Terms and Conditions

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS:   By instructing Elias Recruitment Pty Ltd (“the Company”) on an assignment or by requesting details on a candidate from the Company, the receiving party (the “Client”) accepts these Terms.

FEE SCHEDULE:   In consideration of the Company providing recruitment services, the Client will pay fees to the Company according to the Fee Schedule above:


PLACEMENT GUARANTEE:   The Company offers a 12 week guarantee for permanent placements (“Placement Guarantee”).

If a candidate resigns or is lawfully dismissed within the guarantee period a Placement Guarantee will apply as follows:

1.    The Company will endeavour to provide one similar replacement at no charge (there is no Placement Guarantee for a replacement candidate).

2.    If the Company is unable to find a suitable replacement within 12 weeks of the candidate leaving and subject to clause 3 below, it will provide a credit note as follows:



Candidate Tenure

Credit Note

Less than 4 weeks

75% of the fee

5-8 weeks

50% of the fee

9-12 weeks

25% of the fee

After 12 weeks

0% of the fee


 The Placement Guarantee is conditional upon:

a.    The Client notifying the Company in writing of the date and grounds for the end of the engagement within 5 working days of the disengagement;

b.    the reason for the end of the engagement was not due to a restructure, retrenchment, redundancy or office relocation; and

c.     payment to the Company of the Placement Fee was received in full within 14 days of the date of any invoice.

TERMS OF PAYMENT:   Payment terms are strictly 14 days from invoice unless agreed in advance. Extended payment terms are available through a third party finance company. These must be agreed in advance of the assignment commencing. Late payment voids the Placement Guarantee.

CANDIDATE INTRODUCTION:   Should the Client offer employment directly or indirectly (e.g. referral to a third party) for the role discussed or any other role, the Client agrees to pay the recruitment fee according to the above schedule.

This does not apply to candidates who were introduced longer than 12 months prior to the placement (unless re-submitted).


CHANGE OF MIND FEE:   The Company incurs certain costs in undertaking an assignment.  Should an assignment be cancelled, changed or delayed, the Client will pay $2000 per assignment (excl. GST).

CONFIDENTIALITY / INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:   Any information whether written or oral provided to either party remains strictly confidential and all intellectual property of the party shall remain theirs.

DISCLAIMER:   When accepting a candidate, the Client is accepting the responsibility to supervise that employee, and therefore the resultant accountability for the standard of work performed. The Client agrees to satisfy themselves as to the suitability of any applicants and shall take up any references provided by a Candidate before engaging such candidate. To the extent permitted by law, the Company makes no warranty as to the suitability of any candidate introduced to the Client nor does it accept any liability for any misrepresentation concerning candidates introduced and shall not be liable for any loss (whether direct or indirect loss including economic or consequential loss or otherwise) arising from or in any way connected to the introduction of, or failure to introduce, a candidate to the Client, for the suitability of or any conduct of any candidates referred to the Client. The Company limits its liability with respect to any services to the value of the relevant fee.

AMENDMENT:   These terms cannot be amended without the written agreement of a Director of the Company.