Director slams candidate who'd rather 'sit in the house' than work

Director slams candidate who'd rather 'sit in the house' than work

Recent job reports show that employers have been feeling the pinch, with anxiety over Brexit and economic uncertainty causing wages to remain stubbornly flat.

Inflation is also having a negative impact on recruitment, as workers struggle to find a role which suits their expectations.

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  • Matthew D
    Matthew D
    Fri, 12 Jan 2018 3:40pm GMT
    Pay a living wage and realise people are fed up with employer greed
  • Debbie
    Debbie
    Tue, 19 Dec 2017 12:41pm GMT

    This culture is not new, many years ago I once interviewed a candidate who very honestly and without a hint of sarcasm said that they were only interested in a part-time job with a full-time wage! I replied that when they found this job they should let me know, in the meantime the role that they were being interviewed for did not meet their criteria. At that point they chose to leave the interview.

  • Ken
    Ken
    Tue, 19 Dec 2017 12:19pm GMT
    I've just had 3 candidates in a week turn down an interview after initially agreeing to attend. One just didn't respond to the confirmation and we have been unable to reach her, one emailed an hour before the interview stating she had a bad cold but anyway was on a much higher salary when she told us otherwise the day before and the last one reconfirmed everything yesterday afternoon only for her to email after hours asking for a telephone interview instead and "do the other interview later." I get it's the time of year but we as recruiters go through the process to present suitably qualified candidates only for this to happen. But, saving the best for last...had an interview lined up for someone I had a gut feeling would get offered. Day of interview he got lost but between myself and the hiring manager we got him there, they were impressed with his skillset and offered him the same day. Whilst awaiting confirmation I spoke with the candidate and we discussed a few finer details and I answered all of his questions. I asked him if he was happy as they would probably offer him and he said yes. Offer comes in, he accepts verbally, offer letter goes out and he turns it down late on the Friday with a Monday start. He has no job as we speak...

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