Altus Jobs, LLC ("Altus") is a staffing company, operating and conducting business under a clever Ponzi-like scheme, using deceptive methods and practices to intentionally create turnover with certain companies causing vacancies at those company workplaces, meanwhile, simultaneously taking advantage of the very vacancy it creates to obtain new business and subsequently render staffing service needed to replace the very vacancy created.
Altus will charge a employee/company up to 25% of the new employee's first year salary for its services. This fee is paid on a one-time, lump sum basis, usually 30-60 days after the start date of a new hire which Altus is responsible for finding. This is industry practice. Altus, however, by and through its employees, under alias name(s) and false identities, will immediately “poach” or solicit the same employees to work at a competitor company once fully paid. Unbeknownst to the company/employers, this creates a cycle of turnover for the employer/company and consequently a financial hardship for the costs associated with and fees associated with the need to replace employees and pay for such services.
More specifically, upon commencing employment with Altus, each employee is given two (2) separate profiles comprising of two (2) names, two (2) phone numbers and two (2) email addresses. One profile is legitimate and reflects the actual individual employee working for Altus . The other set is illegitimate, and is a fake identity, with an alias name and email address. The alias name and false identity allows the employee of Altus to remain anonymous and unknown under the disguise of a competitor staffing company so that when they "poach" or solicit employees from their own clients, the client does not know who it is. The fake company alias name(s) and domain names are either owned by Altus Jobs, LLC or its principal owner, Saum Sharifi. These aliases are known to be:
"Titan Search Group" (@titansearchgroup.com); and
"Blackridge Recruiting" (@blackridgerecruiting.com).
Altus Jobs, LLC has been conducting this business practice for several years, targeting high-end engineering and architecture firms, nation-wide.
Also, it should be known that Altus Jobs, LLC is currently being sued by a former employee, Matthew Dione, as a pro se litigant, in Seminole County, Florida, Case No.: 2017-CA-002441 under § 448.102 Violation of Retaliatory Discharge Statute, after being fired for refusing to take stimulants such as Adderall and cocaine at the suggestion of Saum Sharifi himself in order to enhance work performance in the work place.
Reason of review: Poor customer service.
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.