A retained firm is working a position for your company. Your company gives that firm a name to connect with regarding that position. Do you pay the same fees on that candidate?
How do you construct your agreements with retained firms to account for referrals from your company that get placed at your company? What are best practices for this?
Obviously, if you are a corporate recruiter worth your salt, there are things you can do to prevent this. However, it still will happen that your hiring manager will go to the firm before you. So what do you do?