Sirisha is clearly an extra middleman in the H1b Shuffle. There is no rhyme or reason to how that whole thing works. The person up the chain is yet another H1B pusher. This in my opinion is not staffing at all. It is another world entirely.
Perhaps you didn't put the whole scenario together. Sirisha's client as she says is "Prime Vendor". So her "client" is the recruiter who is then trying to place their contractor in the middle of that rat race. There is no feedback, no manageable approach or anything.
If we want to take this topic in a different direction thats good with me. Let's talk about getting feedback, establishing timelines, gaining concensus, striking agreements "If I do this, then I can expect you to X, Y or Z" type things.
The H1B "trade" as it is called is nothing more than a spam game. No real discussions are taking place. I doubt if Sirisha has even spoken with her "client" beyond being the person who was forwarded the "Hot List" from God knows who......
Don't you get this crap in your inbox every day? If you don't - then your name is not out there. If you do - then you know exactly what 'ol Henry Hillman is talking about.
You can have the very highest quality of work - but if you are in the middle of a $#@& email business/req's/hotlist/req's chain - it doesn't matter. Your product - what you have to offer to your candidates (or whatever candidate is on your daily hotlist) is crap.
Can we just be real about this? I for one am getting sick and tired of pretending half of this shit I see is anything close to actual recruiting.
Hmmm... two points:
@Sirisha, where are you? No comment? @Josh to your remark "sending over banana boats of non-citizens" I assume you mean banana boats as in the some affectionate reference rather than the alarmist prejudice that sometimes underlies such off-the-cuff stereotyping.
It's easy to take an Americentric view of the world and overlook that fact that the U.S. offshore millions of recruiting dollars to India or that it would only take one of the 268 members from India to take exception to your remark for it to have been truly an unwise choice of words.
For anyone who doesn't know you as well I do it would be wrong to assume you are a chauvinist any more than it is to assume Sirisha is simply trying to find answers to the problems that challenge their place in the universe of recruiting.