Resume privacy is a growing concern and a hot topic of discussion here at On Line Recruitment. Resumes are a confidential document containing detailed information about their owner, so it goes without saying that they should be treated with the care and respect they deserve.
Some Recruitment Agencies are more responsible than others, and it’s important that you ask the right questions of your agency to ensure your privacy isn’t being breached. Here’s what you need to know about resume confidentiality.
Resume Confidentiality: It Matters
When you engage a recruitment agency, it’s important to ask them their policy on resume confidentiality. For example, you could ask whether their recruitment consultants request a candidate’s permission prior to sending out resumes to a third party. Never be afraid to let them know how you would like your personal information handled, and you can also state on your resume ‘not to be circulated without my permission’ or ‘strictly confidential’
The best way to get the most out of recruitment service is to work exclusively with one agency. Signing up with multiple agencies doesn’t double or triple your chances of success. However, it does mean that you increase your risk of your privacy being breached and losing control of your job search. Multiple recruitment agencies sending out your resume for the same role is not a good look!
The role of a recruitment agency is to offer a professional and trusted service to both jobseekers and employers. While there are no specific regulations applying to recruitment agencies in Australia, privacy laws are still relevant when it comes to how personal information is managed. Before signing on with a recruitment agency, make sure they aren’t just resume flickers. You want a team of professionals who offer a valuable service to those looking for work and businesses looking for employees.
Confidential Recruitment In Nowra
Whether you are a job seeker or a business, there is clearly a great deal of information which you will be sharing with us. We understand that much of this information will be private and is meant to be kept confidential. Our recruitment team is committed to the protection of your personal information and your business information. You can rest assured that your details are always kept highly confidential and only accessed by staff who have had training in dealing with sensitive matters, documents, and information. Additionally, we’ll only share as much of your business details with potential candidates as you would prefer us to (some companies may choose to seek employees on an “under-wraps” basis). Get in touch with On Line Recruitment in Nowra and experience the difference.