While I certainly understand and appreciate the need for recruitment agencies and have dealt with many good ones over the years, I cannot stand the seemingly hundreds of dodgy ones. These are the ones that ring plague me every other day and that don’t take no for an answer.
But the dodgy ones definitely all have one big attribute in common: they send unsolicited CVs with (and here’s an example from this morning that had four CVs) some attempt at legal binding in the footer:
The acceptance of C.V’s, interviewing or engagement by your organisation of a candidate introduced by A.N. Other Recruitment Ltd is an acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.
Excuse me? An extract from my response:
1234 We absolutely do not accept in any way or form any ofyour terms and conditions. If you choose to email CVs tous prior to any engagement or agreement, that is entirelyat your discretion and how we use them is at ours.
When dealing with other people while representing my company, I generally try to be a nice and polite person but it irks me no end when I am sent unsolicited CVs with some assumption of binding to the senders T&Cs.
Recruiters take note – if I want your services I’ll deal with the many good ones as I have in the past and will never deal with unsolicited invitations. If you’re in my industry and that good, word will get to me or I’ll find you myself.