Recruiters constantly leave themselves open to disagreements with clients. Unfortunately, in our litigious society, when a disagreement arises, clients are less inclined to solve disputes amicably. Instead, they’re far more likely to pursue compensation through legal means. And, if you aren’t properly covered, a lawsuit can be a financial nightmare for your business. Despite your best efforts to vet candidates, provide sound guidance and make the right decisions on behalf of your clients, the smallest mistakes can rack up massive legal bills and tarnish your firm’s reputation.
Here’s why the top recruiters and recruiting agencies protect themselves with professional liability insurance.
An accusation of negligence can happen to anyone
Regardless of effort or fault, if the proposed candidate doesn’t work out, you could find yourself at the receiving end of a lawsuit. As a professional recruiter, we know that you do your very best to rigorously vet your candidates. Unfortunately, some things are beyond your control. Candidates have been known to exaggerate the truth and at times, misrepresent themselves and their abilities. If this happens, you could find yourself in a legal battle defending accusations of negligence or inadequate work. It’s absolutely imperative that you protect yourself and your business. Lawsuits are costly and have been known to bankrupt companies.
An accidental breach of confidentiality
It could be as simple as forwarding a document to the wrong email address and in the process, exposing sensitive client information to a third party. Or discussing private details without realizing someone is listening to you. Your firm is constantly tasked with handling private information and so, the slightest mistake could instantly cause damage to your client. In this case, the client would have every right to take legal action against you.
Peace of mind – for you and your clients
At the end of the day, you’re a service provider and you dispense advice. Like any business that consults and advises, you need to provide your clients with peace of mind, assuring them that you can deliver, as promised. A Professional Insurance Policy eases any fears your clients – and potential clients – may have about losing time and money over mistakes that you, or your candidates, might make. As well, selfishly speaking, knowing that you have the proper coverage to mitigate any costly lawsuits, will help you sleep better
So, here’s the good news:
Finding the right coverage is easy – and quicker than you might think
Finding a plan that fits your needs has never been simpler. Ensurco’s Staffguard Advantage is a plan designed specifically for your business. In today’s business world the risk of lawsuits is growing. You need a plan tailored to fit your unique requirements. With Staffguard Advantage, your physical assets, general liability and professional liability, are all taken care of!
Learn more about this plan, exclusive to the Canadian staffing industry, at https://ensurco.ca/Insurance/Staffguard