Terms and conditions are often one of the most neglected areas of a company’s operational ambit. At best, they receive a cursory glance. At worst, they are totally ignored. This is not a shameless plug to instruct lawyers but a necessary reminder to dust off your off-line and online terms, particularly if you are in the recruitment sector. It’s not that the recruitment sector gets it any more wrong than any other sector but rather it remains crucially important to have an effective back stop when things go awry.
Below are a few tips on what to look out for or remind yourself of when reviewing existing terms or contemplating a wholesale revision.
It is difficult in any blog post to effectively cover all of the traps and nuances in this area. This is not us ducking the issue but rather every business will be slightly different and therefore providing a universal set of terms is difficult. If this has caused you to think then perhaps now is a good time to review your terms then the above guide should hopefully provide a useful starting point.