I read a job advertisement and it instructed to contact someone to speak about a vacancy - I did, only to be told to send my CV over, my re-entry to work due to ill health retirement requires a serious and detailed conversation because I am not unemployed - I did send my CV over and no one has called - this it the type of contempt that work agencies are renowned for in the way they treat people. I have always thought Brook Street were the worst of recruitment agencies but Forrest are catching up fast.
Placed me into a job quite quickly. However the job was an incredibly bad experience, thrown completely in at the deep end. No training, only one on front desk with no access to anything I needed on my first day. Was having a functioning panic attack for most of the day with no escape, just a complete shambles. Maybe others could handle that, but I'm out here with ptsd and autism just feeling like I'm going to die but looking completely fine, till I got home and had a meltdown. It was really really bad form on behalf of the employer and honestly my worst job experience to date. Not even any mention of confidentiality when working with patients medical records. I tried to reiterate this to the recruiter and they were very sharp and unempathetic, making sure to discount my experiences as if they were untrue and be completely unsupportive. Pulled out from the job but also the agency, if the placements have no awareness of peoples disabilities or just general care for employees that's one thing and the agency is not necessarily in control of that, but seems like the attitude of the agency aswell (or at least the recruiter I was assigned too) .
The mixed race girl in here was sooo nosey. I went into register and she was asking me all sorts of questions about how and where i get money to support myself when im not working. Like what relevance has that to them helping find work. I cancelled my registration and went with another agency ive never been asked in 15 years about where i get money from when im out of work. Definitely not professional just nosey in my opinion.
I must have engaged with around twenty Recruitment Agencies! I'd say half of them didn't respond to my calls or emails! The other half were only interested in getting contacts for their own use. Only one other Company and Forrest Recruitment seemed interested in actually working towards a mutual goal of finding employment for me, and an employee for the Companies they are working for! Forrest Recruitment found me exactly what I needed within a week! I absolutely LOVE their no nonsense approach! If you are a Company looking for employees, or a candidate looking for your perfect role, I would highly recommend the girls at Forrest!! Thank you ladies! Lucy Leah.