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Recruitment Agreement

Last revision Last revision 02/08/2024
Formats FormatsWord and PDF
Size Size9 to 14 pages
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Last revisionLast revision: 02/08/2024

FormatsAvailable formats: Word and PDF

SizeSize: 9 to 14 pages

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A Recruitment Agreement is used by a person also known as the client together with another person also known as the recruiter, to engage the latter's services to seek, search and recruit potential candidates for employment or other engagements. A recruiter may sometimes be called a headhunter where both are given the task to look for a person with the right qualifications for a certain role in the client's business or organization. In this agreement, the recruiter will have to pre-screen the potential candidates and present the candidates to the client for employment.

This document may be used in different fields or industries such as in the technology field, marketing, legal, and other businesses whether small or medium-sized enterprises.

It must be noted, however, that this document is only used for local employment and not for overseas employment. In the case of overseas employment, the requirements of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration should be followed and a license for that purpose must be obtained.

How to use this document

This document may require details concerning the identity of the parties who may either be individuals or organizations. After completing the information concerning the identity of the parties, the contents of the agreement may include the following:

  • The number of candidates that will be recruited whether one or multiple,
  • The specifications or qualifications of the candidate that will be recruited,
  • The details of how the recruitment will be performed,
  • The duration of the agreement, and the required time to complete the services,
  • The location where the recruitment will be conducted,
  • The details of the payment by the client of fees,
  • An option to add a prohibition for the recruiter to engage in activities that might compete with the client's business, and
  • An option to limit each party's liability under the agreement.

Once the above information is completed, notarization is optional. In case the parties want to notarize this document, an Acknowledgment portion will be included wherein the details that must be provided to the notary public may be completed.

In case of notarization, the parties must print and sign an extra copy aside from their respective copies, one for each, and present and sign each copy in front of the notary public. They should also present their respective identifications. Once notarized, the parties should each keep at least one copy of the notarized document and the notary public will also keep one copy.


Applicable law

The Labor Code of the Philippines is the law that governs recruitment and employment in the Philippines, further, the rules and regulations issued by the Department of Labor and Employment may also be applicable. The laws on contracts and obligations found in the Civil Code of the Philippines also apply. Lastly, this document may be governed by the 2004 Rules on Notarial Practice. It should also be noted that making untruthful statements in a notarized affidavit may be punishable under the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines.


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