As a recruitment agency we shall only collect, retain and use your personal data with your permission. We may do this in the following way:
a) When you apply for a specific position we are advertising via our website or a job board.
b) When you submit your C.V. to us through email via [email protected].
c) When you email a consultant directly via email or LinkedIn.
d) When you provide a business card from a face to face meeting.
e) When we contact you directly, as a consequence of sourcing your details via LinkedIn or an external C.V. database.
f) When we request or accept connection to you via LinkedIn.
We will use your retained contact details to ensure you receive the best personalised service from us:
a) To qualify your suitability and inform you about job opportunities with our clients.
b) To ask you to provide an update to your employment status, should there have been a lapse of time of contact between us.
We shall store your personal data for a maximum of 36 months, upon every new engagement with us; after this period we shall remove all personal data held. Engagement refers to any of the following:
a) If you apply for a job that we subsequently present you for with a client, (whether you are selected for interview or not).
b) If you are a registered candidate with us and submit an updated C.V. / advise us of any changes to personal data.
c) If you apply for a job that we do not shortlist you for but for which we ask your permission to retain and register your details.
d) You inform us you are not currently open to hearing about opportunities but we can continue to retain your personal data.
e) If you connect to a member of our team via LinkedIn.
We shall only retain personal data that is relevant to recruitment as follows:
a) Contact details – examples being telephone numbers, email addresses, Skype contact and home address.
b) Professional / career profiles including job titles and companies.
c) Qualifications – Some jobs have a legitimate reason to request candidates with professional qualifications to enable them to fulfil the role.
d) Native / fluent languages spoken – Some jobs have a legitimate reason to request candidates who can speak additional languages to be able to communicate with customers or clients.
e) Nationality – Some jobs have a legitimate reason to request candidates who are eligible to work within the UK without restriction.
f) Current salary, benefits and remuneration expectations. We use this information to enable us to approach the correct level of candidates for roles, so that we are not inundating candidates with positions that will not match their personal requirements.
Who we share your personal data with:
b) We will share candidate’s personal data to clients, only once we have spoken to you about a position and you have given us your permission to present your CV and application. Additionally you will have confirmed that no other recruitment agency has already assisted you to engage with our client in the last 6 months. We expect transparency from candidates from the onset of presenting a position to them and for you to notify us if you are aware of a position already. We also expect that candidates do not approach a client direct about a vacancy that has been introduced to the candidate by STS. Should this situation arise, STS will advise the client in writing that STS made the initial introduction and therefore the candidate is represented by STS as their recruitment agency.
Where we process personal data and store this to:
a) Personal data is only processed by STS staff.
b) Personal data is stored electronically with every action taken to minimise risk of a breach of protection with regards to security. Should a breach occur, we have a procedure in place and will endeavour to inform candidates, clients or suppliers at the earliest point and within a maximum of 72 hours.
a) At any point of engagement with us, you have the right to withdraw consent, request for us to delete, update or amend any personal data we hold on you. We would endeavour to do this within 14 days of notification
b) At any point of engagement with us you can request that we share all personal data we hold about you in a clear format. We will endeavour to do this within 14 days of your written request. Contact [email protected] with the subject “Personal Data Request” if you wish to request this.
b) Should you be a previously registered candidate with us and wish to update / amend any personal data or submit a new C.V. to us, please send this directly to [email protected]
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Last updated 23/06/21. For further details E-mail: [email protected]