The hiring practice pays us a flat fee to consult with them, develop the ads and call lists and conduct the search. We are then paid an additional fee for successfully completing the search. Some people ask if we are paid a percentage of the first-year salary, the way corporate headhunters are commonly paid. Don't we wish!
Practices hire us to recruit for them specifically. We can share with you information about the searches we are currently running, but unfortunately we don't have the human-power to contact everyone in a particular area to see who is interested in hiring you. If we know your preferences, however, we can make sure we keep you in mind as we hear of new opportunities!
There is NEVER A FEE FOR CANDIDATES who are looking for jobs. We are paid by the hiring practice.
Some of you have told us that other recruitment firms do that. We respect your right to find the best job for you through any means at your disposal. We would never try to hold you hostage for any price.