Inexperienced employees of staffing firms. A good example would be the poor sap
who violated his company's own off-limits policy (possibly accidentally) by calling
NetHesive's vice president of operations, who recognized the phone number on his caller
ID. When the headhunter denied it, the VP kept asking questions, till finally the man
cracked, sputtering "Hey, I'm calling from a headhunter firm, I'm new, and I don't know
what I'm doing," Brensike recalls with much amusement. Now NetHesive has a procedure
for screening such calls.
Managers who are on the take, OKing a hire and getting a kickback from the
Headhunters in cahoots with people who change jobs frequently.
Headhunters who withhold negative informative and stick you with a poor
Rubino's advice: "Always do the due diligence."