- 6 months ago
- Wedding: October 2019
So long story short, we brought on another person for my team who started working just 2 months back and I’m starting to notice some red flags. (So we are a 2 person recruiting team for a small company). Just yesterday, a candidate emailed me and one of the hiring managers directly, stating that this recruiter pretty much ‘ghosted’ him after numerous reply emails to her after she emailed for on-site interview availability. When I confronted her yesterday, she replied with “oh yeah- I told him we are putting the role on hold already but he keeps following up..”. I believed her at the time and let it go but now looking into the role in our ATS , I do not see any of her responses but can clearly see that this candidate have sent at least 4 follow-up emails. It’s people like her that give recruiters a bad rep and also makes our company look bad.
I am starting to remember that she has lied about other things too that I overlooked. A few weeks ago, she was working on a high priority role and when confronted about how I haven’t seen much traction, she mentioned that she has some candidates she found on linkedin and is currently in progress. I told her to upload every candidate that she speaks with into our applicant tracking system, and now looking through the role, I don’t see any candidates. The role has been put on hold as well so there aren’t any immediate consequences, but I’m concerned for any future roles that she takes on.
I HATE liars and want to confront her, but it also seems silly of me to confront after the fact. If there anything I should do *now*, or should I just wait it out and watch her more closely?
Our company culture is built on autonomy but i’m starting to thing this may not be the best way to “manage” her.