Insurance for recruitment consultants

As a recruitment consultant you can't predict everything. For when events conspire against you, there's business insurance.

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Why consider business insurance?

As a recruitment consultant, your relationships and reputation are everything. Clients and candidates choose you because of your unrivalled network, your cool negotiating skills and above all, your discretion. So, if anything happens to threaten your hard-won standing in the market, you need to be prepared. That’s where business insurance can help.

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Disagreement and disputes

Recruitment involves numerous pitfalls that could lead to a legal claim against you. What if you miss something in a candidate's background check? Or a CV ends up where it shouldn't? If things turn nasty, you could face a lawsuit, with legal costs and compensation to pay. In that situation, professional indemnity cover (PI) will ensure you're protected. Plus, clients may insist you have it – so it could help you win business (or not lose it!)

GDPR ready

As a recruiter, you have access to extremely sensitive client and candidate data, which makes you a prime target for cyber-attacks and data breaches. And with the GDPR now in force, it's more important than ever to ensure it's safe, with fines of up to €20m or 4% of annual turnover for non-compliance. With cyber security insurance, you're protected for a breach of regulations (where insurable by law), your liability for handling data, plus system rectification costs, PR expenses and financial loss due to system downtime.

Keeping track of business and employment legislation can feel like a full-time job. With commercial legal protection, you're not only covered for any legal costs incurred - solicitors, barristers and expert witnesses for example - you'll also have access to day-to-day legal advice and tools. So, if you need help with drafting up a contract, or handling an employment dispute, we're on hand to guide you through.

Contents insurance

Whether you're based in a home office, your own premises or a flexible office space, the theft or damage of your property can be stressful and costly. But it doesn't have to be, with our office contents and portable equipment cover, which will replace your gear and have you back up and running in no time. And unlike many providers, being based in a co-working space is no problem.

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Digital Risks make insurance easy!

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Hassle-free insurance

Arrange your business insurance in minutes, by getting a quote and buying your policy online. No confusing forms or jargon, just plain English and a fast, seamless experience.

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Flexibility and growth

Our monthly subscription model gives you ultimate flexibility, with the option to cancel or change your cover at any time. No more annual contracts, it's insurance that grows with your business.

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Making a claim

Need to make a claim? With Digital Risks, it's a piece of cake. No outsourcing to third parties or lengthy delays, all claims are handled by our team personally and on a first-name basis.

We're rated excellent by our customers

Excellent value at an affordable monthly cost. I have not needed use the services. But its good to know I have the insurance there to allow me to get on with my work.

James, J. Black Photography

Flexible. simple, easy, immediate. As a busy freelancer I need flexibility to potentially change the policy month by month - very handy and a feature I didn't find with other providers.

Tim, Graphic Design Freelancer

Excellent service, and really lovely people. Completely understanding of small or start up businesses, and a willingness/ability to be flexible. I'm very happy.

Lorna, Magic Penny Gifts

A super slick interface and all around great experience. Thumbs up Digital Risks! Having spoken to a number of "large" insurers, the pricing I received from Digital Risks was much more competitively priced for "like for like" cover. Highly recommended.

Jonathan, Frello

Further reading

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Why is cybersecurity important?

To prevent your business from being a victim of third-party cyber attacks, there is a number of things you can do. Don't follow the wrong example - get your business covered.

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Small business workshops and training providers

While there’s a lot to be said for learning on the job, it certainly helps to have expert advice to fall back on, when starting a small business.

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Here are 25 of the best cybersecurity resources out there to stay up to date with the rapidly growing area.

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Our insurance products are underwritten by security with Standard & Poor's A-rated financial strength or higher. This means the insurer has been independently assessed by the world’s leading credit rating provider and found to have a strong capacity to meet financial commitments (pay claims).

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If you are a business with an annual turnover under £1m, charity with an annual income under £1m, or trust with net assets under £1m, then you will be entitled to compensation from the FSCS in the unlikely event we cannot meet our obligations. Full details and further information on the scheme are available at www.fscs.org.uk