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The permanent recruitment sector has historically been neglected by the invoice finance industry. There was a time when the industry would not finance perm recruitment companies.

So why was the perm recruitment industry neglected?

It was neglected because of the perceived risk involved in dealing with invoices that related to permanent placements. With temporary recruitment the rates are agreed, work is completed, timesheets are signed and invoices are raised. If the hours are multiplied by the agreed rates correctly¬†there is very little that can be queried. In comparison, an invoice for a perm placement is raised when the candidate starts work and sometime before they have even started. What happens if the candidate does not show up on the first day? What happens if they walk out after their first week? What happens if the company finds they are not suitable and let’s the candidate go? Typically there are various rebates due depending on when they part company. As such there is no guarantee that invoices raised will be settled in full if at all.

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If you are looking to finance a recruitment business you are in luck as there are several options open to you especially if you are providing contractors or temps that complete time sheets. That said, if you are a permanent recruitment company there are also several options that are available to you.

If you are a recruitment company thatis paying wages weekly against signed time sheets there is a good chance your clients are only paying you monthly at best. Recruitment businesses or notoriously cash negative for this very reason and if you have a fast growing recruitment business this problem is only compounded.

So what finance solutions are available to you?

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Recruitment Finance is a new site that has been launched by the Cash Flow Solutions group.

While it is still under development it will provide an in depth guide on what facilities are available for recruitment companies.

Recruitment companies typically access recruitment finance to allow them to pay wages of their temps. This can take the form of a simple invoice discounting facility, a factoring facility with the added benefit of a credit control service or a full back office solution that provides a full back office service.

Permanent Recruitment Factoring has often been challenging to source relative to sourcing a factoring facility for temporary recruitment.

While temporary recruitment has an excellent audit trail by way of an agreed payment schedule, a purchase order and signed timesheets permanent recruitment is dogged by onerous terms and conditions which can reneder an invoice worthless if the candidate leaves withing a given period. As such the perceived security of any lender is reduced dramatically.

Permanent recruitment was for many years considered worthy of a 50% prepayment at best and this is still the case with many lenders. In fact some lenders will not look at a recruitment company where the permanent recruitment accounts for 30% of turnover.

I am glad to say that this is not the case with all lenders.

Several permanent recruitment businesses have approached us recently looking for new facilities or looking to improve on existing invoice factoring facilities.

Smart Factoring Quotes have managed to achieve a 70% prepayment level on both invoice factoring facilities and invoice discounting facilities.

There are clearly some invoice factoring companies out there who have taken the time to analyse the risk of a candidate leaving their new job. I guess it can happen but will every client leave? Highly unlikely and as such a 70% prepayment seems acceptable – to lender and client alike.