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Nexus between company HR's and Job consultants[India]

 
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Many a times the HR folks of some companies prefer to go via the Job consultant route rather than looking for the required candidate through internal referral mode and from the internal database(though it might be flooded with resumes)..This makes me believe that there is some sort of underhand dealing between the HR coterie and the consultants..In case if the company recruits the folks directly or through referalls then it may not be possible for HR folks to get a share in the deal..Hence they usually prefer to go with the consultants who give them a very good commision....
I checked this with one of my HR friends...She accepted this very reluctantly..

But not all companies follow this,but given a free hand in the recruitement process some company HR's tend to do this...How far do you think this is widely prevalent..?
 
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Goodness Gracious!!!
3 years back i heard this nexus for the first time and its higly highly privalent in the industry
 
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The employees themselves refer candidates in exchange for an incentive. As long as competent people are recruited I dont have a problem with it.
[ January 01, 2007: Message edited by: John Meyers ]
 
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I'm not sure I understand what you're saying, but I have never had a recruiter offer me a kickback, nor do I know of any recruiters who do.

I do know of many companies, large and small, which offer employees a bonus (usually four figures) for candidates they refer who are hired (hiring managers and HR are usually excluded from this benefit).

I also know that most employees aren't interchangable widgets, such that at most companies there aren't always internal candidates who are qualified for the job.

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I will add my own experience here. In one of my previous company I refered one of my friend having good expertise in some specific field. After two or three month I got a call from my friend saying that he has been selected and currently going onsite. Now I don't not got any feedback from HR on the same. When I enquired about this, the HR told me that they had hired the guy through a consultant and not through the referal as my friend's resume was not there in the company's database. When I gone into more details I found that the HR person to whom I have sent my friend's resume, had forwarded the it to some consultant and made money out of it. I conform the same with other couple of other guys in the HR department. I therefore lodge a complaint with senior management and on investigation it was revealed that the HR guys are doing this kind of thing for a long time.

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Yes this happens a lot (i speak from my experience in Indian IT industry, do not know about elsewhere), i have numerous examples which confirm this trend - at least 3 where i am sure of the facts. The sad part is that it now seem to be more of a norm than an exception and the best people aren't necessarily being hired for the job, at least not through employee referrals.
 
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I will add my own experience here. In one of my previous company I refered one of my friend having good expertise in some specific field. After two or three month I got a call from my friend saying that he has been selected and currently going onsite. Now I don't not got any feedback from HR on the same. When I enquired about this, the HR told me that they had hired the guy through a consultant and not through the referal as my friend's resume was not there in the company's database. When I gone into more details I found that the HR person to whom I have sent my friend's resume, had forwarded the it to some consultant and made money out of it. I conform the same with other couple of other guys in the HR department. I therefore lodge a complaint with senior management and on investigation it was revealed that the HR guys are doing this kind of thing for a long time.



This is the height of greediness...What happened to the HR after he was exposed..?Was any action taken on him...?
 
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Hi Rambo,

The guy was fired. But I heard that he had already made quite handsome money by doing so as there was a resource shortage for that period.

The said part of this story is, I was also hired by the same HR guy and shared quite a good relationship with him.

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