In 2019, there were nearly 1,500 data breaches in the United States alone. Some of those were large corporations, while others were small businesses. If that proves anything, it’s that no matter the size of your company, it’s crucial to take preventative, proactive steps to put a stop to cybersecurity threats.
The data client data collected during the recruitment process should be handled with the utmost care by hiring managers and recruiters alike. While having a security system in place for your network is important, it’s not going to be enough. In order to protect yourself, your agency, and your clients, it’s important to go the extra mile on security.
If you’ve never considered hiring an IT professional for your recruitment business, now is the time. Your business may need outside help, so bringing in someone who has IT experience can help to keep your records safe, so you can continue to grow in your success.
Still not convinced? Let’s look at three reasons why your recruitment agency should be utilizing an IT professional.
1. They Are Always Available
When you hire the right IT service to work for you, you’ll never have to worry about any “downtime” with your network. If anything crashes or isn’t working properly, you can contact your IT professional any time to come fix it. One of the worst problems a business can have is going “dark” with their website or internal systems. When you work with an IT service, that will never happen.
2. You Can Learn More About Data
IT professionals aren’t just there to fix your problems and move on. They are often very passionate about what they do, and willing to teach you as much as possible about how to keep your systems and networks safe.
An experienced IT professional can help you to learn more about backing up your data, or cloud monitoring best practices, so you’ll always be in the know about the workflow going on in the cloud. No IT service wants to see your business struggle because of technology or cybersecurity issues, so don’t be afraid to ask them for help or advice, as needed.
3. You’ll Save Money
By outsourcing an IT service, you’ll end up saving your business a lot of money. You either will pay a monthly fee to the service, or pay them as often as they’re needed instead of hiring a full-time employee.
You can also save money (and potentially your entire business) since IT professionals are there to keep your data and information safe. If you lost that information or had a major problem with your network, you could end up spending thousands of dollars, and perhaps even facing legal troubles from clients or customers. That can easily cause your business to fold – but it’s also easy to avoid with the right professional on your side.
If you’re still on the fence over whether you should hire an IT professional for your recruitment business, the choice is clear. Keep your client data safe this year, and as your recruitment agency moves forward. The right IT service can help to bring your systems into the future so you don’t have to worry about things like breaches or losing important information.