I thought I would canvas opinion about an email I received today that I feel puts me in an awkward position.
Basically a recruiter contacted me via linked in with the following message:
I'm recruiting for a nationally recognised company in your town and you look like a great fit for.
How are things at Company X? No disrespect, but I've heard quite a lot of bad stuff about them. I know quite a few people looking at moving on.
Let me know if we can have a chat about it?
Now firstly, I don't believe my company is a bad place to work but even aside from that I can see that this guy has a number of current and former employees listed as connections. My question is should I discuss this with my current and former colleagues? Although no one can prove who has been spreading rumours about my company, since he is cold contacting our staff I won't be the only one who can put two and two together.
Additionally should I contact our HR, since he is a recruiter in our field/area should they know that he is essentially defaming the company. I have no idea if we use his company but if I dealt with recruitment it would certainly influence my feelings if he came to us with candidates.
Personally i'm leaning towards giving the guys I still work with a quiet warning and just leaving it at that, but I am interested what people think.
Oh, I have edited his email to remove many identifying details. I don't think this is just a generic copy and paste job.