The Recruitment and Employment Confederation is a membership organisation dedicated to constantly improving recruitment practice in the UK by setting standards and measuring them in annual Compliance Tests. As a Corporate Member of the REC, Apps IT has a strong focus on delivering a professional service to all those it interacts with. This is driven from Board Level with one of the founding Directors delivering Induction training for all new starters.
The REC is also a recognised awarding organisation, and all members of the Board hold an approved REC qualification or similar professional HR qualification. The annual REC Compliance test focusses heavily on current employment legislation and recruitment best practice. In the latest Compliance Test, in December 2015, Apps IT was one of the highest scorers in the UK with a score of 97%.
Investors In People
IIP is an internationally recognised award, which Apps IT successfully achieved in 2007 and has maintained and built on since. The standards are measured through a rigorous assessment methodology and ensure that those awarded the IIP accreditation are effective at leading, supporting and managing people to ensure continued business success.
As well as ensuring all new starters complete a structured Induction program, Apps IT provides on-going support and development ensuring everyone has the right skills to meet their Objectives effectively.
Apps IT was one of the first recruitment businesses in the UK to become an Oracle Partner, back in 2002 and since then became one of the first to be recognised as a Gold Oracle Partner and is testament to our extensive product knowledge and specialisation.
Apps IT GDPR Statement-
Your Personal Data:
What we need:
Apps IT Ltd will be what’s known as the ‘Data Controller’ of the personal data you provide to us. We only collect basic personal data; this includes a copy of your CV, name, address, email and contact numbers etc. Upon the securing of a contract or permanent position via Apps IT we will need to collect further information such as (but not limited to) banking details, LTD company details, VAT certificate and proof of identity. Upon securing a placement, we may also need to share your name, address, email and telephone numbers with the Client who has secured your services along with possible government departments such as HMRC.
Why we need it:
As an IT recruitment agency, Apps IT will need to know your basic personal data in order to keep in regular contact regarding potential roles, we will also need to have an updated and accurate copy of your CV should you consent to Apps IT helping you find employment. We will not collect any personal data from you that could be viewed as unnecessary or inappropriate.
What we do with it:
Any personal data we process is then hosted on a single secure UK server, only Apps IT staff has access to this data (note this includes staff in our USA and Canadian branches). No 3rd parties have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so. We have a data protection regime in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data including firewall, antivirus and messagelabs email security. Any physical documentation provided is stored in locked secure cabinets within a locked and alarmed office.
How long we keep it:
Upon a successful placement we are required under UK tax law to keep your basic personal data (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of six years. If we are no longer in regular contact at that point the data will then be destroyed.
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the server database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.
What are your rights?
You have both the right to request for Apps IT to erase any and all personal data of yours at any time, and the right to view a copy of your personal data that Apps IT has stored at any time. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Our Data Protection Officer is Kevin Houghton and you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org based at our operating and registered address – Compass House, 30-36 East Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1QU