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Agency gripe

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by sparklyeyes, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. sparklyeyes

    sparklyeyes New commenter

    I have just been asked to fill in an electronic form detailing my work history, qualifications and referees despite the agency having my CV with all the details on. I've asked the girl who sent me this why I need to when they have everything they need but no answer. Anyone care to enlighten me?
  2. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Because they want to send out CVs electronically in a standard agency format and have no intention of paying their own staff to transfer your CV to it when they can make you do it for free?
  3. RedBedHead94

    RedBedHead94 Established commenter

    Safer recruitment means it has to be in a standardised format, so that it can be accessed more easily than scanning through a CV. It's also easier for your candidate manager/compliance officers to complete the many necessary checks in order to employ you and make sure they can protect you should anything go wrong on an assignment. Plus (and this doesn't apply to you because you're nice) I found that making my candidates do the form also helped to flag up any...porkie pies. If I had £1 for every occasion where i've had my candidates outright lie about having been known by other names, or worked abroad (means ya need to provide your agent an overseas police check, which is annoying so people often omit it from the CV) or even the length of time they worked somewhere... then I could have stopped working in recruitment a long time ago.
    pepper5 likes this.

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