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Can a dirty name get in the way of relocating to the job market?

Paulo Nogueira
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03-05-2018 10:13:50
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Taís Targa, who has worked in the recruitment field, reveals how a person with a dirty name is evaluated by a company's Human Resources

The dirty name of a candidate for a certain vacancy has always been a taboo in selective processes. Although we don't know what really goes on, so it's illegal, reports that this practice actually happens in this environment. See what Taís Targa has to say about this issue, as she has a lot of experience in the area of Recruitment and Selection and ended up going through this situation a few times. Interesting article that may clarify, reveal and demystify some of these reports.

“At the beginning of the selection process, the candidate signed a term in which he declared that he was aware that we would make several inquiries with the intention of verifying aspects involving his name and CPF. Thus, we used to consult not only credit protection agencies, such as Serasa and SPC, but also raise the candidate's file, with regard to criminal records, for example. When we found something, we didn't eliminate it. In fact, this was not a recruiter's decision. Our role was to make a report and send it to the HR of the company for which we were making the selection. It was their decision whether or not to keep the candidate in the process.

Everything was done as clearly as possible. In situations where the candidate was excluded from the process, it was common for us to contact and inform the reason why this occurred. Today, observing the market, I realize that our conduct at the time was very transparent and respectful, despite the legal risk we were running for doing so. What I notice is that, despite the passing of time, companies continue to check the people they hire, but they don't let them know. I will not go into this merit here, the fact that companies do this without the candidate's knowledge, as this is not the focus of the article. The fact is that, when finding denial on behalf of a professional, the company can:

  • To hire.

Despite knowing about the denial, the company recognizes that there is a financial crisis and that many Brazilians, due to this, have not been able to keep their name clean.

  • Hire, depending on the professional's area of activity.

It is common that, if the vacancy is for the financial/accounting area, as in banks and audits, for example, there is no hiring of people whose name is in credit protection records. These areas deal directly with money, budget, etc. and this type of organization tends to be more conservative in that sense.

  1.  Don't hire.

Although the professional is excellent, there are companies that simply do not hire people who have the “dirty” name. Of course, there are companies that don't even check. But you have no way of knowing whether or not they carry out this type of consultation. If your name is negative right now, it's not the end of the world. Don't beat yourself up over what has already happened. Now it's time to try to resolve the situation.

Start by analyzing whether you can, at this moment, seek a renegotiation of this debt(s). If you can't, keep looking for your replacement and your focus will be on companies that don't make queries of this type.

If the debt is with banks or other financial institutions and you have between 10 and 20% of the amount you owe, know that there are great possibilities of being able to renegotiate, but you need to file a lawsuit. The agreements signed between the lawyers and these institutions have been very successful. The good thing is that in a few days your name is “cleaned”. See Dr. Victor Benghi Del Claro's article on this subject.

The crisis scenario made these companies much more flexible. After all, Brazilian indebtedness has unfortunately only grown in recent years.

If you're concerned about paying attorney fees, it's good to know that most attorneys only charge amounts at the end of the lawsuit and usually a percentage of the amount that has been renegotiated.

My tip is that you always hire someone you trust, because the solution of processes of this type also depends on the agility of the professional.”

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Paulo Nogueira
With technical training, I worked in the offshore oil and gas market for a few years. Today, my team and I are dedicated to bringing information from the Brazilian energy sector and the world, always with credible and up-to-date sources.