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Indian recruitment consultancies operating in the UK

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  • The Plantswoman
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    Originally posted by malvolio View Post
    Nevertheless, all such agencies are best avoided. They make most of our domestic ones look good.
    A large insurer with whom I've had repeat business now uses an Indian agency as it's one preferred supplier.

    Nothing, of course, to do with the new Indian IT Programme Manager who calls the shots

    I hope this isn't the start of a new trend. Won't be long and the whole industry will be a closed shop.

    Hopefully, by then, I will have hung my keyboard up.
    Last edited by The Plantswoman; 26 August 2016, 09:37.

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  • malvolio
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    Originally posted by itjobs View Post
    I wouldn't call it as a spam, but these Indian recruitment companies are clueless on how the UK market works and especially contracting. Because there is no such thing as contracting in India. Therefore their standard template asks annual salary (they tend to call it as CTC - Cost to Company, a weird terminology). And their rates are too low (I believe they multiply it with INR exchange rate and satisfy themselves it a good rate...lol) that I wouldn't get out of my bed even in dreams.
    CTC is not weird at all, it's actually a better measure than salary. A permie costs his employer a lot more than straight salary.

    Nevertheless, all such agencies are best avoided. They make most of our domestic ones look good.

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  • itjobs
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    I wouldn't call it as a spam, but these Indian recruitment companies are clueless on how the UK market works and especially contracting. Because there is no such thing as contracting in India. Therefore their standard template asks annual salary (they tend to call it as CTC - Cost to Company, a weird terminology). And their rates are too low (I believe they multiply it with INR exchange rate and satisfy themselves it a good rate...lol) that I wouldn't get out of my bed even in dreams.

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  • The Plantswoman
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    Felix International is another one to watch out for

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  • vwdan
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    Yep, invariably goddamn awful.

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  • CompulsiveArsonist
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    I keep getting calls from "Avance Consulting"

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  • IL Cattivo
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    Yep, got contacted by a consultant from Tech Mahindra a little while back.. Utter shambles of a telephone conversation!

    Proceed with the upmost caution. Better still, introduce them to your mate Tone... Ring Tone

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  • MrMarkyMark
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    Originally posted by rocktronAMP View Post
    Sad for your mate, he should have walked.
    Don't be, he had them over a barrel, they paid him and are paying him the previously agreed rate as we speak.

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  • Eirikur
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    It looks like they are intensifying, the last few weeks I got calls on an almost daily basis from new ones I have never heard of before, as soon as I do get a call from them, I block their numbers, but they still get through to voicemail. They always send an email at the same time, no matter which agency, always the same email as the OP posted. Which makes me think they are all part of the same scamming organistaion.

    (Don't get fooled by their emails and calls, whatever it says, they are not based in the UK, they all call from boiler rooms in India)

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  • The Plantswoman
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    Originally posted by oliverson View Post
    interesting stuff...
    Actually, I may have to backtrack.

    Just had a conversation with a colleague who was hired by Truck Mahindra for a role with BT in Watford.

    He was 4 weeks into a 6 monther when he was shown the door. He swears he was only brought in as a stop gap until they found an Indian replacement.

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