Candidate fired after recruiter tells boss they were job hunting

Candidate fired after recruiter tells boss they were job hunting

What’s the worst thing a recruiter can do? Humiliate their candidate? Put forward candidates they know aren’t good enough for the job? Lose data on their candidates?

With so much responsibility on helping jobseekers find employment, it’s often that the biggest mistakes can hurt the very people recruiters are trying to help.

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  • Steven Hemsley
    Steven Hemsley
    Wed, 1 Nov 2017 11:21am GMT
    About a dozen years ago, I had a potential employer (actually no less than the NHS) ask my current boss for a reference, *before* I had even attended the interview! And I didn’t even get that job in the end anyway. Fortunately, another opportunity came along soon afterwards.

    I wondered at the time if this was even legal. Maybe it was back then, but with the mass, online job-hunting that some recruiters appear to go for these days, there definitely needs to be some clear procedures and policies for dealing with the scenario of a candidate's career being potentially derailed by a scattergun approach.

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