Recruiters – A Necessary Evil?Locked
My experience with recruitment companies have been mixed. In my experience I have only met two recruiters who have acted professionally and have been value for money. I have seen both sides, both as a candidate and as a client. As a candidate I have been told to “embelish” my CV in areas I have no experience in (I don’t know where this would have got me in the interview). I instantly reject these types and have had the opportunity to let the agencies know what I thought of their practices when they came touting for business when I was in IT management.
They cut their own throats.
I have wasted so much of my time with replying to what I suspect were cv harvesting campaigns. Equally, I have wasted so much of my time interviewing candidates who have obviously “embellished” their CV’s.
Recruiters get a very high commission for the work they do, or rather, don’t do. Most HR departments that I have experience with, at my previous employers, don’t seem to have any idea how they are being ripped off, or indead how to check the credentials of recruiters.
What value is there in the recruiter?
Are they a necessary evil in todays WWWorld?