recruitingSterling have developed unrivalled experience of collecting debt for recruitment agencies.

Our debt collection staff and our solicitor have a thorough understanding of the sector’s terms of business (usually from APSCo, REC or ARC), how the business works, and the usual disputes and excuses that arise.

We work regularly and closely with a number of recruitment agencies varying in size from sole trader agencies to large £20m t/o operations.

Disputes often occur when a candidate leaves a post shortly after the qualifying period or transfers from a temp to permanent post. Sterling have a high success rate in persuading the debtor of their responsibilities under the terms of business to achieve payment without the need for legal action.

Where legal action is necessary to collect a debt Sterling will contact our client to discuss the merits and risks of such action and will only advise our client to take action if a positive cash outcome can be achieved. Our solicitor has extensive experience in litigating on recruitment sector terms of business and therefore is able to analyse and put together a strong case efficiently. The strength of our submissions means the majority of cases are settled without going to court.

Testimonial : Recruitment Sector Client, London, £12m t/o

‘Sterling have been able to collect from customers who we never thought would pay. They understand our business and our contractual terms so they can deal with our debtors in a professional and knowledgeable way.’