Forewarned is Forearmed: Professional Candidates in the Wings

Compliance is like a seat belt. Failure to buckle up properly is on you- even though it has little to do with getting from point 'a' to point 'b'. You can always be pulled over.

If you don't know who Cory Groshek is then this article from the Minnesota Journal Sentinel describing his career as a professional candidate is a must read. (Thanks to Ed Shadovitz's HRExec Column for this lead)

Cory threatened to sue 40+ employers (he's currently in court with three) for failure to comply with background check laws regarding how candidates are  communicated with and informed.

In the last 18 months, Cory, 33, made nearly 1/4 million ($230,000) in income by applying to 562 jobs and then threatening to initiate class action lawsuits for various real and technical failures unless he was bought off. Most employers paid $5,000-$35,000.

Ouch.

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Gerry Crispin
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Gerry co-authored eight books on the evolution of staffing and has written 100s of articles and whitepapers on similar topics during a career in Human Resources that spans more than 40 years from HR leadership positions at Johnson and Johnson; to boutique Executive Search firms; a Career Services Director at the University where he received his Engineering and 2 advanced degrees in Organizational/Industrial Behavior; and, GM of a major recruitment advertising firm even as he launched CareerXroads 20 years ago.

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Forewarned is Forearmed: Professional Candidates in the Wings

by Gerry Crispin time to read: 1 min