APay allows recruiters to be paid early for permanent placements.
And allows employers to pay by instalments.
Why? Because we get it.
We know it’s tough for some employers to pay for the whole recruitment fee when the candidate starts work and recruiters often miss out on opportunities due to cash flow constraints.
The recruitment fee cycle with APay
For our customers, APay provides access to a service that they may not have had before. They may not have been able to use recruitment services because it was cost prohibitive, and they now have the opportunity to partner with us for specialist support to recruit new team members and grow their business.
People Medical Consulting
People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in: Recruitment of General Practitioners and Document Assistance
It has long been a frustration for small to medium business that the upfront costs of using a recruitment and staffing provider are seen as prohibitive from a cashflow perspective, and limiting them to accessing what may well be the best talent in their field.
Megan Shorter, Managing Director of People Medical Consulting explained that their own attempts to establish a recruit now-pay later system to enable smaller businesses to access their services had not been very successful.
“We were attempting to do it beforehand by providing an extended due date on fees and having clients pay in instalments. It wasn’t being direct debited, people would forget to pay and we would have to follow up forgotten payments.
“It was an incredible amount of administration for our team.”
The APay system, an initiative of APositive Workforce Finance now offers businesses the option of paying permanent recruitment fees in instalments rather than as an up-front fee, enabling many small and medium sized businesses to access professional recruitment services and recruiters get paid upfront.
Megan Shorter explains “The APay system was exactly what we were looking for at that point in time,” she said. “The key benefit for our team is that we are able to get our fee upfront. Beforehand we weren’t getting it for up to six months which, from a cashflow perspective, can be really difficult.
“For our customers, APay provides access to a service that they may not have had before. They may not have been able to use recruitment services because it was cost prohibitive, and they now have the opportunity to partner with us for specialist support to recruit new team members and grow their business.”
Shorter said the APay system now allows them to sign up clients without the burden of an upfront fee for recruitment services and their clients had responded positively and enthusiastically.
“The feedback has been phenomenal,” she said. “Our customers are so happy that they can implement APay, they get a reminder every month and the money just comes out of their bank account.
“I honestly believe that the APay instalment options help us manage our cashflow better and for customers that’s absolutely the case. We have all of these systems to help people manage their money. Being able to pay a large sum of money over a period of time is absolutely fantastic.”