Toyjobs Files Suit Against A-Ha Toys
Toy industry recruiter Toyjobs has filed suit in the Superior Court of New Jersey against A-Ha Toys, Inc. and its president Ivars Sondors. The complaint lists breach of contract, unjust enrichment, fraud and various other allegations.
Toyjobs president Tom Keoughan stated “Every four or five years we have a situation where a company contracts with us to find employees for them and they tell us that they aren’t interested in any of our candidates. That is, of course, their prerogative. The problem arises if they then go behind our backs and hire our candidates without telling us or compensating us for our services”.
Keoughan further states “I don’t know what people who do this are thinking. We’re out in the toy marketplace every day and we are going to find out about it. We are certainly going to demand payment and go about collecting it to the best of our ability. Filing suit is a time consuming and potentially costly undertaking that Toyjobs would not pursue unless we were absolutely confident of our position. In twenty-seven years of doing business, we have never lost a case of this type.”
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Tom entered the recruiting business immediately after finishing at Drew University where he double majored in Economics and Sociology. He is the Founder and President of Toyjobs which have been the dominant toy recruiters since 1981.
He regularly fills senior and mid-level toy jobs in sales, marketing, product development and operations. No toy recruiters fill more toy jobs than Toyjobs. In 1996, Tom was admitted to The Pinnacle Society, a prestigious organization limited to 75 of the top independent executive recruiters in the country. He continues to be an active member and has twice served on the organization's board. From 2011 to 2014, he served as the Pinnacle Society's Treasurer. He has also served on the Advisory board of Women in Toys, an organization promoting professionalism and career development for women in the toy industry.
Toyjobs is the only recruiting firm to be a member of the Toy Industry Association (TIA). Tom has written numerous articles on the toy industry, recruiting and employment issues and has been featured in a variety of publications including The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times and The Fordyce Letter. He is also the author and publisher of Toyjobs Executive Monthly, a highly regarded and widely read industry newsletter. Tom speaks frequently within his own industry on such topics as: becoming a better recruiter and recruiting ethics.