The Right Contingency Recruiting Fee is Still 20%.
The HR Capitalist
MARCH 13, 2015
You know the dance when it comes to negotiating contingency recruiting fees: Recruiter : "We''re a retained search firm, and our normal fee is 25 to 30%.". And I need you to take it on contingency". Can you do 20% contingency?". higher than the average fee in 2013 ($20,793) and 29% higher than average fees during the depth of the recession in 2008. After a brief stumble in 2008 (when fees declined from 20.2%