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Indian recruitment consultancies operating in the UK

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  • shabak
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    They also pretend to be from UK by having western names etc - and then during interview some dude on very low quality line is calling and asking u stuff with broken English There is no way they will get you any job at all - so talking to them is just waste of time (it takes at least 30 secs to hear what they want to say , so its 30 secs u wont ever recover from being lost...)

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  • perplexed
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    "Hi, my name is XXX from a recruitment company..."

    Think they are starting to realise we're onto them. He didn't like it when I pointed out I refuse to talk to someone unwilling to give me their company name.

    Gig in Glasgow, btw.

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  • Eirikur
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    Originally posted by CheeseSlice View Post
    Has anyone seen this before? VOIP with UK mobile number?

    Indian lady from Bluepace called today from a UK mobile number. Line very faint. Left a voicemail and later an email too.

    The voicemail gave her mobile number to call back on omitting the leading zero. Bit of a giveaway.

    The email didn't have a phone number in the signature

    Looked up her name on Google and its unique.
    She's a recruiter for a few organisations and location is Pune, India.
    On LinkedIn it is UK (obviously).
    Yes it is what all Indian recruitment agencies use. I contracted for a company that sells those numbers. You can choose a landline number from any UK town or city or a mobile number.

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  • CheeseSlice
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    Has anyone seen this before? VOIP with UK mobile number?

    Indian lady from Bluepace called today from a UK mobile number. Line very faint. Left a voicemail and later an email too.

    The voicemail gave her mobile number to call back on omitting the leading zero. Bit of a giveaway.

    The email didn't have a phone number in the signature

    Looked up her name on Google and its unique.
    She's a recruiter for a few organisations and location is Pune, India.
    On LinkedIn it is UK (obviously).

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  • BigDataPro
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    Another one

    valuelabs

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  • CheeseSlice
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    I guess that explains why the recruiters are trying to 'complete' on CVs that are a poor match for the role, but have rates that are within the desired range.
    If they're motivated and paid only for the number of CVs with lowball rates they can harvest, that would be one explanation for their pushy behaviour.

    Compare this with real agency behaviour and motivations. They don't put anyone forward for the role if they don't have a reasonable chance of winning the gig. They will even put forward exceptional candidates at a higher rate to get the client to re-consider their budget. Good contractors with staying potential will continue to earn them a commission. A reliable supply of good candidates at interview will maintain the agency/client relationship.

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  • Eirikur
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    Originally posted by Paralytic View Post
    I wonder if some clients are paying these "agencies" for a form of market research where they determine what rate/how low people are willing to go.
    One reason is to show to the Wipro, HCL, Tata, infosys, etc end customers that a local resource is too expensive, if you normally ask 600 per day and they can get an Indian in for £90 per day (the Indian person who will receive themselves maybe £10 per day if they stay off shore). They show the CVs to the end customer with their prices, end customer says I have no budget for the local one, get me an off shore one or bring one on-shore and I will support visa.
    When the end client demands a local resource the haggling starts. The agency will typically start by saying they offer a rate like 300 per day

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  • Paralytic
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    Originally posted by CheeseSlice View Post

    Why is it SO damn important to get my day rate for this bogus role??
    I wonder if some clients are paying these "agencies" for a form of market research where they determine what rate/how low people are willing to go.

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  • CheeseSlice
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    I got a new one:

    VBeyond Corporation

    Apparently US based but have offices all over including UK, Europe, Oz and of course India. The UK office seems to be in a council house in SW London.

    Today's caller used a UK number and it was the usual drill.. Calls me about a role that doesn't match.
    I say this, but they insist I'm perfect...and wait for it.."so tell me your rate".
    I ask them to send the JD and I'll get back to them.
    This wasn't in the script!! This angers them and they want me to check my email whilst they stay on the line. This seems very important!
    I say I'm not at my computer (I am).
    They reluctantly end the call and proceed to try and call me multiple times over the next hour.
    However I've already blocked their number.
    The JD is complete garbage.

    Why is it SO damn important to get my day rate for this bogus role??

    (someone asked why the rate is a problem, but then deleted their question. Anyway, its about the aggressive haggling that begins when you start quoting a rate.. don't want to haggle for no reason so I choose not to share it)
    Last edited by CheeseSlice; 14 October 2020, 22:23.

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  • Eirikur
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    updated list:

    Adroit People Ltd
    Aguila consulting
    Avance Consulting
    Axiom Software Solutions Limited
    Bluepace
    Code Convergence
    Cubestech
    Dabster Systems UK Limited
    Damcosoft
    Data Inc UK
    eTeam
    First Tek Inc.
    HyreU-UK Limited
    Infinity Quest
    Infoplus Technologies UK Ltd
    IxCeed
    JK Technosoft Ltd
    L & G recruitment
    M-Power plus
    Nityo Infotech
    NP Tech Solutions Limited
    OneSource (pretend to call from Belgium)
    Orbit resourcing
    Quantumworld
    Reliason
    SidTech
    SilverLink
    Smartedge Solutions Ltd
    Staffing Prime
    Test Yantra Software solutions
    TESTQ Technologies Ltd
    TGC World
    Ubique Systems UK Limited
    Winborough Technologies

    Added Winborough Technologies and quantumworld
    Last edited by Eirikur; 13 October 2020, 09:45.

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