NOTHING!Â I think a bit less of candidates who ask me for them but I volunteer them all the time. Something along the lines of “We’ll hunt you down and send you a finder’s fee of X ,or 1/2 X if it is a split if we ever place someone you introduced us to even 5 years later. “We are trying to get to know the best people and ,while this is not much, we want to honor the time or trouble you went to to look us up”. Sometimes there is a bit more explanation involved. We have been doing this for around 15 years. It’s a well-known program in our market and it’s fun. It is also a simple matter to track origins of candidates these days.
I have nothing against other recruiters and trainers who don’t do itÂ but calling those who do this “amateurs” is crap. Stop it.Over the years I have placed more candidates I received from my finder’s fee program than I have made splits with other recruiters…and no one I have ever paid a finder’s fee to ever solicited my client afterward.