At The People Connection we have been recruiting financial people for 23 years. And for 23 years financial people have made us proud. So thank you. Thank you for the ethics you have shown, thank you for how you have conducted yourselves thank you for your professionalism.
We are finding that things are changing. Candidates are becoming more desperate and dates on CVS need to be verified. Reference checks cannot be done on mobile phones. References cannot be taken from the name of the person you were given by the candidate. Banking checks need to be taken – it is no longer good enough to simply do an ITC credit check. And very sadly we are picking up more on our fraud checks.
If you offer a candidate a job make the offer subject to a final reference being done from his current employer. This final reference can be done once the candidate has resigned.
As a final note: More companies are suffering damages due to candidates accepting counteroffers. It would not go amiss to place a damages clause in your offer. Sadly companies are no longer able to give the increases they were once able to give, but you cannot get an increase via the acceptance of a counteroffer.
Keep our world ethical everyone.
Emma Cavina is the Managing Director of The People Connection with over 20 Years experience in the Executive Financial Recruitment industry. Follow this blog for regular insights regarding financial careers, the job market and advice.