The primary way most websites do this is through their SSL Certificates. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) allows you to authenticate a website’s identity and create an encrypted connection between the site and the user. The certificate signifies the fact that the website is safe and trustworthy. Secure use of SSL on the website is shown by the familiar padlock icon in the browser bar and the domain name starting with https://. Something your users will have come to expect.
A great recruitment website isn’t just about the things your users can see: the amazing content, the brilliant user experience or the ease of applying to jobs. It’s also about the things that your users don’t see. The SEO algorithms that help you land exactly where you want on the site. The speed of page loading. And the security processes that make sure your visitors are safe from cyberattacks and data breaches.
In effect, this encryption prevents hackers from attempting to read the data transmitted as it’s being sent between two connections (usually the domain host — you — and the user). This data must be kept secure for a recruitment website, where you might expect to deal with such sensitive information as a candidate’s personal details — or sometimes — a client’s. An SSL certificate is essential for any website that requires login details and personal information.
SSL certificates then are a way of ensuring that your user data remains secure — it goes without saying that if users don’t feel they can trust a recruiter with their personal data, then that recruiter will struggle to grow their standing. After all, so much of recruitment is about the personal touch and conveying information effectively and securely.
The risks of not having an SSL certificate:
- You are more open to a data breach — and with it, a loss of trust from your customer base, hefty fines, or a site outage
- sites without SSL certificates also rank lower when it comes to SEO
- search engines rightly see such safety as an important measure.
There are, however, many different types of certificates, providing different protections, with various requirements for each, whether that’s a domain-validated SSL or an Extended Validated SSL. Who knows, maybe a Wildcard SSL certificate is what you need?
Is your head spinning from all this tech jargon?
Well, that’s where FXRecruiter comes in. We include SSL Certificates as part of our packages. Meaning you won’t have to worry about it. Our brilliant developers will simply handle that for you. You can rest easy knowing that your client and candidate data is secure.
FXRecruiter can help grow your recruitment business in many ways, but wherever you take your business, excellent security infrastructure is always going to be vital. We have packages to suit all budgets and drive your competitive advantage forward. Simply call us on 08000 199737 or click here.
We’ve talked about this for a few years now. These days SSL has moved from ‘nice to have, to ‘pretty much essential’ https://reversedelta.com/2017/01/16/site-use-https/