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Old 10-13-2015, 05:18 PM
 
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Is this standard practice for recruiting firm to collecting your info including SSN and background check consent, employment verification etc. even before submitting your resume to the client? What if you don't get selected for an interview? You don't want to disclose your SSN to all rec firms out there for future reference. I think Robert Half is different from other firms.
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Old 10-13-2015, 05:27 PM
 
Location: plano
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No that is the process most clients expect. Bet the candidate before they spend their time interviewing.
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Old 10-13-2015, 05:31 PM
 
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Thanks Johnhw2. In that case I will end up sharing my SSN with all recs out there and end up getting interviewed by no potential employers at all, isn't it a privacy issue ? Use your ssn like your phone number? I never had this request from anyone but RHT in the past.
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Old 10-13-2015, 05:32 PM
 
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Correct me if I'm wrong. If you are going thru Robert half, let say it's a contract position for company A. You will be hire by Robert Half. Not company A. So you are an employee of Robert half, not company A even if u do get the job and work there. Therefore RH need to do all the background check, employment verification etc.
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Old 10-13-2015, 05:46 PM
 
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Isn't that applicable to all rec firms and not just RH if you are doing consultancy?

I agree with your statement but that's applicable only if company A decide to bring me on board. I don't have any problem providing the info once I get an offer but not before even submitting my resume. Then I will end up giving away my SSN to all Rec firms out there even if not hired by anyone. And no other staffing firms request these ahead of time but these guys. I had several interviews in the past which didn't work out, but the firms never requested by SSN, so no loss there.

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Old 10-13-2015, 07:16 PM
 
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Thanks Johnhw2. In that case I will end up sharing my SSN with all recs out there and end up getting interviewed by no potential employers at all, isn't it a privacy issue ? Use your ssn like your phone number? I never had this request from anyone but RHT in the past.
You Trust them to find you a position, contract possibly but don't trust them to handle your SSN professionally. Fine go use another firm if you want no one is making you go to RHI.
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Yes this is standard practice.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Plano 75024
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I used to work for RH. This is standard.
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:09 AM
 
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No way around it. This is standard procedure.
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:28 AM
 
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Yep this is standard. They do not share your SSN information with potential employers/contractors. This is for their internal vetting process as they will have to insure you as a contractor with the client.
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