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Do recruiters keep information confidential?
Recruiters and clients have the responsibility of keeping candidate information confidential after the recruitment process is over. You likely will need to protect candidate information such as personal information, medical information, and other candidate records.
Do recruiters from different companies share information?
Not really. Recruiters (and other HR professionals) tend to know about each other or at least know of each other once they’ve been around a while (locally, at least). Sometimes we talk if there’s a candidate we’re researching.
Can a company tell another company you applied?
Yes. You should definitely tell a company that you just received an offer from another employer. There’s a psychological payoff to telling a potential employer that you’ve already received another offer. It shows them you’re employable (exceedingly so)—and by the way, may not be available on the job market much longer.
What is confidentiality in recruitment?
Confidentiality in the workplace is rule number one in the book of business etiquette. Not only are you showing your customers, clients and employees a level of common courtesy by protecting their data, but you’re also fulfilling your legal responsibility to prevent sensitive information from being leaked.
Why do recruiters not tell you the company?
Job recruiters have many reasons for not disclosing the name of a company, either to protect them, the company, or you. If you want to work with a job recruiter, you must trust them. After all, they would lose business if they didn’t find the right people for the right jobs.
Why do recruiters ask about other interviews?
To gauge whether or not you are interviewing with any of their competitors. To help the interviewer understand how quickly they will have to move if they were to offer you the job.
Can an employer fire you for applying to other jobs?
Yes. It is perfectly legal for an employer to fire you for the sole reason that you are looking for a new job.