on to take the job.

    I don't believe you are under any obligation to tell the agency where you are going, so why not just say that you will not be available until the foreseeable future.
  3. Skeoch

    Skeoch Lead commenter

    Check the contract you signed with the agency. It should state what the terms are.
  4. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    It is illegal to charge someone for finding them a post.
    Finders fees are paid by employers not by candidates

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