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The "Trick-or-Treater"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ellen Cheong Nov 7, 2011. 6 Replies

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

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Stephanie replied to Tim Spagnola's discussion 'Question of the Day: From first contact to offer acceptance, what is the quickest placement you've been involved with?'
"3 days: 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"
Feb 16, 2012
Stephanie replied to Sandra McCartt's discussion 'Gender Specific Position Question.'
"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…"
Feb 1, 2012
Stephanie commented on Tina Guth's blog post 'Recruiting Stars - What's the Reality?'
"I really enjoyed your article, especially since I'm in recruiting and my husband owns a pawn shop (and his favorite TV show is Pawn Stars of course!)"
Jan 30, 2012
Stephanie commented on Steve Williams's blog post 'I see dead people...................'
"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…"
Jan 23, 2012
Stephanie replied to Sandra McCartt's discussion 'CAVEAT EMPTOR'
"@ 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…"
Dec 16, 2011
Stephanie replied to Sandra McCartt's discussion 'CAVEAT EMPTOR'
"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…"
Dec 16, 2011
Stephanie commented on Amos's blog post 'Why Counter Offers Are Good (except for headhunters)'
"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…"
Nov 18, 2011
Stephanie commented on Amos's blog post 'Why Counter Offers Are Good (except for headhunters)'
"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,…"
Nov 18, 2011
Stephanie commented on Amos's blog post 'Why Counter Offers Are Good (except for headhunters)'
"@ 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…"
Nov 18, 2011
Stephanie commented on Amos's blog post 'Why Counter Offers Are Good (except for headhunters)'
"@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…"
Nov 18, 2011
Stephanie commented on Amos's blog post 'Why Counter Offers Are Good (except for headhunters)'
"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…"
Nov 17, 2011
Stephanie commented on Amos's blog post 'Why Counter Offers Are Good (except for headhunters)'
"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,…"
Nov 17, 2011
Ellen Cheong replied to Stephanie's discussion 'The "Trick-or-Treater"'
"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…"
Nov 7, 2011
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion 'The "Trick-or-Treater"'
"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…"
Nov 6, 2011
Ellen Cheong replied to Stephanie's discussion 'The "Trick-or-Treater"'
"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…"
Nov 5, 2011
Stephanie replied to Todd Vician's discussion 'The return of the living dead (candidate)'
"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: Dear Candidate, Herewith I want to extend my congratulations with your…"
Nov 5, 2011

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