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254: Brainfood Live On Air – Ep224 – Recruiter Fraud – How to Spot and Stop Overworking Remote Workers

September 22nd, 2023



‘Overworking’ is one of the most popular subreddits on Reddit, and it’s a discussion community of people who share tips on how to get away with (illegally) working more than one job. Once considered a myth promulgated by managers who want to manufacture consent for return to office, a body of evidence is building both from research and from direct experience that overworking is indeed an issue, simply because employers have limited means to mitigate the risk.


What is the phenomena of overworking and how significant is it in the recruiting industry?


– Overworking, review of the subreddit

– How does this happen?

– Employer surveillance backlashed

– How would you know?

– Examples

– How to spot a recruiter working more than 1 more employer

– How to prove it?

– What steps to take if you suspect a recruiter in team is working for more than one employer

– Is there a way we can make this legal for recruiters to do?

– Has anyone set up a fractional recruitment agency?


We’re talking about new modes of working, and how transitions can lead to crime.



We’re on Friday 22nd September, 2pm BST with Lyndsey Taylor, Global Head of Talent Acquisition (Kerry), Katrina Hutchinson-O’Neill, CEO (Join Talent) & Maury Hanigan, CEO (SparcStart)





Ep224 is sponsored by our buddies Greenhouse


Last month, Greenhouse hosted a webinar focused on Inclusive Hiring in an AI World.

Mona Khalil, Manager, Data Sciene- Engineering at Greenhouse and other experts discuss how your team can harness the power of AI correctly to find and retain top talent efficiently- and equitably.


In this webinar, you’ll learn:

How AI is changing the way we hire

How to make the most of your hiring tech stack

How AI and DE&I can work together to shape the future of hiring.


The webinar is available on demand, here.

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