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By supplying your CV to The Industry Club we are receiving personal data from you. We are required to hold and use this data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and will ensure your data is processed in line with its requirements.

As you are supplying us your CV in the pursuit of a job we hold your CV for this purpose, which will include work on your behalf to find you the right job. We will hold your information for up to 6 years as we know that our candidates usually change jobs within that timeframe and that gives us the opportunity to advise you when suitable roles become available.

Our legal basis for this processing is something called Legitimate Interest, which means we believe you would be expecting to hear from us when we have relevant job opportunities to discuss with you. This is always done as a very personal, handpicked service. You always have the chance to request we delete your details. You can do this, and request any other information on how we process your data, by emailing: info@theindustryclub.co.uk.

Whilst we are pursuing a specific job role for you we will need to take some identity information, such as your passport details and other possible ID details. We do this in accordance with requirements placed on us by our clients to validate your identity and ensure your right to work. We will obtain your consent for this processing at the time we collect it.

If you would prefer we did not hold your details on record, further to a submission of your CV for a specific job, then please email us at info@theindustryclub.co.uk.

If you are intending on being engaged through a limited company, be it a personal service or umbrella company, then we provide this privacy information as matter of reference for you. Our basis for ongoing processing will be the contract between us and that company. You will need to ensure, independently, that you are comfortable with how your personal data will be processed as an employee of that personal service or umbrella company.

For full information of how we keep your personal data secure and on your rights, please review our comprehensive privacy notice, which is available here:
https://theindustryclub.co.uk/privacy/

Please note, that for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation, The Industry Club will be the data controller. The Industry Club is a trading name of The Work Club London Limited (Company number 07481831).

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Deadline approaching: Campaign’s 50 Best Places to Work

By Jo Petroccia     

Have you highlighted 5 October on your calendar? If you haven’t – and you want to be recognised as a great employer – do it right now. It’s the deadline for taking part in Campaign magazine’s 50 Best Places to Work 2019 survey and awards (in partnership with The Industry School).

Competition among marketing and advertising agencies to attract and retain top talent these days is fierce. And employers are starting to realise that free brekkers, pizza days and table football are no longer the ‘We’re so 21st century’ differentiators they once were.

In fact, they’re not even unique to our industry. Across UK Plc, the smoothie maker and weekly fresh produce delivery are rapidly supplanting the workplace microwave as employers fall over each other to demonstrate how down with Gen Zers and Millennials they are.

Delicious, no doubt, but too many employers are still missing the key point. Sure, people like a touchy feely side to their job, but what they really want – especially in our industry – is to futureproof their skills and competencies.

They know that things move fast and that skills crucial today could be irrelevant tomorrow. More than kitchen goodies and offline games, they want development opportunities geared to their career aspirations.

Look at the recruitment messaging of any serious agency and you’ll see evidence of this. Bespoke personal development programmes, show and tell meetings, mentoring, CPD (continuing professional development) plans and training are the carrots successful recruiters are now dangling in front of people they want to employ.

And they work.

This matters if you want to make it into Campaign’s 50 Best Places to Work because three quarters of your score will come from an engagement and satisfaction survey conducted among your staff.

This is where we come in. The Industry School exists for no other reason than to support personal development in the creative communications industry. Alongside project management, resource management, digital delivery, print production and creativity workshops, we can work with you to create bespoke training events and mentoring programmes.

As well as the top 50, the survey also names the top five companies in three categories: large companies, medium companies and small companies. So it doesn’t matter if you work for a startup, a growing agency or an industry behemoth – you’re in with a chance, so long as your business is an ad agency, an ad-tech firm, a media company or the marketing division of a brand.

Now is the time to register for Campaign’s 50 Best Places to Work 2019. If this edition comes round too soon for you, it’s a good time to start plotting your assault on next year’s. Either way, The Industry School will boost your chances of getting recognised.

Give us a call. We’re on 020 7323 1966. Alternatively, email jo@theindustryschool.co.uk.