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Previously on "Indian recruitment consultancies operating in the UK"

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  • kloos
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    I got a call last week from Hirexa stating to offer me a contract at a government based organisation in the UK but they need my ID within the hour. Alarm bells rang as it was clearly an Indian call centre. I do a bit of research and they are not on TrustPilot and there are a few posts saying scam company. They asked whether I could commute to the location on the south coast so clearly don't know the UK as I live in the NW. They called me back about 4 times trying to get my information and in the end I blocked the number.

    A few days later someone from the UK called stating to be from the same company. So I called the "government organisation" to check whether it was legit and they told me that they never use agencies to recruit staff and always recruit using the in-house team and that I wasn't the first person to call them with the same question that week. The UK based guy told me this was rubbish and showed me a screenshot of the email he sent to name@gov.uk so I search for the person on LinkedIn and he doesn't exist.

    Very tempting as the job sounded good, but too many suspicious links, so no thank-you.

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  • hgllgh
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    Originally posted by CheeseSlice View Post
    J C Associates

    In recent years they've been spamming me from 100% indian named operatives. As recently as 2019 they had English named agents.
    Why do I think they're now an Indian agency? Some of them haven't even bothered to update their email signatures.



    I've swapped the agents name with a fake name. Everything else is real.
    I get exactly the same. As if there isn't enough time wasting in job searching already these days.

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  • CheeseSlice
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    J C Associates

    In recent years they've been spamming me from 100% indian named operatives. As recently as 2019 they had English named agents.
    Why do I think they're now an Indian agency? Some of them haven't even bothered to update their email signatures.

    Greetings Cheeseslice,

    My name is Rajpal and I am a Sr. Technical Recruiter at eTeam Inc. eTeam Inc is a global contingency staffing firm servicing fortune 1000 clients across North America, Europe, and Asia. We have an excellent job opportunity with one of our clients.

    blah blah

    Sincerely yours,
    Rajpal
    Sr. Technical Recruiter
    eTeam Inc.
    rajpal@j-c-associates.co.uk
    I've swapped the agents name with a fake name. Everything else is real.

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by quackhandle View Post
    Page 32 was last update from BigDataPro.

    qh
    this thread's a waste of time and should be retired.
    Along with 'state of the market'.

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  • quackhandle
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    Page 32 was last update from BigDataPro.

    qh

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  • hgllgh
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    Shouldn't this be a 'sticky' post with the main list of these time wasters on the first page so people can easily reference? That last list I believe was updated on page 26 of the post:-

    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/...ing-uk-26.html

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  • quackhandle
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    Had a chap from Avance Consulting last week want my CV as they had a role that was perfect fit.

    I asked if it was freelance and outside IR35.

    No, he replied "it is permanent and INSIDE IR35 as well"

    Nasty, imagine the tax you'd be fleeced for?


    qh

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by BigDataPro View Post

    MPhasis is owned by HP. In fact when I was contracting for AIGSS - AIG insurer's IT division, AIG is a big daddy of Insurers in the US, MPhasis acquired AIGSS.
    Nope MPhasis are owned by Private Equity since HP sold in 2016 - its now mainly owned by BlackStone Group see Mphasis - Wikipedia

    It wouldn't be so bad but I pointed this out 4 posts ago...

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  • BigDataPro
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    Originally posted by Eirikur View Post

    Mphasis is not a recruitment agency, they are company like Tsys, HCL etc, just much smaller and at least until early this year they were doing a lot of work for HP. I know because I was thinking I was applying for a contract at HP and it turned out I had to work for Mphasis after the second interview. I told them to F.O for wasting my time and keeping me in the dark about this.
    MPhasis is owned by HP. In fact when I was contracting for AIGSS - AIG insurer's IT division, AIG is a big daddy of Insurers in the US, MPhasis acquired AIGSS.

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  • Eirikur
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    Originally posted by GigiBronz View Post
    another one for the list:

    Mphasis
    Mphasis is not a recruitment agency, they are company like Tsys, HCL etc, just much smaller and at least until early this year they were doing a lot of work for HP. I know because I was thinking I was applying for a contract at HP and it turned out I had to work for Mphasis after the second interview. I told them to F.O for wasting my time and keeping me in the dark about this.

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by eek View Post

    Because cheap, poorly skilled US and UK techs were the foundation of EDS / HP..
    my 1st contract was with them. The 'lifers' were truly awful.

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by Lance View Post

    I didn't know EDS had any involvement in Mphasis.
    I wonder what made them think combining the worst management (EDS/HP) with the worst workers (cheap, poorly skilled Indian techs), would ever make a successful business.
    Because cheap, poorly skilled US and UK techs were the foundation of EDS / HP..

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by eek View Post

    Yep, the ownership by EDS / HP rather screwed their expansion options when everyone else was massively expanding.
    I didn't know EDS had any involvement in Mphasis.
    I wonder what made them think combining the worst management (EDS/HP) with the worst workers (cheap, poorly skilled Indian techs), would ever make a successful business.

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by Fraidycat View Post
    Mphasis, sounds like a cheap Infosys wannabe

    And Google say:

    Infosys revenue 1 Trillon Rupees
    Mphasis revenue 100 Billion Rupees
    Yep, the ownership by EDS / HP rather screwed their expansion options when everyone else was massively expanding.

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  • Fraidycat
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    Mphasis, sounds like a cheap Infosys wannabe

    And Google say:

    Infosys revenue 1 Trillon Rupees
    Mphasis revenue 100 Billion Rupees

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