Ah, let the Agency bashing begin once again.
Originally Posted by Dave_unemployed
Really, does it actually matter to you? So long as you are happy with the salary you are being provided, what does it matter how they make their money (excepting those occassions where they try to charge you
for finding you work)
If the money is too little, barter for more or dont take the job.
For reference, they generally agree a markup with the employer - usually a percentage of annual salary for permanent positions, or a percentage of the rate for ongoing roles
Originally Posted by dmarsh
Unscrupulousness doesnt come into it, the markup on any job is a contractual agreement between the employer and the agency. If the employer is happy to accept the presented markup, why is it unscrupulous? There are hundreds of agencies. Again if the employer isnt happy with the markup, they can go somewhere else.
Originally Posted by JonnyMX
Not really sure this is the agency's fault, its your
responsibility as the employer to ensure that the candidate you accept is up to scratch for your requirements. If they turned up sight unseen, then its the employers fault for not actually making to effort to ensure that they are acceptable.