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Indian recruitment consultancies operating in the UK

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by shabak View Post
    Allright I see what u mean - my mistake. But to be honest I had once in my career agency-agency-client but there was no issues just rate was lower at the end. Nevertheless not saying that there is a consultancy in between is also wrong? Finding out that the interview with the client is actually interview with the consultancy is not nice anyway.
    Why?

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  • shabak
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    Originally posted by Lance View Post
    Agency - consultancy - client is not what you wrote though.
    Allright I see what u mean - my mistake. But to be honest I had once in my career agency-agency-client but there was no issues just rate was lower at the end. Nevertheless not saying that there is a consultancy in between is also wrong? Finding out that the interview with the client is actually interview with the consultancy is not nice anyway.

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by shabak View Post
    LOL - I had it 2x. There is one agency->HCL/TCS or other Indian and then the Client. No idea why but it is what it is man. The rates are usually lower and sometimes agents are not telling straight away who is in the middle.
    Agency - consultancy - client is not what you wrote though.

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  • shabak
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    Originally posted by Lance View Post
    Don’t be ridiculous.


    Why would a client engage an Indian agency, to pay consultancy rates?

    And why would a consultancy let an agency dip into their profit margin?
    LOL - I had it 2x. There is one agency->HCL/TCS or other Indian and then the Client. No idea why but it is what it is man. The rates are usually lower and sometimes agents are not telling straight away who is in the middle.

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by shabak View Post
    It seems its now even harder - as many consultancies work like this UK Consultancy->Indian Agency->Client. So you may be tricked and find out at the time of the interview that actually there is still Indian crappy agency that will use your profile to trick the client...
    Don’t be ridiculous.


    Why would a client engage an Indian agency, to pay consultancy rates?

    And why would a consultancy let an agency dip into their profit margin?

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  • shabak
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    It seems its now even harder - as many consultancies work like this UK Consultancy->Indian Agency->Client. So you may be tricked and find out at the time of the interview that actually there is still Indian crappy agency that will use your profile to trick the client...

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  • Stevie Wonder Boy
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    Originally posted by CheeseSlice View Post
    I try to when I can remember the agency name from the list.

    I've encounered about 1/3 of them and they never result in any sort of gig, interview, lead or otherwise.
    They just spam your phone, your email, and try to appear to be based in localities or countries that they aren't actually in.
    They're pushy, impatient, love to haggle agressively and don't want to pay anywhere close to your true worth or the going market rate.
    There are many theories on here about what they really do with the information they glean, but whatever this is it doesn't seem to be for the purpose of finding 'you' a new contract.
    Fact.

    I actively block them on my phone and ignore all e-mails.

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  • perplexed
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    Originally posted by CheeseSlice View Post
    I try to when I can remember the agency name from the list.

    I've encounered about 1/3 of them and they never result in any sort of gig, interview, lead or otherwise.
    They just spam your phone, your email, and try to appear to be based in localities or countries that they aren't actually in.
    They're pushy, impatient, love to haggle agressively and don't want to pay anywhere close to your true worth or the going market rate.
    There are many theories on here about what they really do with the information they glean, but whatever this is it doesn't seem to be for the purpose of finding 'you' a new contract.
    At a guess, data analysis of skills, contract / salary expectations so they can then advise clients to pay far below that as they can provide Indian skilled IT staff at a fraction of the cost of evil Brits...

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  • Andy2
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    Originally posted by hgllgh View Post
    Are you all actively ignoring these agencies?
    you will not go anywhere with these. You will be lucky to get an interview and if you do they will cancel and reschedule several times. Even if interview goes well with the client you will not hear back from them. Maybe its all a ruse to bring someone on tier 2 visa.

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  • CheeseSlice
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    Originally posted by hgllgh View Post
    Are you all actively ignoring these agencies?
    I try to when I can remember the agency name from the list.

    I've encounered about 1/3 of them and they never result in any sort of gig, interview, lead or otherwise.
    They just spam your phone, your email, and try to appear to be based in localities or countries that they aren't actually in.
    They're pushy, impatient, love to haggle agressively and don't want to pay anywhere close to your true worth or the going market rate.
    There are many theories on here about what they really do with the information they glean, but whatever this is it doesn't seem to be for the purpose of finding 'you' a new contract.

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