Candidates Can Now Leave Ratings For Recruiters Online

Not quite an “uberization” movement, but now you can be rated for your services as a recruiter. Treat a candidate well, five stars for you. Spam a candidate, one star! Completed is a newish professional networking website that wants to make it easier to rate and rank, not just recruiters, but all business professionals. It’s a hybrid between LinkedIn, Yelp, Uber, Glassdoor and Angie’s List. The main difference is that you are rating people, not companies. According to TechCrunch, the Silicon Valley startup wants to use these ratings to disrupt both hiring and career development.

“Constructive criticism of employee performance is extremely valuable. It creates accountability, which can be influential for career development and hiring,” Michael Zammuto, CEO of Completed said in an interview with TechCrunch. The website, which went public yesterday, currently has over 150,000 people in its database. Completed might be familiar to some readers. The site has seen a few different updates and versions over the past few years.

Searching on the site is still a bit cumbersome. Since the site is still growing, individuals in talent and acquisition are scarce. A quick search in Google revealed that only about a dozen recruiters have been reviewed: (recruiter OR recruiting)

The same search logic can be applied to other positions, making this website a potential gold mine for sourcing.

“We’re extremely excited to officially launch Completed. Professionals will finally be able to be rewarded for good work and have a chance to get constructive feedback to improve,” Zammuto says, describing his new company as an enabler of “a true Meritocratic Society.”

It’s too early to predict the success of this website. Recruiters and sourcers alike should take its presence seriously. Recruiters can no longer afford the power that candidates have through social media outlets like Completed and other organizations like the Talent Board through its Candidate Experience Awards and Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals.

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It’s not a secret that candidate experience needs improvement. Take a look at some the recent comments about recruiters on Twitter.

Negative reviews and general trolling have the potential to be an issue with any website that opens itself up to public reviews on other people. Since the launch, TechCrunch has reported that it has managed to prevent some of the challenges with which other rating-style companies have struggled. On its website, Completed does advertise “a strict anti-cyberbullying policy that prohibits harassing, threatening, embarrassing and targeting reviews.”  There’s also a mechanism in place where users can interact with reviewers to ask questions or resolve feedback they feel is unfair or biased.

For now, it will be entertaining to watch this website grow. It has a strong potential to be an excellent resource for recruiters to find talent and for candidates to turn around a rate their experience with that recruiter.



Shannon Pritchett is the editor of SourceCon. As a lifelong student in the recruitment industry, Shannon is passionate about improving it. Shannon has a diverse background in training, sourcing, international recruitment, full desk recruiting, coaching, and journalism. Shannon got her start in the recruitment industry at Vanderbilt University and later worked as a Senior Recruiter for Internal Data Resources and Community Health Systems, Social Media Recruitment Ambassador for T-Mobile USA, Director of Recruiting for Moxy, Trainer with AIRS, and last as a Manager of Global Sourcing and Training for ManpowerGroup Solutions RPO.


7 Comments on “Candidates Can Now Leave Ratings For Recruiters Online

  1. Shannon Great article, but I couldn’t help myself and had to test a “best” string: dentist (best OR awesome OR excellent OR great OR excellent)

    You can pull results, which means this can also may be another source to find talent (once they build up a network). Will definitely be watching….

  2. This was upsetting when I first read it because I hate anonymous review sites (if you feel that strongly, let yourself be known) but now I’m thinking the best part about this is that you can turn around and rate whoever rated you. Got a candidate that ghosted you after you presented them to a hiring manager/client? Got one that backs out on an offer after using your offer to work their employer for more money? Got one that takes offense to their skills being questioned and writes a dishonest review? Review them! This site is a very slippery slope.

    1. Each review has to be approved before it appears and in addition to that, once you complete your profile in the network you’ll be able to remove the anonymous reviews from your profile wall 🙂

  3. Nice article Shannon, It really important to make public about recruiter behaviour because that also reflects the culture of organisation. Well we at MorgenAll already doing the same but in offline to provide best service. Do check our service. Thank you.

  4. Team,
    We have launched This platform will give you ability to rate recruiters , companies, clients, vendors and share the same with the people whom you trust. Nobody can troll on people and all reviews and ratings are coming from TRUSTED people.

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