Top Tips for Data Security in Recruitment

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In the recruitment industry you may be handling both personal data from candidates and confidential business information from your clients. Data security is key and is an important responsibility for any recruitment business. Here are 3 top tips to ensure you don’t fall short of expectations. Data Storage and Backup …

The Recruiter’s Guide to Professional Indemnity

Recruitment Agencies offer a specialist and professional service to their clients and candidates. Providing this service requires protection because if you make an error that leads to financial or reputational loss by either the client or candidate you might be liable. This is where Professional Indemnity insurance steps in… Professional ...

What is the new GLAA?

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The GLA (Gangmasters Licensing Authority) is a public body which regulates the supply of workers in the agricultural, horticultural and food processing industries. As of May 2017 the GLA has got a new name, powers and remit. The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has taken on the role previously …

Recruitment Contracts: A Brief Risk Management Guide

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The contract terms agreed between your recruitment agency and your client’s business define the services provided. However, these also determine the responsibilities and risks that each party will accept. Understanding these contracts and their implications is vital to your risk management. Your Contract Terms (Terms of Business) A recruitment agency …

What Insurance Might Recruiters Need?

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Recruitment agencies’ insurance requirements are similar to those of other businesses. However, as an organisation that provides professional services and may employ or place temporary workers, you may wish to arrange specialist insurance to protect against the risks associated to these activities. Whilst you may get adequate cover from a ‘standard’ …

The Risk Management Process for Recruitment Agencies

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Your recruitment agency should always keep a keen eye on risk management. Everything you do from sending a CV out to a client through to supplying temporary workers has inherent risk. Recruitment risk management involves identifying, addressing and planning around these risks in order to minimise risk and impact and …

Introduction to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for Recruitment Agencies

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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 was enacted to help combat modern slavery and requires some commercial organisations to produce statements outlining their efforts to fight modern slavery and to be transparent about their supply chains. But what does this mean for recruitment agencies? What is the Modern Slavery Act 2015? …

Building Your Recruitment Brand on Twitter

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This is a guest blog post by SSG's recruitment digital marketing expert, Lawrence O'Shea. SSG help motivated recruiters to become business owners; they launch and support your recruitment start-up. We're proud to work with SSG and cater for the insurance and risk management needs of their clients. Brand building is essential ...

What does the Ogden Rate change mean for you?

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The Ogden rate has been in this news throughout 2017 after a somewhat unexpected increase in March. But what is the Ogden rate and what impact might it have on your recruitment insurance premium? What is the Ogden rate? The Ogden rate (also known as the discount rate) is set …

GDPR: Impact on the Recruitment Industry

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We’ve all heard of GDPR (though if you haven’t, it is the General Data Protection Regulation) and read the dooming headlines spelling the end of recruitment as we know it. But how much of this is true? How much impact will the new data protection legislation have on the recruitment …

What do cyber-attacks mean for recruitment?

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2017 is undoubtedly an important year for the cyber-security industry. Awareness of and concern over cyber-attacks was growing (albeit slowly) until the devastating WannaCry ransomware infected hundreds of organisations and hundreds-of-thousands of computers hit in May. With cyber-security now at the forefront of many organisations’ minds, what does that mean ...

Recruitment Insurance and Claims Examples

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Recruitment Agencies require all the insurance that any other business or office may require. But they also need specialist insurance cover to protect them against the particular risks and insurance claims faced by the recruitment industry. We’re going to run through these specialist areas of cover, including Employer’s Liability, Public …

Do Recruitment Startups Need Insurance?

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When you’re starting your own recruitment business, you’re probably focused on finding clients, negotiating your way on to preferred supplier lists and building a database of candidates ready to cater for the all the roles you’re going to be asked to fill. You’re probably not thinking about startup insurance. Perhaps …

Top Recruitment Tips from the Pros!

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The Recruitment Industry is competitive and, for now, the market is candidate-driven. How can you differentiate your recruitment business from the competition and be heard above the noise? With the help of Recruitment Pros at Optima Recruitment, we’ve developed our ‘Top Tops for Sourcing Top Talent’ with a few insights …

Recruitment Risk Management [Infographic]

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Risk Management for the Recruitment Industry Recruitment Agencies should manage their risks, just like any other business. But there are particular risks that the recruitment industry faces that other businesses do not. Here's a break down of those risks. Slips & Trips As with any other business, employees or members ...

An Introduction to Insurance for the Recruitment Industry

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Recruitment Agencies make up a unique and vital part of the economy. However, in this ever more litigious world – and with a shrinking working-age population leading to more competition for jobs – how should recruitment agencies prepare for when things go wrong? In terms of insurance, you’d be forgiven ...

5 Productivity Tools for Recruitment Professionals

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Recruitment can be a high-pressure and intense industry with the potential for long hours packed full of work. It’s not all doom and gloom though; there are hundreds of time-saving and productivity boosting tools that can help busy recruitment professionals. Here’s our Top 5. If you work as part of ...

The Recruitment Industry in 2017

Brexit, Growth, Social Media, Competition, Legislation. 2017 is going to be a busy year for recruitment, one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. So, what can we expect from this year? Have a read and let us know your thoughts. We’ll add them to the blog! With 2017 ...

Recruiting with Social Media: Tips for 2017

Social recruiting is a phenomenon that has become well-established in recent years. The explosion of social media led to masses of relevant, personal and professional information being easily-accessible online. This has combined with the new ‘millennial’ employee, who “are like athletes joining professional teams, staying only as long as the ...

Grow Your Recruitment Business. But how?!

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Go Niche! Niche recruitment is the way to go. When you’re providing recruitment services within a niche market, you can establish your business with more ease. Being niche also makes it easier to get in the door with your new clients; they’re more inclined to talk to you if you’re …

Do Recruitment Agencies need Professional Indemnity insurance?

Whenever you offer your knowledge, skills and advice as a recruitment professional – whether self-employed or for a company – there is the potential for a compensation claim. If your client believes that the service you provided has led to financial loss or reputational damage, they can take legal action ...