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Does a recruiter care about you even after starting the job?

Amazon aSoL84
6d

Just curious, do they get graded on the performance of employees hired through them?

My understanding is they dont care about you as soon as you accept the job..

I am about a month into job and I got an email from my recruiter (from company email, not my personal email we spoke from) last week, wanting to get a quick bite to make sure I am settling in okay

It was a nice surprise. But not sure if there are any incentives for her doing this

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  • Facebook Whateverrs
    It's a smaller world than you may think. She may be recruiting you again some day for another job elsewhere, may want referrals, etc.

    Also when I go to refer friends internally, I might reach out to the internal recruiter I already have a good relationship with.

    Her bonus may also depend on your tenure. In most companies, when referring someone, you lose your referral bonus if your referral leaves in less than a year. She's not going to change your tenure by checking in with you though. Your performance is unlikely to be in anyway related.

    Companies do collect feedback from employees on their recruitment experience. There's always a chance you'd go out of your way to give positive or negative feedback on your experience.

    But also it's just... That's the job. If there was no specific bonus tied to documenting code, or testing, or following coding standards, or being pleasant to coworkers, would you completely skip those aspects of your job? Recruitment is kind of a sales job - a good sales person should follow up on their wins after closing a deal.
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    • Amazon aSoL84
      OP
      Makes sense, it was just odd that she was even willing to pay for lunch. Syncing up is one thing but paying for my lunch is a bit suspicious so I was wondering if she had any hidden agendas
      5d
    • Facebook Whateverrs
      Maybe she wants to jump your bones.
      5d
  • PayPal Jingyang
    That is good right, isn’t it? Unless she is going to fire you
    6d1
    • Amazon aSoL84
      OP
      I dont think she has any say whether I need to be fired or not. She may execute the firing if such decision is made but shes not involved in that decision making
      6d
  • Microsoft xoxozo
    If you leave within few months (like 6-12) they need to replace you for free...
    6d1
    • Vertivco / R&D
      WARP ZONE!

      VertivcoR&D

      PRE
      YouTube, American Bureau of Shipping, Facebook
      WARP ZONE!more
      So if you leave within 0 - 6 months, they're fine
      6d
  • LinkedIn / Eng
    goldbug

    LinkedInEng

    PRE
    Google
    BIO
    Full time coder and part time gold dealer.
    goldbugmore
    She probably would like you to stay for at least 1 year?
    6d1
    • Amazon aSoL84
      OP
      Ah yes. So that means they do get evaluated based on some factors of employees (how long they stay, etc) they help to hire
      6d
  • Microsoft / Product@zzz
    They would, if you keep referring good people.
    6d1
    • Amazon aSoL84
      OP
      Ah that would make sense although when we refer someone, we can refer them to a specific recruiter?
      6d
  • US Navy / ITBoonaki
    Nope
    10h0
  • Apple / Eng
    OxKing

    AppleEng

    BIO
    Strong and built like an Ox
    OxKingmore
    They usually don’t care about you much before you start the job. They are only concerned with you showing up and not ghosting
    2d0
  • VMware BobbleHat
    Good recruiters will be keeping tabs on you for next twenty years to “help you” when she has a headcount to fill that you might be interested. Either that or you are hot.
    6d0
  • New 0hedge
    Only if you pass referrals to them. Recruiters are like those people on the streets of Las Vegas who pass out cards to certain establishments.
    6d0
  • Oath puzzle123
    It seems like she’s just a good recruiter who likes building relationship. And their pay is not based on either your performance or your tenure. Like zzz mentioned, you can refer more people to her.
    6d0

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