Do "blacklists" or a "database" of failed candidates exist?Watch
example i got from an article on Linkedin:
A woman desperately wants to land a job at her dream company. She enlists the aid of two recruiting firms to place her résumé in front of a hiring manager. Recruiting Firm B gets the credit for submitting her résumé to the company. Recruiting Firm A had no idea she was using another recruiter, and was furious when they didn’t get the credit, or their fee for her hire. The slighted firm swore they would never work with the woman again and blacklisted her. Later, the woman decided to take a counter-offer from her current employer. At the very last minute she turned down the position, leaving that employer in a bind. To further make a mess of the situation, Recruiting Firm B lost the fee they would have collected from the placement, and their relationship with their client was damaged. Firm B also blacklisted the woman.
i am not saying this applies to my case (as i still get agents contacting me for interest for certain roles) but i am nonetheless vexed by reading this and the possibility of this happening to myself when i do start applying for roles (particularly where a hiring agent is involved as in the example - which is quite a common occurrence). how would one ensure that perpetrators face the music? (e.g. somehow making a complaint to the information commissioners office if one suspects foul play?)