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Recruitment Process Outsourcing: How safe is your data?


Recruitment Process Outsourcing: How safe is your data?

Data security, which also comprises of personal information privacy, will always be a worry for companies and individuals wanting to outsource their work.  But with the benefits of reduced cost, improved efficiency and, in some cases, the increased expertise of outsourcing comes a need to provide outsourcers with access to some of our most sensitive corporate data assets. The increased cybersecurity threats pose increasingly more difficult challenges and exposure in managing data privacy and security risks. The data risk problem is a Catch 22 situation: If you cannot protect your data, you put your business at risk. But if you constrain the use of data too much, you can paralyse the outsourcing effort and your business.

At QX Recruitment Services, we fully understand the dilemma of the companies willing to outsource their work and strive to constantly update our security parameters. This activity reaffirms that our policies and procedures are in accordance with international requirements and knowing that their data security and privacy will not be tampered with provides a huge sense of relief to our clients.

Rock-solid security of your data

Security and quality management system

We have achieved certification from the globally recognised ISO 27001:2013 for our information security management system and ISO 9001:2015 for our quality management system, clearly demonstrating our commitment to process effectiveness and data security.

Cyber Essentials Plus

QX has received Cyber Essentials Plus certification. Cyber Essentials is the UK government-backed scheme to help businesses protect themselves against cyber threats. The higher level of assurance which QX has achieved included the Certification Body testing that the five key data controls (boundary firewall and gateways, secure configuration, access control, malware protection and patch management) are working in practice by simulating basic hacking and phishing attacks.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The QX team has been working hard to ensure that our clients and our business are prepared for GDPR before May 2018. We have an internal Data Protection Officer (DPO) who is an IBITG certified GDPR practitioner to ensure we are GDPR ready ourselves.

256-bit SSL encryption

Our web servers and browsers rely on SSL protocol that provides an extra layer of protection.  Our data storage infrastructure uses the highest encryption standards available, including bank-grade 256-bit SSL encryption which ensure that your data is always secure during any interaction over the public Internet.

Data security from the ground up

QX operates a best-in-class standard for information security that ensure appropriate safety controls are in place to securely protect clients’ critical information and intellectual property.

We follow information security guidelines such as:

  • Access cards and biometric login for all employees
  • Confidential, non-disclosure agreements signed by each employee
  • Data access restrictions to authorised users only
  • All methods of data transfers to external sources are controlled
  • SSL secure network and electronic locks on every access
  • Anti-virus software
  • 24x7 CCTV monitoring
  • Regular security audits
  • Locker facility

Physical security and data backups

All your data is stored in highly secure, access-limited servers with several layers of security, including PIN number restrictions, video camera surveillance, security breach alarms and 24x7 secured access.To prevent a single failure from causing data loss we take a regular backup of your data. Thus, in case of any loss of data due to power surge, hardware failure or natural disaster, your information will be safe and your records can be quickly restored.

Information security is critical for every company and organisation. At QX we take data security and confidentiality very seriously and have world-class infrastructure and robust procedures in place to protect your critical information from unauthorised access.

If you believe we can assist in your resourcing activities, please email for a confidential and no commitment discussion or give us a call on +44 845 838 2462.      


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