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Dishonest Recruiters Will Be Your Downfall

Dishonest Recruiters Will Be Your Downfall

by Frank Roche on July 7, 2009

in Recruiting

I’ve had several discussions lately about dishonest and unethical recruiters. There’s something about this rotten economy that’s turned some people into the HR equivalent of Junior Samples and his used car lot. Here are Five Things Dishonest Recruiters Need to Know:

  1. You can’t make offers to two people at the same time, push candidates to sign immediately, then rescind the offer to the one who didn’t react to the snap of your fingers.
  2. Just because the economy is bad is no excuse to take advantage of people and lowball an offer. What you buy is resentment.
  3. I know you’re hungry and scared, but doing the right thing doesn’t go out the window along with your 401(k) balance.
  4. It’s unacceptable to not get back to candidates promptly. They’re often out of jobs and really scared.
  5. If you’re not filling every single job with the best candidate for the job, you’re doing it wrong. Warm Body Recruiting is horrible in good times; in bad times it’s a disaster.

I know there are a lot of really great and ethical recruiters out there. What do those of you who do recruiting the right way have to say to the greasy, dishonest ones who besmirch the profession?

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