WHAT DO I TELL MY CLIENT?
Earlier this week I met a fantastic young Candidate with some good experience who is looking to advance her recruitment career.
I proposed that she meets one of my favourite clients who I’ve been working with for over ten years. They’ve got a live role on a hot desk that she’d be PERFECT for. She said she’d go away overnight and get back to me the next morning.
The following morning she came back to me with an email that contained the following with regards to the client:
“whereby a Consultant (name withheld) who is still working there, asked me to pretend I had been to an interview with him, asked for a picture of me in a bikini (which I didn’t send) and sent me to the client very unprepared. I know of other candidates who have had similarly inappropriate conversations with him, so not someone I would want to work with.”
This obviously came as a huge shock to me. I’ve never heard an allegation like this about my client.
The Consultant referred to is very highly regarded in the business and I know the owner of the company holds him in very high esteem.
So what do I do now?
Do I ring my client and tell him of these allegations (keeping my Candidate’s name confidential) to help protect the reputation of his company? Or do I keep the information to myself to protect the anonymity of my Candidate and not work with this client again?
What are your thoughts and have you ever had a similar experience?