Quote from DeLana_RN
Hi, I need some advice for a friend of mine. She has just found out from a nurse recruiter that her last two managers marked her as "ineligible for rehire". In both cases, she did not expect this at all.
The recruiter (of the same large hospital) indicated that this applied only to these managers' respective units and did not preclude her from consideration for other positions in the hospital; however, she hasn't been able to even get an interview.
My question: Can potential employers ask whether someone is eligible for rehire (I think, yes, but I'm not sure). Also, this being the case, have any of you been in this position and been able to get your former managers to change this status? If so, how?
Thank you very much for any advice or insight.
I can tell you now that yes, they can ask, and yes an employer can answer that question.
It is a MYTH that they cannot.
However...most employers CHOOSE NOT TO DISCLOSE a former employee's rehire status due to potential liability.
That is why former employers choose to do "date and position only" disclosure unless the termination was something more serious, such as diverting meds, etc.
People sometimes get this confused with the fact that an employer cannot legally disclose the informatin...but that is a myth that has been going around for so long people think that it is true.
However, since this is YOU and not your friend posting the question: I can understand ONE manager getting an ego and putting her down for ineligible for rehire...anyone can have a personality conflict...but two managers? She needs to look at what she is doing wrong...b/c you only know what she tells you.