Contract between a Recruitment Agency and a Client Company

A Contract between a Recruitment Agency and a Client Company can be outlined as follows:

Preamble: This agreement is made on [Date] between [Recruitment Agency Name], located at [Address] (hereinafter referred to as “Agency”) and [Client Company Name], located at [Address] (hereinafter referred to as “Client”).

Purpose: The purpose of this agreement is to establish a working relationship between the Agency and the Client for the purpose of providing recruitment services to the Client.

Responsibilities of the Agency:

  1. The Agency agrees to provide recruitment services to the Client in accordance with this agreement.
  2. The Agency will conduct searches to identify qualified candidates for open positions within the Client Company.
  3. The Agency will pre-screen and present to the Client a shortlist of the most qualified candidates.
  4. The Agency will coordinate and participate in interviews between the Client and the candidates.
  5. The Agency will provide information to the Client regarding the qualifications and backgrounds of the candidates.
  6. The Agency will assist the Client in the negotiation of compensation and benefits packages with the candidates.

Responsibilities of the Client:

  1. The Client agrees to provide the Agency with a detailed job description and specifications for each open position.
  2. The Client will provide the Agency with access to its facilities and personnel as necessary to fulfill the Agency’s responsibilities.
  3. The Client will promptly inform the Agency of any changes to the job specifications or requirements.
  4. The Client will inform the Agency in writing if a candidate is hired and the Agency will be paid a fee in accordance with the terms outlined in this agreement.

Compensation: The Agency will be compensated by the Client in accordance with the following terms:

  1. The Agency will be paid a fee equal to [percentage of the candidate’s starting salary or a flat fee].
  2. The fee will be payable upon the successful placement of a candidate and receipt of the first paycheck by the candidate.
  3. The Client will be invoiced for the fee and will have [number of days] days from receipt of the invoice to pay the fee in full.

Term and Termination:

  1. This agreement will commence on [Date] and will continue until [Date or until terminated by either party].
  2. Either party may terminate this agreement at any time upon written notice to the other party.
  3. Upon termination of this agreement, the Agency will return to the Client any confidential information in its possession.


  1. The Agency agrees to maintain the confidentiality of the Client’s business and personnel information.
  2. The Agency will not disclose any confidential information to any third party without the prior written consent of the Client.


  1. This agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties and supersedes all prior negotiations, representations, and agreements, whether written or verbal.
  2. This agreement may not be amended except in writing signed by both parties.
  3. This agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and assigns.
  4. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of [State].

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this agreement as of the date first above written.

[Signatures of Recruitment Agency representative and Client Company representative]