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Old 02-11-15, 11:20 AM
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So what is it with all the HR people from India???

I have my resume posted on a few job sites... and about once or twice a week I get calls from some headhunter... almost always with a strong Indian accent... it is like I am talking to some bad customer service help line.

The callers are always trying to fill some position somewhere. The accents of these folks are terrible... quite often they cannot pronounce my name (gee, one lousy syllable... pronounced "geen," rhymes with green) They often cannot pronounce the city of the job, nor the software tools I use (Cadence Allegro and Orcad and AutoCAD). Yet, somehow these folks are the connection to HR people of major companies.

One day, several weeks ago, a local major company posted one job, for which I was well qualified... I got 5 calls in under 2 hours... every one was some HR recruiter with a strong Indian accent... ranging from "must be just off the boat" and I can't understand you, to well practiced good sounding English, but still with a recognizable accent.

I really don't get it... is there some tech consortium that seeks to only hire HR folks from India to recruit other tech folks or what?

Yes, I do occasionally get recruitment calls from HR folks without accents... but the majority of calls I get are from folks with strong to not understandable Indian folks.

Has America outsourced HR to India now?
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Has America outsourced HR to India now?
In some cases yes, many headhunters using outside call centers as the initial point of contact.
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Mujibar was trying to get a job in India.

The Personnel Manager said, "Mujibar, you have passed all the tests, except one. Unless you pass it, you cannot qualify for this job."

Mujibar said, "I am ready."

The Manager said, "Make a sentence using the words Yellow, Pink and Green."

Mujibar thought for a few minutes and said, "Sir, I am ready."

The Manager said, "Go ahead."

Mujibar said, "The telephone goes green, green, green, and I pink it up, and say, 'Yellow, this is Mujibar.'"

Mujibar now works at a telephone call center. No doubt you have spoken with him.
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India has over a billion humans... they should be experts in human resources.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
I have my resume posted on a few job sites... and about once or twice a week I get calls from some headhunter... almost always with a strong Indian accent... it is like I am talking to some bad customer service help line.
Quite simply, most of them are contract recruiters. The way it works is some companies keep control of their job postings for a while before making them available to a wider sphere of recruiters who will earn a commission upon placement. This system is especially prevalent in tech recruiting since Infosys and several well-known Indian firms pioneered the process of offshore recruiting.

I still get a chuckle about how they often operate with Americanized names.

Recruiting is very different from traditional HR, which focuses on compliance with federal regulations and creating/enforcing company policies.
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I give them credit for speaking a foreign language and making a living at it. I can't imagine trying to work in Hong Kong with my Cantonese. I am Chinese but never got a formal Chinese education.
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They will never stop calling you.........even long after you find a job.
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They are scavengers, trying to do anything to get the commission. They will lie, misrepresent, badger and manipulate in order to submit you on the rare chance that they can piggyback off your labor.

It is the equivalent of the creepy Pick Up Artist (PUA) scene players who will ask every woman in a bar to hook up, just playing the numbers. No integrity. I have a boilerplate saying that i will only deal with recruiters in my state, and to please take me off their database listing. Scumbags.
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Originally Posted by bouldergeek View Post
They are scavengers, trying to do anything to get the commission. They will lie, misrepresent, badger and manipulate in order to submit you on the rare chance that they can piggyback off your labor.

It is the equivalent of the creepy Pick Up Artist (PUA) scene players who will ask every woman in a bar to hook up, just playing the numbers. No integrity. I have a boilerplate saying that i will only deal with recruiters in my state, and to please take me off their database listing. Scumbags.
Quit beating around the bush and tell us how you really feel.
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Originally Posted by bouldergeek View Post
They are scavengers, trying to do anything to get the commission. They will lie, misrepresent, badger and manipulate in order to submit you on the rare chance that they can piggyback off your labor.

It is the equivalent of the creepy Pick Up Artist (PUA) scene players who will ask every woman in a bar to hook up, just playing the numbers. No integrity. I have a boilerplate saying that i will only deal with recruiters in my state, and to please take me off their database listing. Scumbags.
Nice response... only dealing with recruiters in your state.

The thing I find most amusing about the situation is that they attempt to hide the position they are recruiting for... but after 2 or 3 folks call, I am able to piece together just enough info to go to the hiring company website and do my own application.
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Nice one...
I could say the same about some HR folks here in the US
But would never generalize, HR and recruiting can be rough anywhere

I work with many Asia located contractors, some are good while some plainly suck
same goes here in the US, 30-40% of the workforce I'd wouldn't likely put on my projects a second time



Originally Posted by bouldergeek View Post
They are scavengers, trying to do anything to get the commission. They will lie, misrepresent, badger and manipulate in order to submit you on the rare chance that they can piggyback off your labor.

It is the equivalent of the creepy Pick Up Artist (PUA) scene players who will ask every woman in a bar to hook up, just playing the numbers. No integrity. I have a boilerplate saying that i will only deal with recruiters in my state, and to please take me off their database listing. Scumbags.
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Originally Posted by bouldergeek View Post
They are scavengers, trying to do anything to get the commission. They will lie, misrepresent, badger and manipulate in order to submit you on the rare chance that they can piggyback off your labor.
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This was true of technical recruiting when I did it 35 years ago and I am not from India. The rule is 'First resume in the door gets the commission' A dozen recruiters may submit the same resume for the same job. The techies know how to play them off against each other too.
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