Jerry Albright (@Jerry_Albright) a colleague of mine, CEO of Professional Search Group in Indiana, has a Facebook group for Recruiters (those of us who make placements) and we share stuff about what is going in our business. Today he posted something that if I were an IT contractor… I would want to know about.
As I understand it Jerry submitted “Moe” for a contract position at “Widgets, Inc”. Jerry learned “Moe” had been submitted months ago for a different position at “Widgets, Inc” through another contract shop. The bill rate was not something the client was going to pay and it did not help “Moe” was not a great fit for that particular gig.
When Jerry submits “Moe” for this other gig “Widgets, Inc” says “Moe” is locked out for opportunities there for 12 months.
I see 2 months regularly but 12 months is absurd.
So I post this not to debate the length or business practice.
For the IT Consultants… if it were me I would want to know what arrangements (exclusivity) any consulting group has at a client before being submitted.
You are asking about this…right?
UPDATED: Locked up = locked out... I could have worded this better
UPDATED: I do understand there is a period after a gig ends that should a company want to engage with contractor... this is about someone who DID NOT work at a company, client.
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