This often works to your advantage. Since their bonus is usually 20 to 25% of your base salary, they'll try to get you a great deal. The more money you make, the higher your rate will be. Recruiters don't take part of your salary.
However, the company where the hiring agency places you, compensates the recruiter based on a percentage of your first-year salary if the employer and the hiring agency have a contingency agreement in place. It's worth noting that recruitment agencies may pay their recruiters differently than the standard commission reduction, based on the one-year salary of a new employee assigned to a client company. You should work with the recruiter who called you first about the position and inform the second recruiter that you're already working with an agency. As the numbers show, an external recruiter can earn much more money than an internal recruiter if everything goes well and employees are placed regularly.
The recruitment agency then transfers the corresponding commission to the individual recruiter on a monthly basis during the 12-month assignment. However, the so-called Great Reorganization has changed the salary expectations of many job seekers and recruiters are part of this important change. Often, recruiters call on weekends because it's easier to contact a job applicant who isn't working. In general, there are two types of commissions that external recruiters can receive: a hiring commission (or fee) and a placement commission (or fee).
When an agency recruiter places a candidate as a direct hiring contingent, they are paid a calculated percentage share on the job applicant's first-year salary. Job seekers often refer to themselves as “customers,” and recruiters are trained not to correct them. However, there is no guarantee that employees will be placed, so there is more job stability as an internal hiring specialist. Most agency recruiters have a base salary and are paid commissions when placing candidates in companies for which they recruit on their behalf.
In addition, not all hiring companies earn a 40% commission for a job placement, some earn less, say 20% or 30%. In most cases, it's best to use a recruiter to find a job, but that doesn't mean you should wait for them to find you a position. Providing the recruiter with the most accurate information possible will put him in a better position to get you a job.