Practices in the Recruitment Industry
The corporate sector
in India has been changing with times. It has become more technology
driven. Cost cutting has become the mantra of all industries. Downsizing
has become a kind of a norm to stabilize things. Mergers & acquisitions
have become very common. But we also see a lot of corrupt practices
within the corporate sector.
It is less compared
to the Government sector in our country, but corruption has co-existed
along with the good things in the Private Sector also. Being from
the recruitment industry, I would like to share some of the corrupt
practices which are taking place here. These are experiences shared
by my recruiter and consultant friends.
We would like to
educate people and eradicate the corrupt practices which are taking
place in the industry.
share requirements with consultancies and get profiles
from them. When the candidate is selected through the consultancy,
they donít inform them so that they donít have to pay for
the consultancy invoices.
- Recruiters are paid money
by consultancies to close on the profiles provided by
them to meet their requirements. The consultancies are also
to blame because they encourage such activity to get more
- The consultancies are
taking money from the candidates by providing them with
assurances of a job in a good company. They take a good amount
of money. This is happening more with freshers passing out
- Lots of consultancies
are providing fake experience certificates and relieving
letters so that the candidate gets better opportunities with
less or no experience.
- The candidates
who come with recommendations sometimes do not clear the
aptitude or technical test. In these cases, the recruiters
provide answer sheets to these recommended candidates so that
they can clear these tests. There are also cases where the
recruiter takes the tests for these candidates.
- Recruiters also sometimes
share the aptitude or technical test papers with candidates
before they come for the interview. The recommended candidates
are taken to their favorite panel members so that the candidates
are selected. Everyone gets a share of the money.
- Recruiters sometimes take
the technical panel members into confidence so that their
candidates get selected easily. Birds of a feather, flock
- Recruiters often
resort to favouritism if the candidate is from their own city or
state. The regionalism factor does exist. If the candidate is
beautiful or handsome, the chances of them getting picked is brighter
by the opposite sex. Recruiters are also human.
- Recruiters along with their
HR team form groups and indulge in such corrupt practices.
We need to stay away
from these corrupt practices if we want to build a better society
in the future. The same is expected from the Corporate Industry.
With no corruption, we can expect to improve the quality and earn
higher profits for the industry.
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Writer: Pankaj Sinha, working as an HR Executive
for R Systems International Ltd in Chennai since 2 years. I am also
a published author of the book 'Call Center & Recruitment Manual'
by Bright Publications. [email protected]