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If you are an independent recruiter or affiliated with a recruitment agency, then working with DraftHire is easy and rewarding. Here is how it works: DraftHire has job requisitions from hundreds of employers. Recruiters can fill these positions and earn a placement fee for each successful hire. Recruiters can register for free, review jobs, and start submitting candidates

Our clients (employers) shortlist or reject candidates. If a candidate you have submitted into the platform is hired, you get paid. Please reference “How do I get paid for successful placements?” to learn more about the payment process. To start submitting candidates, please reference “How do I submit candidates?”

DraftHire is completely free for recruiters.

Clients pay us a platform fee after hiring a new employee submitted by a DraftHire recruiter. DraftHire does not collect fees from recruiters. Placement fees are displayed inside each job requisition on DraftHire.

DraftHire gives you access to hundreds of jobs, most of which are available only to “preferred” vendors. Instead of spending time cold calling, negotiating contracts, getting on vendor lists, and collecting fees, you can spend your time recruiting more candidates by working with DraftHire.

DraftHire offers clients (employers) a 60-day guarantee period. This means that recruiters are paid by DraftHire 60 days after their candidate’s start date. You will receive a check via mail. We will soon offer direct deposit so that your placement fee can be sent electronically to an account of your choice after the guarantee period.

If you are a registered company, we need you to provide us:

  • The name of the legal entity to be paid
  • The applicable EIN or Social Security number and W-9 form


If you are an independent recruiter and do not belong to a registered company, we will need you to:

  • Complete a W-9 and send it to DraftHire. We will issue you an IRS Form 1099 at the end of the year.

Once you have successfully placed a candidate, you may submit your completed W-9 form electronically to evan@drafthire.com or by US Mail:

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Many large, medium-sized enterprises, and small businesses hire using the DraftHire platform. These large enterprises operate in a variety of industries from technology to manufacturing, financial services to retail goods, and more.

While DraftHire primarily focuses on the healthcare industry, we have job requisitions for roles across many industries including: information technology, management consulting, business development and sales, accounting and finance, management, and more. These jobs are “Direct Hire.” Temporary and contract positions are currently unavailable on the DraftHire platform, but it’s coming soon!

We value your privacy and your candidate database. Your candidate profiles are not searchable. Other than the employer to whom you submit a profile, your candidate’s profiles are completely confidential. Privacy and security are of utmost importance to us and we encourage all recruiters and employers alike to read DraftHire’s Privacy Policy.

No. Just as your candidate database in private, so are other users candidate databases. DraftHire does not offer a resume-search database, not even to our clients. We are a full-service, crowd-enabled recruitment service.

Employers want to see candidates that they don’t already have in their database. Candidates who directly applied to a job posted by a client (employer) outside of the DraftHire platform in the preceding 180 days “belong” to the employer, and not to the recruiter.

If the employer hires a candidate that they already were in contact with (in the past 180 days), neither you nor DraftHire will receive credit for this referral and the employer does not owe a placement fee.

  1. If you are the first recruiter to submit a candidate for a job, the candidate “belongs” to you for that particular client (employer) for a period of 180 days (or approximately 6 months). If the employer hires your candidate within that timeframe, you earn the placement fee.
  2. Our system prevents a candidate from being submitted twice to the same employer. In the unlikely event that duplicates do occur, the candidate ownership credit will be given to the recruiter who first submitted the candidate based on a time stamp in our system. DraftHire’s Draft Managers will handle all such cases.

You will still get paid. DraftHire’s agreement with clients (employers) ensures that you will get paid if the client (employer) hires your candidate for another role.

  1. We typically provide a 60 day replacement guarantee to clients (employers). The guarantee period may vary for certain employers. In some rare cases, the guarantee period is 90 days.
  2. If our client believes an employee found on DraftHire is not the best fit during the guarantee period and the candidate’s employment is terminated (voluntarily or due to cause), DraftHire may, at the client’s discretion, replace that candidate. We would ask you to find a replacement.
  3. Payment is subject to the candidate completing the guarantee period. If a candidate leaves before the guarantee period is over and a replacement candidate has not been identified, neither you nor DraftHire will receive the placement fee.

You can’t re-introduce a previously hired candidate for at least 6 months after a placement. This helps an employer avoid candidates who aren’t committed to staying at a new job. This policy ensures DraftHire’s good service to employers.

DraftHire provides visibility in the recruiting process that protects our customers and recruiters from common recruiting disputes. In the rare event that a dispute arises, we act as a neutral mediator to work out a settlement between parties. If mediation is unsuccessful, both parties can enforce the Terms of Service to the fullest extent permitted by law.

You can continue to work with your client directly. DraftHire’s Terms of Service prohibits recruiters from developing new business through DraftHire and parties attempting to violate this policy will be immediately removed from the platform and will be subject to legal recourse.

Once you decide what job(s) you want to work on, you can begin submitting candidates. Candidates can be submitted by using the “create candidate profile” and “submit candidate” feature of the DraftHire platform.

Step 1: Create a candidate profile by clicking the “Create Candidate Profile” button, located in the “For Recruiters” tab in the menu.

Step 2: Fill out the candidate’s information: First Name, Last Name, Email Address, and Phone Number are required. Attach the candidate’s resume and fill out an executive summary.

Step 3: Click the “submit candidate” button, located at the bottom of each job listing in the Jobs section of the DraftHire platform. This will open up the submission form. Answer the pre-screening questions (if any) set up by clients (employers) for a specific job. After you’ve finished filling out the application, click “Submit”.

You can find the status of your candidates on the “Track Candidates” page. This page is visible only when you are logged in as a recruiter.

Candidate status is updated by both clients (employers) and Draft Managers.

You “own” your candidates for 180 days (or approximately 6 months) for a specific job. So, if you submit a candidate to one of our clients and that client hires your candidate within the next 180 days, you will be eligible for a referral reward.

You are encouraged to review the FAQs, as the most common questions can be answered here. You can also contact us by submitting your questions on the Contact Us page. One of our representatives will be able to answer your questions via phone or email.

DraftHire is a technology platform, merely facilitating the hiring process. While you are not a DraftHire employee, you are welcome to mention DraftHire to your candidates.

No. DraftHire does not provide an email or phone number to members of our community, many of whom own and operate their own recruitment businesses.

No. DraftHire does not provide access to a candidate database or sourcing tools.

Whether our recruiting partners are allowed to share open positions on job boards depends on the preference of each individual client (employer). In many cases, our clients choose DraftHire to maintain a certain amount of confidentiality.

If an employer has told us they would not like a specific job to be posted on job boards, we will include that information within the job description.

DraftHire’s placement fees are always around 10% of a positions first year salary. The average placement fee for jobs on DraftHire is currently $8,000.

DraftHire reviews all resumes submitted within 48 hours. We pride ourself on efficiency.

The average response time for the employer to respond once a candidate has been submitted is 2-5 business days.

Whether you will need to include the candidate’s current salary when submitting their resume depends on the preference of each individual client. If the employer would like the candidate’s current salary, that information will be listed in the job description. You can include their current salary in the executive summary.

Yes. If you are qualified for a position you like, you may submit yourself as a candidate. Who knows? You might land yourself a new job and get a nice signing bonus to top it off.