The Global Recruiter Compliance Survey 2018

Welcome to The Global Recruiter’s compliance survey 2018 and thanks for taking the time to complete these questions. This survey will only take a couple of minutes, thanks for helping us to shape the future of the recruitment industry.

The object of this survey is to produce a high-level view over compliance activities and their impact on the recruitment industry. The results of this survey will be featured in the forthcoming Compliance Special Issue of The Global Recruiter published in March.

The results will also be shared across the industry in order to inform future compliance initiatives and to help industry bodies and other organisations create and develop compliance frameworks which are fit for purpose and practical for recruitment businesses.

Naturally, all responses will be treated confidentially and only the resulting overall figures will be published.


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Job title:
Email address:
A bit about your organisation:

Which of the following are you? Please tick below *


What size is your company? *


Do you have international offices? *


Do you place talent internationally? *


1. Which organisations and suppliers do you use as part of your compliance activity? Please state below. *


2. Which areas of compliance are dealt with in your recruiting process (both internally or through an external source)? (Please tick all that apply) *


3. Which compliance related activity takes up the most amount of your time every month?(Please tick all that apply) *


4. How much time per week do you estimate is taken up with understanding compliance and updating/ensuring your systems are compliant? *


5. How is compliance managed in your business? (Please tick all that apply) *


6. Which resources do you depend on to ensure you are up to date with compliance issues? Please tick all that apply *


7. How easy is it to ensure your supply chain partners are compliant? *


8. How do you feel about the amount of compliance activity required from the recruitment sector? *


9. Do you think compliance standards are sufficiently monitored and those not meeting the standard penalised sufficiently? *


10. Who do you think should be responsible for upholding standards and penalizing those who do not meet them? (Please tick all that apply) *


11. In the last 12 months, how disruptive has it been to your business to meet new compliance standards? *


12a. Do you 'skills test' your candidates? *


12b. If yes, how is this carried out? (Please tick all that apply)


13. Are your candidates excluded from being placed if they are not compliant? *


14. Are your processes GDPR ready? *


15. Are your technology systems adequate for the demands of GDPR? *


16. How challenging will it be to ensure GDPR compliance throughout the supply chain? *


17. Are you making plans to deal with 'off payroll' in the private sector? *


18. Do you view compliance as a hinderance or an opportunity to create high levels of service? *


19. Which of these orders best reflects how your clients prioritize compliance - from most to least important: *