National Privacy Principles established by the Privacy Act 1988 apply to Benchmark Recruitment.

Personal Information

Personal information that we collect and hold usually falls into the following categories:

  • Candidate information submitted and obtained from the candidate and other sources in connection with applications for work.
  • Work performance information.
  • Staff information.
  • Information submitted and obtained in relation to absences from work due to leave, illness or other causes.
  • Information obtained to assist in managing client and business relationships.


Why we hold Personal Information

We primarily hold personal information for the following:

  • Placement operations and recruitment
  • Staff management and training
  • Client, business relationship management and marketing



We may disclose your personal information for the purposes for which it is primarily held or for a related secondary purpose. In some cases we may only disclose information with your consent. We may disclose your personal information where we are under a legal duty to do so, including circumstances where we are under a lawful duty of care to disclose information.



Subject to some exceptions that are set out in the national privacy principles, you can gain access to the personal information that we hold about you. We do refuse access if it would interfere with the privacy rights of other persons or if it breaches any confidentiality that attaches to that information. If you wish to obtain access to your personal information you should contact our privacy coordinator in writing with proof of identification.

We may impose a moderate charge in providing access. Our privacy coordinator would discuss these with you. You should also anticipate that it may take a little time to process your application for access as there may be a need to retrieve information from storage and review information in order to determine what information may be provided.