Hi, former recruiter here. I hope you find your job soon. Good points there.
Yes the employers can get ridiculous. Want a perfect match but budget is below market rate.
It is like you want to buy a Ferrari for the price of a Toyota. Some try to buy a spec a BMW but the reporting manager is a Toyota Corona. Cannot outshine the boss but want a outstanding candidate.
Many HR also don’t know what they are doing. The specs given out are wrong.
Not really HR fault too as they got reduced headcount and HR got to multitask. Singapore’s hiring and HR is crazy now.
Worse thing is the hiring managers are getting snobbish. Many of them have no respect for both the recruiters and the candidates.
You send in the candidates, they drag for a week or two then see the CV.
Some don’t even give you feedback. In the meantime you have to hold the candidates.
interview they take another 1 month to finalize. By the time the whole process ends, it is 2 months or so. You think someone good and searching is going to wait 2 months for you?
And for recruiters, as long as you are not paying a retainer, we have to find our own money.
We will close the candidate to the higher bidder with the best job fit and offers first.
You pay 60 days after the candidate start work, 2 months + 2 months, you want the recruiter to do free work for you for 4 months before getting paid, and it is not even confirm will get paid. This is the real market…
You get what you pay for. Now you know why the market is so messy with so many lousy recruiters with no loyalty?
Because employers themselves have no respect or integrity. How many of you suka suka activate a search then freeze headcount, promote internal, or just to collect market information for yourself for free?
Please ok, we are also humans and we work for rewards.
By the way, the civil service also. You want good people but you offer first year contract.
Those with families or stable career and good, who the hell wants to take a 1 year contract with you?! Now you know why you getting so many who cannot find job elsewhere?
Ok enough ranting.
I am now in HR. MOM better do something.
The hiring and HR culture in Singapore is really horrid.
Turnover is high not only because people got no loyalty or picky.
Your bosses and managers have no loyalty to the staff, so how do you expect any from them?
And the bosses can be so crap and treat people like sh**!
Don’t just blame the workers, take a hard long look at the bosses too!
Editor’s note: This article was taken from a comment by Patty for the article “Former recruitor regrets quitting…”Number of View: 2089