I have an interesting thing that happened to me. One of my employee's put in his notice and left my company. I had started looking around linked in etc. for possible candidates to replace him and had a short list. One of my co-workers mentioned this to a recruiter who promptly sent me a resume of someone I had already identified. This recruiter is now claiming responsibility for this candidate even though we hadn't opened a requisition or even asked for solicitations. This sounds wrong to me but HR is insisting that he had 'first dibs' over my own networking. Has anyone else had this type of experience?