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Previously on "Indian recruitment consultancies operating in the UK"

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  • GigiBronz
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    Black apple Solutions Ltd

    entertained the conversation until it reached to the rate part where I was told the rate is €315.
    And then hang up exactly as the five was coming out of her mouth.

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  • Lance
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    time to close the thread when it becomes 'Indian sounding agent rang me so it must be dodgy'????

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by Destiny2 View Post
    Add Sopra Steria to the list too.
    They are crap - but there are a French firm with various UK bits and pieces that they've bought over the years.

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by CheeseSlice View Post

    Sopra Steria cant be a bob shell.. its listed on stock market in París.
    Indeed. They do a lot of SC work as well so that rules out Indian consultancies.

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  • CheeseSlice
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    Originally posted by Destiny2 View Post
    Add Sopra Steria to the list too.
    Sopra Steria cant be a bob shell.. its listed on stock market in París.

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  • Destiny2
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    Add Sopra Steria to the list too.

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  • LadyPenelope
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    Today I have received 4 calls from Smartedge Solutions, spoofing various London numbers, followed up by 3 emails from differently-named individuals, and yet with identical email templates. All this about 5 mins after I uploaded my cv on Jobsite. I have accepted an offer, but the QDOS and client status determination process was taking so long I thought I'd better start a Plan B. Next stage of status determination has been completed now, so I hurriedly hid my profile.

    All of this is a fecking nightmare when you are job hunting

    True to form, the email has a list of questions as long as your arm.
    Last edited by LadyPenelope; 13 May 2021, 15:46.

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  • Proximo2
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    Originally posted by LadyPenelope View Post

    You have misinterpreted my post.

    I meant that when I see a recruiter's (individual) name, that appears to be Indian, I immediately go and check out the company as I wonder if it's one of these, which makes me feel like I'm discriminating against a particular ethnicity. Whereas if it's not, I don't feel obliged to do this.
    In the end I found myself putting the phone down whenever I heard a strong Indian accent talking to me about "job opportunity".

    It is a particularly callous thing to do and cannot be very pleasant for the person on the other end. However, they chose that job, it comes with the territory.

    I wish this scheme just stopped existing.

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by SussexSeagull View Post

    In that example i would have thought not being able to travel abroad without a good reason and the lack of flights to India would put an end to those shenanigans.
    Travel for work is allowed. Travel for repatriation is also allowed.

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  • GigiBronz
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    Originally posted by SussexSeagull View Post

    In that example i would have thought not being able to travel abroad without a good reason and the lack of flights to India would put an end to those shenanigans.
    your comment is to the point although it rests on the presumption that the employer actually cares and sees its employees as anything more than cattle.

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  • SussexSeagull
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    Originally posted by GigiBronz View Post

    THIS is a good example to what you said:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/LegalAdvice...move_to_india/
    In that example i would have thought not being able to travel abroad without a good reason and the lack of flights to India would put an end to those shenanigans.

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  • GigiBronz
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    Originally posted by Eirikur View Post

    Who says they are not legit, they are fronts for HCL, TCS, InfoSys, Wipro, mpahsis, Tech Mahindra etc. If you want to work for a very low rate, have issues with payments in time, being treated as a slave and be ready to be replaced as soon as they can on-shore an even cheaper Indian body, go for it
    THIS is a good example to what you said:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/LegalAdvice...move_to_india/

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  • Eirikur
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    Originally posted by uk contractor View Post
    Data Inc UK are legit they handle Goldman Sachs in the US-UK hiring contractors & some outsourcing! (rates are very low though about 50% less than you would expect Goldman to offer for top talent! Data Inc clearly keep most of the rate themselves...).

    Adroit People Ltd - are also legit they got me a 1st interview last week with a well known IB!
    Who says they are not legit, they are fronts for HCL, TCS, InfoSys, Wipro, mpahsis, Tech Mahindra etc. If you want to work for a very low rate, have issues with payments in time, being treated as a slave and be ready to be replaced as soon as they can on-shore an even cheaper Indian body, go for it

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  • uk contractor
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    Data Inc UK are legit they handle Goldman Sachs in the US-UK hiring contractors & some outsourcing! (rates are very low though about 50% less than you would expect Goldman to offer for top talent! Data Inc clearly keep most of the rate themselves...).

    Adroit People Ltd - are also legit they got me a 1st interview last week with a well known IB!

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  • ladymuck
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    I wonder how many of these are fronts for the more well-known body shops?

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