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You need to be aware of one thing. You said you are newly promoted team lead, i.e. the new kid on the block. It is kind of expected from people who don't know you as the decision making authority to question the decisions and ask around if what you are saying really holds water. Also, putting a recruitment firm on retainer to find you hard to locate talent ...


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I think people are making this way more complicated than it needs to be. If I had someone that, say, bullied me during highschool was applying for an opening on the same team as me, I would simply say: "I've had personal interactions with them in the past - and they weren't of a positive nature. I don't believe the two of us would work well on the ...


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What you suggest is totally inappropriate and totally unprofessional. That said, you do what is best for you. If acting inappropriately and unprofessionally gives you a better outcome and you can live with it, go ahead, just don’t expect applause from anyone. And make sure you are successful. Nothing worse than the guy being hired and finding out you tried ...


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If there are things about someone that I know from past encounters with that person that might interfere with them doing the job I would absolutely take those into account. That might include things like not respecting peoples boundaries or being verbally aggressive or a poor communicator or any of a million other reasons. I would not exclude someone because ...


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It's not appropriate to screen them, but it is appropriate for you to recuse yourself from his hiring process.


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As with any proposal, you need to provide a business case as to why this should be done sooner. Why do you need this contract approved sooner? What is the business benefit of having this now? How does this save money/increase revenue, directly or indirectly? The value to the business of the contract and its earlier execution is what you need to be able to ...


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Contacts, communication, building relationships, explaining your circumstances to those in the teams you need approval from. Also you cannot exclude your manager, usually you CC them in your communications, or at least your manager knows you are doing it.


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Recruitment is an expensive process, and many times, companies will hire a contracting company to manage this process for them. Depending on the setup, it could be a flat fee or a commission or any matter agreements that pays the contracting company. But no matter how the contracting company is being paid, they are not taking it from your pay. Contracting ...


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How is any of this fake or corrupt? They're not taking money from your paycheck. They're being paid a fee by the company. If you let that fee come out of your hourly rate or your salary then that's your fault. The fee a company pays to a recruiting company is part of their cost of doing business. I don't doubt that they'll try to recoup that cost by ...


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Practically speaking, an HR department is usually constrained to considering candidates in comparison to a job description one or two levels of interpretation and rewriting removed from actual needs, or even more so in a large company. (In fairness, it sounds like the manager you have been speaking to is also not comparing you to specific openings, but ...


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His last answer: "would it help to perhaps speak with the hiring manager to learn more?" I'm really not willing to take the role and don't want to loose the chance to speak to the regional manager (still not in the loop) I think you are taking this conversation with the hiring manager as an interview and not a call for seeking information. Depending on the ...


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It sounds like the original job you're interested in is no longer available. Either that, or HR is incompetent at matching candidates to jobs. There are many reasons for this. For example project priorities may have shifted, they may have found a candidate already etc. Since you're already in contact with HR, they're trying to see if other areas may suit ...


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I would like to a polite way to say "the fact that since my future manager want to join my current company I don't want to accept the offer" Why would you need/want to say that? You don't owe them any other reason than you've changed your mind. "Thank you for your time and interest but I've decided not to pursue this opportunity. Please remove me from ...


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Why do you even think that this is a red flag? The manager for example could simply have found out after a promotion that being a manager is not the right thing for her (too much stress, politics, whatever) and wants to work again as non-manager. And because stepping down in a company is not easy, she decided to go to a different company. Or something ...


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