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I worked at Cielo full-time (More than a year)
When I first interviewed with Cielo, the internal recruiter I worked with was fantastic. She followed up with me regularly until she had an opening that was exactly what I was looking for. I was very impressed by her ability to stay in touch throughout the hiring and onboarding process. Cielo met my salary request and offered bonus potential as well.
Once I was an employee, the workload was brutal and the metrics were virtually impossible to achieve because there were so many internal meetings and problems with software/hardware. I experienced constant badgering by a sadistic manager who did everything possible to make me fail including micro managing, bullying and displaying a condescending attitude toward every recruiter on our team. A normal work week was 60 to 80 hours. I worked many nights until 10 pm to achieve metrics. I worked every weekend just to keep up.
Advice to Management
Stop treating employees like robots. Manage with positive incentive and instead of by using fear and intimidation tactics.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cielo (Halifax, NS) in July-2016.
I was contacted by a Cielo recruiter for a recruiter position with a client in Nova Scotia. The process was very quick and professional (approximately 2 weeks). It consisted of four interviews with a pre-screen, two telephone interviews and finally a face to face with two HR managers. The face to face meeting was good, but I sensed a decision was already made prior to my arrival. In the end, I was literally rushed out of the door after the meeting started 15 minutes late. It is disappointing to be led on a little with discussions of salary, start dates and general satisfaction with my background. I received a generic email several days later from Cielo explaining I was not qualified. No offer after four interviews seems like the hiring process might need some review. However, I would say those who actually interviewed me were very pleasant and professional.
Cielo has designed a diversity and inclusion certification program for our global employees. This program ensures that Cielo recruiters, talent acquisition coordinators and interview specialists have the critical skills and knowledge to support and advance clients’ D&I strategies.
As a leader in the RPO industry, Cielo possesses a unique opportunity to advance D&I hiring practices both internally and through the work it does with clients all over the world. The certification program follows Cielo earlier this year announcing that it had become the first RPO provider to commit to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, which shares information, generates ideas and develops programs to foster D&I across 70 industries and millions of employees globally.