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Don't use that free Recruitment agency terms of business agreement and let Legislate create a lawyer-approved one for you

Charles BrecqueCharles Brecque
Last updated on:
January 21, 2022
Published on:
January 10, 2022

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When creating a Recruitment services template agreement it might be tempting to avoid legal fees and download the first free online template you find. However, creating legal documents without prior legal expertise can be risky. Is the template up-to-date? Does it provide sufficient protection? Is the applicable law even valid for your jurisdiction or specific use case? In this article, Legislate will provide a better way to create your Recruitment agreements in England and Wales, online on no legal budget.


What is a Recruitment agency terms of business agreement?

A recruitment agency terms of business agreement allows an agency to place suitable candidates with a client in exchange for a placement fee. The agency can be contracted on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis by the client to source candidates. Clients must define the suitability requirements of candidates to help the agent source appropriate candidates. Clients accept to keep the names and details of the candidates confidential until they make them a formal offer of employment and provide an employment contract for signature.


What type of candidates can be placed under a recruitment agreement?

Companies work with recruitment agencies for a number of reasons. For example, a small business might work with employment agencies because they need help sourcing temporary workers to cope with seasonal demand. High growth companies might also partner with a recruitment agency to ensure they have a constant stream of candidates for their job openings in addition to their own recruitment efforts.


What are the key terms of a recruitment agency agreement?

There are a number of provisions which need to be included in a recruitment agency services agreement to provide the agency and the client with sufficient protection. Below are some you need to include:

  • Who is the agent and who is the client?
  • What is the term of this agreement and what are the conditions for the termination of this agreement?
  • What will be included in the candidate's remuneration to calculate the agent's placement fee?
  • Data protection compliance clauses around the protection and use of personal data
  • Boiler plate clauses around indemnity, confidential information and arbitration.

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The best way to create your recruitment agency agreement online

Legislate helps you create a lawyer-approved recruitment agency terms of business online in minutes and on no legal budget. To get started, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign up to Legislate
  2. Click on create a contract
  3. Select Recruitment agency terms of business from the list of available contracts
  4. Answer simple questions about the agreement such as its purpose and term so that you have sufficient protection
  5. Pay £9.95 to preview the contract and invite parties for signature.


What else can you do with Legislate?

Legislate is an easy-to-use contract management platform which offers standardised legal documents which you can tailor on your own by answering simple questions. Legislate allows you to streamline your contracts whilst offering a professional experience. Moreover, with Legislate you can access key contract statistics in real-time. To get started, read a tutorial, book a demo or sign up to Legislate now!

About Legislate

Legislate is a contracting platform where business owners can create contracts to help grow and develop their business. Legislate's employment offer letters and contracts are key in protecting your IP and Legislate's NDAs are crucial to ensure you can have conversations and partnerships to help develop your business and brand. Book a demo or sign up today to put the confidence back into contracting.


The opinions on this page are for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal advice on which you should rely.

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