Success is a driving factor for most of us no matter what industry or market we work in. Several recent in-depth conversations with some of my clients got me thinking about at what cost people would be willing to let their business ethics and personal integrity be jeopardized? I’m guessing that most of you reading this are pretty sure that you would not be willing to sacrifice your reputation to make a buck or receive some sort of recognition but until you are faced with the dilemma, can you be sure?
Would you take the high road if you saw nothing but dollar signs to cut corners despite the negative impact on your client? Would it matter to you if it were a one-time sale or a long-term relationship? This incentive could be financial or it could be your boss giving you a pat on the back, or maybe it’s that quarterly/yearly goal to have your name in the spotlight or even keep your job.
In my conversations with my clients, they disclosed several issues they face or have faced with other staffing firm. These practices (far from best practices) include firms placing candidates in one department but then pulling candidates from another department for other companies; and delay tactics of holding a contractor just over a guarantee period so they won’t legally owe their client a refund (reimbursement) even though they know the candidate isn’t going to work out. Most recently, I’ve witnessed another staffing firm claim a candidate that was submitted by one of our recruiters. The candidate was not even familiar with the other staffing firm.
At UDig, we bring our A-game and work by our guiding principles each and every day. We deliver solutions to our clients in an upfront and honest manner after pre-screening and spending time understanding both our client’s and candidate’s needs/wants making sure we have a good fit. We don’t fill every position but we do put in our best and honest effort every time.
Even if UDig isn’t your choice, do your research. Your staffing firm should be an extension of you – they are representing you. They shouldn’t be throwing resumes at a job to see if one will stick but they should be doing the upfront screening and providing you with the best candidates in an honest way.