A few months ago I head-hunted a Sr Engineering Manager for a client. He was invited for his first interview and all went well. A few days later the HR Manager called me and asked for my candidate's…Continue
day1: sent pre-qualified candidate's resume to client and arranged interview for the following morning
day2: client liked what he saw and presented an offer that afternoon
day3: candidate accepted offer"
"I don't know your laws - in South Africa is is not only excepted but expected that you advertise you need for example a black female engineer (Black Economic Empowerment laws which give companies bonus points towards tax relieve if they employ…"
"We see this VERY often in South Africa and call it CV-pushing. I have overcome this problem by attaching a signed declaration by the candidate to each CV I submit basically stating that I am the ONLY recruiter who interviewed/informed them about the…"
"@ Sandra - I don't know an English saying that describes is as well as the Afrikaans one I grew up with ("Honesty is the best policy" just doesn't say it all) but roughly translated is says: "No matter how fast or far a lie…"
"To all phony, lying and "not hurting anyone" recruiters out there: Your property, business, job, money, belongings, family, friends, health etc. can be lost, stolen, destroyed, or repossessed by other people or institutions…"
"As long as she's open and honest with both recruiters, informing them that she is also pursuing another job with another recruiter. Then the recruiters will also be able inform their clients in advance and they will be prepared for…"
"Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live. - Franklin D Roosevelt
To me all choices in life should be guided by your value system,…"
"@ Amos. I'm a headhunter too, but whether headhunter or recruiter I just can't condone unethical practice. I believe that everything in life is a choice. You choose to be happy, disgruntled or accepting things as they are. I would have…"
"@Amos- I don't know you or your occupation, but you sure as hell can't be a recruiter! You are actually condoning, no encouraging!, Nickey and alike to act unethically, to blindside clients for their own self-interest. I…"
"In my opinion it IS selfish - she stepped on who knows how many people for personal gain because she didn't have the guts to approach her employer again. Maybe you think blackmail (because that is what she did to her current employer) is…"
"If I can put my 2 cents in Amos, I think doing what Nicky did is selfish. She never took the other people in this process into consideration. She used a lot of people to get her own way!
1. Most recruiters work on a commission only basis,…"
"Hi Stephanie, in my years of recruitment experience, I see many of them do not have the intention to lie in the first place. They just do not know the implication or consequence of their non disclosure. It is up to us recruiters (as the first gate…"
"Hi Ellen, unfortunately candidates sometimes lie out of desperation and then there is the agencies that does CV pushing - sending CV's without the knowledge or permission of the candidate in hopes of a hit. With my Application Form…"
"Thanks Stephanie! With our trusting hearts, we tend to believe first and get upset later if someone does not abide by ethics. Although I'm new to this search business, I have crafted my own questions to find out if a candidate has applied to…"
"Being fed up with candidates declining excellent/better than expected offers I wrote this template in my best English (quite a feat as Afrikaans speaking) that I email to them:
Herewith I want to extend my congratulations with your…"
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