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I have been working at Howard Jackson Associates full-time
You are very relieved to make it to the weekend in order to escape the horrors that take place within the office
Exploitation of candidates
An Ageist environment in which people over the age of 50 are treated like vermin
No Training given
Advice to Management
Treat your employees with a bit of respect as they are the ones making you money whilst you sit on your backsides!
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Howard Jackson Associates (Manchester, England (UK)) in April 2011.
I've got to say, first impressions were worst impressions here. I was invited to attend an interview for an Apprenticeship with Howard Jackson and went through a rigourous procedure. I haven't been to University and the Director said that nor had he - I specifically remember that bit because I was trying to decide at the time whether that was just an attempt to level with me, as when I tried to get his direct contact details it turned out he claimed he had gone to University - this disenfranchised me further, not that I wasn't annoyed with the company's lack of practice anyway.
After this first interview I was then invited to a second one, again I attended. Here the same Director talked about the Celsius arm of the business and I was not asked any questions but I spoke to a team member where I unequivocally demonstrated my communication skills and interest in the business. DESPITE THIS four months on I haven't heard anything back from the company, which i think is a total shambles and a disgraceful way to treat somebody who attended not one but two interview sessions. I emailed them to tell them to forget it, basically, after ten days because after that time they weren't going to get back they can't convince me otherwise, but I have since called their office because I am still intrigued and still require feedback, HOWEVER the phone was blatantly put down on me by their secretary who I suspect was ordered to do so and fob be off.
See, the problem with a company who insists on employing graduates only as they do - I was the exception since it was a government funded apprenticeship and they'd not have to salary me- is that in three years time there won't be any graduates, people will be put off by 9,000 a year fees and those who do go to Uni would go to be doctors and lawyers, not work in the recruitment industry which is surely a last resort for graduates in these difficult economic times.
I reiterate again, to not reply to a candidate who attended the not one but two interview stages is just plain wrong and I shall always be owed an apology for this. The answer is either YES or NO, surely, not no response. The jobsearch is hard enough without being let down like I have here.
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