Notice and Directive to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies
Accenture and its affiliates have an internal recruiting team to fill open roles that are posted to the general public. In certain cases, Accenture may wish to add to its internal team’s capabilities by engaging with external recruiting vendors and employment agencies (“Recruiting Vendors”). Recruiting Vendors are not authorized to send resumes or candidate data or otherwise directly or indirectly contact Accenture employees for the purposes of presenting candidates for employment. The only exception to this directive is for Recruiting Vendors who have an active and Valid Agreement (as defined below) on file with Accenture which has been authorized by Accenture’s recruiting team (“Authorized Recruiting Vendors”). Additionally, Authorized Recruiting Vendors must be specifically invited by Accenture’s recruiting team to assist with searching for and submitting candidates for a specific position.
In compliance with this Directive, and to ensure Recruiting Vendors have authorization to share candidate personal information, Accenture will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than from Authorized Recruiting Vendors that have a Valid Agreement in place with Accenture as stated above. Any unsolicited resumes or other candidate data submitted to Accenture regardless of the means of transmission (email, fax, etc.) shall be considered Accenture’s property. Accenture will not pay any placement or other fees of any kind for any unsolicited resumes or candidate data that is submitted in violation of this Directive. Any unsolicited resumes or other data submitted to Accenture in violation of this Directive may be used by Accenture without obligation to pay any fees of any kind to Recruitment Vendors.
Valid Agreements are defined as being in writing and signed by an authorized designated signatory of Accenture’s Procurement organization. No other Accenture employee or officer (including a hiring manager) is authorized to sign an agreement with a Recruiting Vendor. If a Recruiting Vendor does not have a Valid Agreement, Accenture does not accept liability under any legal theory such as course of conduct, oral agreements, implied contracts, or otherwise based on negotiations with a candidate identified from an unsolicited resume or data in violation of this Directive.