Notice to recruiters and staffing agencies

ESAD and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“ESADoggy”) have an external recruiting department. ESAD may supplement that capability from time to time with assistance from temporary staffing agencies, placement services, and professional recruiters (“Agency”). Agencies are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact ESAD employees directly in an attempt to present candidates – ESADoggy’s recruiting team or other authorized ESAD personnel must present ALL candidates to hiring managers.

To protect the interests of all parties, ESAD will not accept unsolicited resumes. Any unsolicited resumes sent to ESAD, including unsolicited resumes sent to a ESAD mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to ESAD employees, or to ESAD’s resume database will be considered ESAD property. ESAD will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. ESAD will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees.

Agency must obtain advance written approval from ESAD’s recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. ESAD will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place.

Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by an officer of ESAD or his or her designee. No other ESAD employee is authorized to bind ESAD to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies. ESAD hereby specifically rejects, and denies any liability under, any agreement purporting to be accepted based on negative consent, negotiation with a candidate, performance, or any means other than the signature of a ESAD officer.