Agency circumventing low Blue Board score
Thread poster: Terence Noonan

Terence Noonan  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:33
German to English
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Jun 10, 2014

I noticed this today on the jobs board for the ZH-EN pair. The company has an average score of well under 3 over the last 12 months, but in the current job ad there is no mention of any score. Indeed, the job board explicitly indicates that there is "no record", as the posting PM's profile is not linked to the main company account. I have taken a screenshot of the ad should there be any uncertainty about what I am referring to.

From proz's promotional materials (http://www.proz.com/membership):

"Members have full access to the Blue Board database (with translator feedback) of over 15,000 outsourcers. Many ProZ.com members have seen a return on their membership investment simply because they used the Blue Board to avoid an undesirable outsourcer."

Are some companies allowed to circumvent the risk management system which we pay money to access, or is this simply an oversight on the part of the staff admins?

[Edited at 2014-06-10 03:15 GMT]

[Edited at 2014-06-10 03:18 GMT]


 

Diana Obermeyer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:33
Member (2013)
German to English
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submit a support request Jun 10, 2014

They're not allowed to circumvent it, but some try. Just submit a report request and staff will link the profiles swiftly.

 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 05:33
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Are you serious??? Jun 10, 2014

Terence Noonan wrote:
Are some companies allowed to circumvent the risk management system which we pay money to access, or is this simply an oversight on the part of the staff admins?


Do you really suspect that some companies are allowed to circumvent the risk management system which we pay money to access?


 

Maria Kopnitsky  Identity Verified
United States
Member (2011)
Bengali to Chamorro
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Thanks for reporting this Jun 10, 2014

Thanks for reporting this, Terence. This was indeed an oversight on staff's part, as the job was posted by a new profile that had not yet been affiliated with that company's Blue Board record.

The job and the poster have now been linked to that record.

I'd also like to mention that the support center may be the best channel for reports like this one, so the specific job can be mentioned and staff can take immediate action.

I hope this explains, but please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Maria


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 05:33
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Never! Jun 10, 2014

Terence Noonan wrote:
Are some companies allowed to circumvent the risk management system which we pay money to access, or is this simply an oversight on the part of the staff admins?

It is also our duty as users to report these issues. The administrators cannot be reasonably expected to check and compare all profiles immediately, although I think they have some automatic tools that help them. This control is something that we the users can easily do, by the force of sheer numbers.


 


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