How Back Door Hires Can Harm Business

How Back Door Hires Can Harm Business

Cutting out the middleman when it comes to hiring a new employee might seem like a great idea. You save time and money by not having to deal with the agency that looked for the candidate for you. But is it really worth it, and what does it mean for the middleman or company that had to put in the hard work to find this candidate?

Why Back Door Hiring Is a Bane on Everyone

Many greedy companies are willing to cut out the agencies they work with in order to hire individuals. However, the problems that come from this reach far and wide as all three parties are heavily affected by it. 

Legal Issues

The biggest problem when it comes to back door hires is that a legal battle can happen as soon as the hire occurs. The amount of money a client saves from the back door hiring itself is measly compared to the amount they’re going to need to shell out for the ensuing legal battle. The agency, on the other hand, has to spend time and money to fight this battle or they could stay passive and end up losing money either way. Most of the time, collections and back door hiring specialists have to get involved and take center stage against the clients.

Businesses and Individuals Would Get Blacklisted

A blacklist works in the same way a bouncer will kick you out of a club if you aren’t on the list. For clients that do back door hires, you could expect that you won’t be able to use the services of that agency anymore after they find out that you took a candidate from under their noses. It can be made worse if that specific agency has large connections which could mean that you won’t be able to hire with agency help anymore. The same could be said of candidates that agree to the backdoor employment. They would end up without a way to advertise themselves anymore and would have a much harder time finding a job in the future.

It Is Very Easy To Figure Out

This is what many businesses don’t know about back door hiring. They try to be sneaky and sly about their back door hiring. This is pointless as it is very easy for a client to figure out whether you’ve done it or not. simplest way they figure this out is by simply calling the candidate and checking up on them. Each agency is different and will have their own methods to pin a business down for back door hiring.

Everyone Loses

Whether you’re a business looking for employees, a candidate searching for their next opportunity or an agency doing all the legwork, back door hires make life difficult for everyone. Businesses and agencies will get embroiled in a fierce legal battle, and the candidate is blacklisted from ever using the agency’s services ever again. So, it is best to simply pay the agency’s bill as it is far simpler and easier to deal with than having to deal with a legal battle over the course of several months.

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, Founder of Inspired Marketing, Inc., helps overachieving women entrepreneurs conquer limiting beliefs and create marketing plans that win. This includes one-on-one marketing plan development, digital product creation, web design and content marketing. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog,

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