"C***s” and “liars': Candidate threatens recruiters with violence

Guiding and counselling frustrated candidates is one of the less publicised jobs that recruiters perform every day, acting as the rocks that jobseekers lean on. However, most won’t expect to be abused for their troubles.

Yet, that is exactly what happened when an out-of-work candidate repeatedly called a recruitment firm and abused staff, letting his jobseeking woes get the better of him.

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  • Sue
    Mon, 2 Oct 2017 3:25pm BST
    25 years in recruitment and I'd say the last 5 years, threats and abuse from candidates is something that seems to be on the rise. I've been followed to my car, received voicemails threatening rape and then there's the few who call / email and are totally obnoxious and verbally aggressive from day one and can't understand why you don't want to find them work. Fortunately this is tempered by the majority of candidates who are a pleasure to work with.
  • Anonymous
    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 1:36pm BST
    I have many stories of similar instances including stuff a lot more serious! I also work in Technical recruitment - not an area you would expect this to happen in I'm sure!
  • Craig
    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 1:01pm BST
    Welcome to the world of temporary construction recruitment in Birmingham. This happens weekly, if not daily!

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