Customer refuses to pay: Recruitment debt collection is an area in which we specialise. In this update we look at the collection of a debt for one of our clients an international recruitment company whose head office is in the UK. They had correctly formed a contract with their customer and went on to successfully introduce [...]
Recruitment sector debtors Every business has heard of cash flow, cash flow problems, late-payment and most have experience of all of them at some point. When you are a recruiter, as many of our clients are, you are supplying staff which are the life and soul of your customers business - it’s a delicate situation which [...]
The debt and how it occurred One of our long term clients in the recruitment business came to us with amounts owed to them totalling almost £43,000. The total amount, consisting of many invoices from a customer of theirs who had previously paid on time and had never given any cause for concern, had accrued over [...]
‘Back door hires’, ‘back door placements’, or ‘back dooring’ is a regular and frustrating occurrence for Recruiters worldwide. This is when a client engages a candidate without letting you know thus avoiding your fee. Sometimes it is a deliberate attempt to avoid payment, often it is simply poor process at the client or a misunderstanding of [...]
Our recruitment sector debt collection staff had a great result for a London based recruiter who contacted us recently after hearing about us through social media. Our client had a debtor based in Spain they thought they’d try our service with. They had literally written off collecting a settlement from the ex-client of theirs who had [...]
Recruitment firms using HireChecker are discovering back door placements and collecting fees they didn’t know they had earned.
Since the launch of HireChecker earlier this year at the Recruitment Agency Expo, recruiters using the service are discovering that back door hires are taking place at an alarming rate. A leading Manchester based recruiter managed to discover and collect on 3 back door hires within the first 3 months of using the service. HireChecker is [...]
Major international recruiter integrates Sterling’s Debt Recovery service into their credit control process.
A major international recruitment company was struggling to keep on top of their outstanding invoices. The credit control department were spending too much time on older debts, distracting them from the main ledger, slowing down payments and affecting customer relationships. After testing Sterling’s commission only debt recovery service the recruitment firm decided to add the service [...]
Sterling wins ‘Best Business Support Company of the Year’ in the Recruitment International Industry Supplier Awards 2018!
For over 10 years (since 2007) Sterling has been successfully collecting debts for all kinds of recruitment agencies all over the UK and abroad. With this experience we have developed a special focus on this sector of our business and created a dedicated branch, to work exclusively with recruitment agency clients for best results. You can [...]
HireChecker is Sterling Debt Recovery’s software system which can be used by recruitment agencies to track down back door hire placements. HireChecker imports your data of candidates and companies you have submitted them to, then searches numerous sources and data-points to ascertain whether the candidate has been engaged, i.e. a back door has occurred. The system checks the [...]
An international recruitment company recently passed us a £53.5k debt owed by one of their customers consisting over several invoices. The invoices were dating back as far as 6 months and there was a dispute over payment terms between our client and their customer, tied in with the debtor appearing to have cash-flow problems. Our debt [...]