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We are a website designing company. Recently we have offered a job to a candidate for Sr. SEO Expert(Search Engine Optimizer. After mutual decision we have given him a joining date. But the day of joining he informed us that he won't be able to join on that day because his mother was not well, and requested us to change the joining date. We considered his request and given him a new joining date, but he did not turned up on that day too. When our HR Department tried to contact him, firstly, he said that he will be late for half an hour for the same reason, again he said he will be joining at 1.30 of the same day, but he did not turned up. After few day he again call us and said that he is very sorry for his behavior and he wants to join our company, but we told him that we can not hire such candidate in our organisation who can not stick on his words. So he threaten us that he will something to our company's website that we will never be able to overcome it.

So now i am seeking some advice from our senior, can we blacklist any candidate's CV? If yes then how?

From India, Kolkata
If you are a NASSCOM member, you can ask them to blacklist him In any case, you should file a police complain against him for threatening you on the above matter.
From India, Mumbai
Thanks for your precious advice. Well i am not a NASSCOM member, and we have recorded the conversation in which he is threatening us. If anything happens to our website we will definitely take legal action against him. But, i wanted to blacklist this candidate who can threaten the HR of a company for not appointing him, so if you can help me out with any other options..

From India, Kolkata
What exactly do you mean by blacklisting ?
There is no national database, etc. how will you blacklist ?
NASSCOM has a database for its members and the members refer to it to know about employees who have worked with other software companies. It is also a means to prevent falsification of experience in large software companies.
For the police complain, you need not wait till your website is hacked. You can file a complain with the cyber crimes division on the basis of the threat. They will take action. Incidentally, it will appear in his police records

From India, Mumbai
Hello Sweta,
As you told that you are working in web designer company, company does not have server administrator ?
even you needs to think on your security system even for future prospective
If anybody does any thing with your Website than it will cover under cyber crime so do not worry as of now.
One Famous quote in HINDI

From India, Pune
Hello Sweta,
Like Saswatabanerjee mentioned, you can file a criminal complaint with the evidence you already have.
However, I suggest you go one step ahead & do it right away, rather than waiting for him to try something funny & then responding.
Since a SEO can literally play around with the websites [having handled them earlier, I know how easy it is for them--except that they MISUSE their technical knowledge], it's wise to PREEMPT the situation rather than wait for it to happen & then act [and facing embarassing situations with your clients in the in the intervening period].
Going by what you mentioned, looks like he was trying to use YOUR OFFER to leverage with other companies & failed--that's when he tried to return to you.
Your focus should be NOT on teaching this guy a lesson BUT to SAFEGUARD your company's interest--since such guys will anyway get hit irrespective of what you do or don't. Why bother about him, now that you don't want to hire him?
All the Best.

From India, Hyderabad
No need to worry, even being an SEO he can not harm your site until unless he has the credentials of your website. To harm your site, he need to be a Hacker.
However, if he threatens you again then tell him that you have already filled a complain against him to the cyber crime team.

From India, Lucknow
Hello Sweta

You dont need to worry. He cant doing anything to your site. He is just an SEO.

But as you said that you guys are web-designer organisation, you must have people who understand security. Just inform them about this incident and ask them to monitor any suspicious activities for next few months.

To answer your other question, You have all the rights to blacklist the candidate for any future employment in your organisation. You just need to find a mechanism in which you will uniquely identify him in coming years (PAN number check or other credentials)

Make sure that you are following basic practices such as sending him an email explaining him why you have taking back his offer. Do mention all the incidence along with date & time.

As TS rightly said, dont bother about going ahead and blacklisting him with other organisations, such system is not in place but is expected in few years

And do feel good that such candidate is not joining your firm as he could have been a big trouble in future. :-)

All the best


From India, Mumbai
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