Risk Management for Recruitment and Employment Agencies

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For both job-seeking individuals and employers looking to fill a vacant position within their organisation, the process of finding the ‘perfect fit’ can be a difficult one. While job seekers are eager to impress potential employers and either begin or continue their professional career journey, employers have to search through a pool of candidates to find an individual with the appropriate background, qualifications and skills to contribute to the success of their organisation.

That’s where you come in—recruitment or employment agencies like your organisation help alleviate the difficulties that job-seeking individuals and employers face throughout the hiring process. By acting as the ‘middleman’ between job seekers and employers, your agency allows individuals to find their ideal ...

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A Brief Guide on Temporary Recruitment Contract Terms

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The question of standard and non standard contracts is often a confusing one for Recruitment Agencies as it is not clear on what the insurance industry, are actually referring to and is often misinterpreted.

This guide will help provide you with a brief overview of standard and non-standard contracts from the perspective of insurance and risk management.

Overview

The main clause in any contractual agreement of interest to an insurer will be the liability clause as it enables them to work out the likelihood of a claim and possible claims costs.

Insurers will typically ask you if you use “standard or non-standard terms of business / contracts”, where standard contracts use a liability clause which passes all responsibility for ...

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Protecting Your Email

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Email has become a critical part of everyday business, from internal management to direct customer support. The benefits associated with email as a primary business tool far outweigh the negatives. However, businesses must be mindful that a successful email platform starts with basic principles of email security to ensure the privacy and protection of customer and business information.

Set up a spam email filter

It has been well documented that spam, phishing attempts and otherwise unsolicited and unwelcome email, accounts for more than 60% of all email that an individual or business receives. Email is the primary method for spreading viruses and malware. Consider using email-filtering services that your email service, hosting provider or other cloud providers ...

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Combatting CEO Fraud Email Scams

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Fraud and cyber-crime – which includes any criminal act dealing with computers and networks – are the most common criminal offences in the United Kingdom, according to the most recent data from the Office for National Statistics. In fact, approximately 8,000 people and companies report being the target of a phishing scam each month, which involves fraudsters accessing valuable personal and company data – such as usernames and passwords.

While there are several types of cyber-attacks that are considered to be phishing scams, the CEO fraud email scam (also knows as ‘bogus boss’, ‘whale phishing’, #insider spoofing’, company exec spam and business email compromise) can be the most expensive. Although the average loss is £35,000, ...

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Cyber Security Tips for Small Businesses

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High-profile cyber-attacks on companies such as Sony have raised awareness of the growing threat of cyber-crime. Recent surveys conducted by Symantec and other cyber-security organisations suggest that many small business owners are still operating under a false sense of security.

The statistics of these studies are grim: the vast majority of small businesses lack a formal internet security policy for employees, and only about halve have even rudimentary cyber security measures in place. Furthermore, only about a quarter of small business owners have had an outside party test their computer systems to ensure they are hacker proof, and nearly 40% do not have their data backed up in more than one location.

Don’t Equate Small ...

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PARN & PIB Insurance Brokers Announce Partnership

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PARN & PIB Insurance Broker Partnership

PIB Insurance Brokers (PIB) are delighted to be the appointed by the Professional Associations Research Network (PARN) as their exclusive insurance partner.

PIB are a growing insurance broker bringing together outstanding individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the insurance market. Founded in 2014, we offer a range of insurance services building strong, sustainable relationships.

PIB have been briefed by PARN to provide PARN and its membership with:

  • Updates on changes within the insurance market
  • A raised awareness of insurance products that enable associations to mitigate risk
  • Updates on regulation changes that affect insurance and risk management
  • Free insurance reviews to associations’ own insurance programmes
  • Free affinity insurance programme reviews for associations’ existing affinity schemes
  • Reviews ...
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How to mitigate the impact of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

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From April 1st 2018, landlords of commercial and residential properties may have to carry out energy efficency improvement works before they are permitted to grant a new lease or renew or extend an existing lease.

With further changes to come in April 2020 and April 2023, PIB’s Renewable Energy team have put together a document focussing on Insurance Solutions to mitigate MEES in Commercial Buildings from 1st April 2018. Click the link below to read more:

MEES Technical Bulletin

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Innovations in Employee Benefits Solutions

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At PIB we specialise in supporting organisations who want to formulate an effective employee benefits scheme.

Our employee benefits team are a consultancy delivering innovative advice, products and services across all areas of reward. Their belief is that a well-designed and communicated employee benefits programme can be a vital business tool, assisting with recruitment, retention and incentivisation and in shaping organisational culture.

The team have developed a thought leadership piece on the innovations in employee benefits solutions. Click through to our article Innovations in Employee Benefits Solutions. to read more.

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Thistle Insurance Services Rebranded to PIB Insurance Brokers

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As you may be aware, Thistle Insurance Services became part of the PIB Group on 30th December 2016 and have been working hard on how we can improve our services to clients. As part of these improvements, in September, we re-branded our business as PIB Insurance Brokers.

Over the coming weeks you may see some further brand changes. These won’t affect the way in which your policy is handled or the office or personnel you deal with. The only change you will see is that some of our products will be renamed from Thistle Insurance Services and will now operate under the name PIB Insurance Brokers, and we now have a new website!

If we are currently ...

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