What’s the Spookiest Thing About Working in the Staffing Industry?
What scares you? Spiders? Ghouls? Going to dinner with your in-laws? Having to break bad news to a candidate? As great as it can be to work in staffing, the industry can have a scary side as well. We asked staffing professionals to share what scares them. Here’s what they had to say.
Clients can reject candidates for the silliest little reasons. So spooky!—Daria G (Account Support Administrator)
The sheer volume of random strangers you allow into your social media channels, provide your cell phone number, and even personal email address without a blink of an eye. You share a lot of personal information with candidates in order to be transparent and build trust.—Wendy K (Director, Recruiting)
Finding out that your newly placed contractor just got fired or quit.—Sam W (Senior Technical Recruiter)
You realize just how easy it is to have very personal things be found out about you since you search for those types of nuggets about candidates.—Radhika A (Director of Inbound Recruiting)
A candidate found me on Facebook. When I didn’t respond to his messages, he began to use strong & explicit language to let me know exactly what he thought of me.—Sarah C (Technical Recruiter)
Angry candidates who have had bad experiences before. They can take out a lot of frustration on an unwitting recruiter.—Matt B (Director, Information Technology)
The possibility of cold-calling someone who turns out to be extremely rude.—Lindsay S (Technical Recruiter)
Disgruntled employees.—Donald K (Recruiting Manager)
Monsters!!! (The Competition)
Multiple offers to candidates.—Cuma W (Recruiting Director)
Counter-offers to candidates.—Jessica M (Account Coordinator)
Lack of communication from the clients, even though you have candidates in play.—Gary F (Recruiter)
A quality candidate who isn’t answering their phone.—Alleha N (Project Coordinator)
Want more spine-tingling tales? Check out our staffing horror stories from last year.