Interviewer collecting information about organisations to head hunt - CiteHR
Manager - Hr
P Bajaj
With Training Organisation, Essentially Into
Viral Shah
Hr Executive
Sr Manager Recruitments
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Dear All,Be Careful!!

What was happened with me – the same may be repeated with anybody at the time of interview!! So be careful while giving interview!!

I am working with telecom based origination. I had received a call from Manager HR of another telecom based organization regarding interview for the senior level position. I qualified all three rounds taken by their seniors then I had left with final round with their CEO. After he interview CEO asked me about each and every thing of my company like ; who is doing recruitment / generic / project / inventory / commercial work and also about contact numbers of my seniors for verification after selection. After a long discussion he told me that he will call me tomorrow and for further schedule.

But I didn’t receive any call form him. After few days my Sr. Executive – HR has resigned. After one week Dy. Manager Projects, 6 technicians and 4 Jr. Engineers has resigned from the organization. I was wondered!!, after a deep verification I came to know that they all joined the same organization where I had interviewed.

It was shock able for me that how diplomatic they (where I interviewed) are. They interviewed me and collecting the information of my organization and break my employees. It was so sad!! Even senior level employees and CEO of that organization were cheap!!

From this I learnt a lesson that never tell any interviewer any references before selection

I want your suggestion and comments regarding the same!!



Hope you know ..It`s called Headhunting. You are head huntered by competitor company. Mostly companies do these kind of job
Good companies take the reference no and talk to that concerned person in front of the interviewee. When the interviewer fails to do so, your antenaee should be on alert...
Another way to dodge this question is,
I don't mind giving the numbers of my colleagues, if you can assure me the job for which I have applied is mine:-P

Thanks "GlobalHunt" and thanks to Sugam!!

For "Headhunting": As per you it is ok as per HR view and i am agree with the same but think about CEO of that company- he is also involve in this.. what about him.. i would like to have your comment..

For Sugam: I am satisfy with your statement but that was my final round with CEO that’s why I haven’t doubt any more..

I am waiting for more professional suggestions

Hi guys,

This is seriously an intresting case.....I thank you pankaj for sharing this...... As a HR i do belive politics is a part of competition and politics dont have morals....its all about smartness.....i dont blame the new company for the trick they have used bcuase they are working towards their requirements.......

we also indulge in pity politics in our life for certain small issues.....but for a company this is a small issue because it helped in their cost cutting sorry for you though.....i can understand how much it can hurt a person........we have to take it as professionals and proceed.......

i wd nt suggest you to join the same company....but definitely wd suggest you to stay positive.....if u r working in the old company i belive u r a sr. employee of the company take this as an oppurtunity and work towards ur career....its just a suggestion.....

any sugeestions regarding this case i will be keen to know.....

wishing u all the best....


guys i would also like to remind about latest example of using others skill.....
have u come across the recent add regarding airtel DTH where they increased the curiosity of the public by showing a 10 sec commericial.
a sofa drops in with a tag line "see you at home soon."
reliance big tv has used it to its advantage by staging another add of the same for their marketing is also 10 sec ad with same tag line minus "soon" in it...
a sofa is talks about big tv and states "see you at home".
its professional politics

Dear Kranthi Kumar,

Thanks for your valuable suggestions.

Right now I haven’t switch my job only because that was my responsibility to stand the company back after attrition. Well, this was a lesson for me and it is proved that “HR is every day learning process”

Hello Chandan,
So you were cheated and felt bad. You have every right to be. If this is HR, it is certainly cheap. I thought HR was about transparency ,sincerity, moral reponsibility and etc.etc. Maybe I am old fashioned. Anyway you have done the right thing by continuing in the same company.

everything is fair in love and war. that’s the concept CEO has followed. No need to worry so much about it and keep on trying but don’t do the mistake again. ok have anice day anand
In order to gain short term profit company use these immoral and unethical practices...
everybody is after money.. but here comes the responsibility of HR. nice to hear that u understood your responsibility at the time of exigency..

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