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  •  these arent the final companies (4+ / 0-)
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    Uncle Moji, maryabein, duhban, Laconic Lib

    These are all headhunter/staffing firms. There are hundreds of them.  ALL these headhunters are angling at the same contracts. The arguably sensible idea is that if you give your name ti Recruiter A, then recruiter A will argue on your behalf for Job Z.  If Recruiter B, C, D, and E also have your resume, the actual hiring department is overwhelmed.

    This doesn't stop you using recruiter B for Job Y, and C for Job X and so on

    We have no desire to offend you -- unless you are a twit!

    by ScrewySquirrel on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 12:04:55 PM PDT

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    •  I have been used to contracting (0+ / 0-)

      with a headhunter to find candidates for a particular position.  We sign a contract with them, they find candidates and we review.  

      So are you suggesting that if I fail Recruiter A because he or she gives me no useful pool of candidates that Recruiter B may show up with the same pool of candidates if they don't have exclusivity contracts with the employees?  

      If I saw the same unacceptable names pop up on both pools I would assume neither recruiter has done a good job in vetting their pools for appropriateness for my job(s), and fire them both.

      Honestly, as the hiring entity, I want qualified candidates, I don't care how I get them, as long as I don't have to waste the time searching or unless I am engaged in a confidential search.

      So, while I understand how this works for recruiters, I am still not as sanguine about how this works for candidates or for employers.  But maybe I am just missing some nuance.  Thanks for your time.

      "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of the United States of America -9.75 -6.87

      by Uncle Moji on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 12:21:01 PM PDT

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      •  not quite (1+ / 0-)
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        Government contracts cannot sign exclusivity agreements with just your staffing firm,  They have to be open to everyone.  And so EVERYONE tries to get an angle on it.

        So, to avoid 'person A gets submitted by 20 different companies to this government contract position'  (repeat 300 times for each applicant!), you say 'for this contract, I will have you advocate for me,l and won't also submit my name for this same conbtract wih any other recruiter'

        It happens as well in private sectors if a company gives a position opening to several recruiters, but government contracts in particular are SWAMPED with this because they can't limit who can do the headhunting for them.

        We have no desire to offend you -- unless you are a twit!

        by ScrewySquirrel on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 01:18:20 PM PDT

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