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Learning Change - Practicing People &
People Development
Recruitment, Compensations, Retention, Contracts
Senior Manager-corp Admn

Dear HR Friends,

I pen this down after long period of Frustration and Irritation. I had been in this field for quiet some time of 3 - 4 yrs.

The recruiter spends his effort, time, energy in identifying and finalizing the candidate for the right job. He does this following all the Industrious process that the management devises for him, but at the end of the process, the candidate refuses to join for his own whims and fancy.

This loathsome habit is not practiced by a fresher or uneducated. It is purely by well educated and experienced personnel.I personally feel that this lethargic behavior by candidates is because; their expense in any form is nil. It’s the Employer who buys the product and Recruiters who uses the product is badly affected by this.

To curb this menace, I feel that if the job portals like naukri/monster/timesjobs etc could add “Recruiters Comment” in individual profile, at least it will help other recruiter in reducing their processing time and catch only the one who is really in need of relocation. Also this will help in bringing down the dirty attitude of few mischievous people. Hope every recruiter would accept to this.

I request HR friends to raise voice towards this. So that Job portal team pay attention to this problem and give a suitable solution, else.


From India, Bangalore
Yes Naveen, this has to be taken care.
Even I have come across many such candidates, sometime they dont even respond our call or mail, to inform or to give us the reason, why they dont want to join??
I go along with you Naveen.

From India, Bangalore
well I as a recruiter beleive when u start giving feedback to candidates then only the candidates will respect u.
Think how many candidates u call and take their profiles and do you personally call them . mail them and tell whether they are selected or not, do u care to inform the candidate whether they are selected or not.
No u dont , so most recruiters suffer.

From India, Pune
See if some times candidate may not be able to join for genuine reason so at that time he may be affected.....:(
From India, Bangalore
In that case they can still respond to our call, and give that genuine reason. But candidates dont respond our call. Regds Prabha.
From India, Bangalore
hi Naveen,
thou i am relatively new to the arena of Recruitment, and i donno as to how wud i react - i fthings like that wud keep happening to me, but i wud atill want to comment on Ur issue.........
Naveen, as recruiters, the onus of promoting the Organization to a candidate, is on our shoulders, if the Organization does not have a very strond Branding exercise, we, as recruiters have to ensure that - the candidate does not walk out of the Organization with a bad impression.
The other thing being - it is simple market dynamics Naveen, i am not really sure about the sector U r working in, but if its IT/ITES, things like these are bound to happen, and that is where the challenge lies, rgt?
I mean, if we had everything that would attract talent, if we were Google, our jobs would have been relatively different - so, we will have to face the brunt of recruitment Naveen -take care...........

From India
Dear Naveen

I have around 4+ yrs of experience in Recruitment out of which 3+ yrs is in recruitment consultancy...

I can understand very well the problem you are facing...but you cant help it as this is part of your job....

Always remember that taste of success gets increase by 10 times when it comes after taste of failure....

And if Portals will add column called "comments from recruiters" ....people can do misuse and can harm the career of the candidate, by putting negative comments...For example if I schedule interview of a candidate and he didn't turn up. I might put some negative comment without even knowing the reason of his not reaching for interview, there could by any reason but recruiter always consider it as excuse only....

So to face these issues, you yourself can develop skill of judging the interest level of the candidate, by taking his telephonic round....ask him for why is looking for change...what reason motivates him for look for change...or by any other way....

From Nigeria, Lagos
I understand your frustration however we should also remember that judging the candidates is also the recruiters responsibility....he/she should be able to judge what really makes a candidate join or what is the motivation for accepting a particular offer. I also acknowledge that it is not so easy to judge candidates but that seems to be the only way out.
Nowdays there are a lot of notorious candidates who do this either to get a higher CTC or to negotiate with current employers......
Your views please....

From India, Ulhasnagar
Hi Naveen, This is a true..but do you think management of this sites will come forward to help recruiters..for them candidates are thier products which they are selling. Regds/Rathish

Hi! We also face the same....I think there should be a portal where we can blacklist such candidates.
From India, Raipur

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