New PCR Capture & Learning Center

A brand new version of our popular PCR Capture browser plugin is now available in the Chrome Web Store. Build and enhance your PCRecruiter contacts more easily than ever.

Since its initial release ten years ago, PCR Capture has proven invaluable for recruiters, who tell us that it is one of their most beloved PCRecruiter features. It has saved them countless hours of time in building their networks and refreshing their client and candidate details by easily transferring content from the web pages they view into their recruiting database.

PCR Capture has also helped users to interact with their existing records more quickly through its handy Match feature. Match will check the First/Last name combos found on pages in LinkedIn or Indeed against contacts in the PCRecruiter database, adding a handy context menu to these names for speedy action.

We are pleased to start 2024 with a completely new version of PCR Capture which will not only save recruitment professionals more time than ever, but will also help them to improve the overall data quality of their private talent pools. We’ve also released a revised and rebuilt documentation system to help you get more out of PCR Capture and PCRecruiter at large.

Chrome Web Store

What’s in the new PCR Capture?

Broader Configurability

Add custom fields, write activities, and more while capturing contacts. Choose your ideal order of fields and which ones are required.

User-accessible configuration options have always been a strong suit for PCR, and the new version of Capture comes through in spades. You’ll be able to choose which Standard Fields and, new to this update, Custom Fields you see on the screen while capturing Name or Company records, as well as the order in which the fields appear. Administrators can also choose which fields are required for the addition of any newly captured contact.

Greater Data Input 

PCR Capture now gives you the ability to augment records with Activities while adding them to the database (the option to add Keywords is coming shortly as well).

The new version of Capture also includes enhanced search capabilities to find the Rollup List or Position you want to attach the contact to more quickly than ever before. You can also set a default List or Position if you choose, and override it per-capture.

Intelligent Duplicate Identification

Identify and merge duplicates while Capturing
PCR Capture helps improve database hygiene by recognizing existing duplicate records with exact and ‘fuzzy’ matching, and allows field-by-field value selection for the final merged record.

While earlier versions of Capture could recognize existing Name or Company records with directly matching name, phone, email, or other fields, the updated PCR Capture applies our all-new duplicate detection algorithm, not only identifying exact matches, but also calling your attention to potential duplicates based on intelligent recognition of similarities across combinations of fields.

And for those cases where you know the contact is in your database but their existing record is too incomplete or out of date to be automatically identified, PCR Capture now offers a manual search to find the Name.

Multi-Record & Field Merging

PCR Capture now helps with the all-important task of reducing duplicates. In earlier versions, after identifying an existing match in the database, the user could choose to add the captured contact as a new record, or update the existing record with the newly captured data. With the new version of Capture, you’ll be able to take the one or more duplicates identified within your existing database, select the desired value for each field, and then merge all of them down to a single, updated contact.

Visual Improvements

We’ve redesigned the look and feel of Capture, including a new ‘Dark Mode’ option for a more subdued look. This is more than just a fresh coat of paint, though; the new release also includes revisions to icons, sizes, and more to create a clearer UI. We’ve also added the ability to drag the ‘Click to Add’ icon to your desired vertical position on the screen, keeping it clear of any content on the website you’re viewing.

Learn more in our updated Learning Center

To get started with the new version of PCR Capture, see the instructions in our newly rebuilt PCRecruiter Learning Center.

Our training and support experts have been hard at work to transfer our product documentation into a completely new and improved library. We also expect to start enhancing many of these articles with brief, clear video walkthroughs soon.

The PCRecruiter Learning Center

Find Help More Easily

We have restructured our product info into clearer and more logical groupings, making it easier to find what you’re looking for. Whether you want to learn about basics like setting up your email or adding a custom field, or more complex topics like Sequencing or PCR Analytics, you’ll find it clearly labeled. The new system also offers a more comprehensive search feature and a live-chat with our support team during business hours.

Updated Documentation

While migrating our Learning Center content, we have been revising and rewriting articles to make sure they are easily understood and current to the screens and functions of PCRecruiter’s current release. This is, of course, an ongoing process and there is still much to be done. If you should find any unclear or outdated information, use the “Is something unclear or incorrect in this page?” link at the bottom of that article to let our team know!

As of January 2024, Main Sequence Technology has certified to the EU-US Data Protection Framework, reconfirming PCRecruiter’s full commitment to EU data protection requirements.

The history of transatlantic data flows twists and turns with shifting regulations and legal pronouncements. From the sunken hopes of Safe Harbor to the EU Court of Justice’s (CJEU) pronouncements in Schrems I and Schrems II, EU businesses have sought reliable pathways for data being processed in the United States.

Today, the EU-US Data Protection Framework offers a new course, but responsible practices and reliable routes like the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) remain available to Main Sequence Technology’s customers in the European Union.

From Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield

In its heyday, Safe Harbor was based on self-declared compliance. However, in 2015, the CJEU’s landmark Schrems I ruling effectively ended Safe Harbor as a viable path. The ruling expressed the court’s findings of inadequate US oversight and vulnerabilities in data access by US intelligence agencies, sending a shock through the data transfer landscape.

Privacy Shield, erected in response, attempted to correct course, but the CJEU’s 2020 Schrems II decision likewise foundered Privacy Shield, citing persistent concerns about US government surveillance programs. These rulings left EU businesses navigating transatlantic data flows in substantial uncertainty.

Throughout these developments, Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) have served as reliable tools to establish per se data protection adequacy, offering EU Executive pre-approved agreements that describe responsible data handling practices and define each party’s role in complying with legal requirements. At Main Sequence, we recognize the critical importance of legal compliance and per se adequacy for our EU Customers.

A Fresh Framework for EU-US Data Transfer

Following the CJEU’s judgments in Schrems I and Schrems II, the need for a durable framework governing data transfers between the EU and US became clear. From July 2023, The EU-US Data Protection Framework addresses this challenge by establishing enhanced safeguards for EU citizens’ personal data when processed in the US. Key elements of the new framework include:

  • Enhanced US government oversight: Stronger mechanisms ensure robust monitoring and oversight of data accessed by US intelligence agencies for national security purposes.
  • Multi-layered redressal mechanism: EU citizens now have a dedicated ombudsperson within the US Department of State to address concerns about potential data misuse.
  • Binding obligations for US companies: Participating US organizations must adhere to strict data protection principles and implement comprehensive security measures.

PCRecruiter is Certified to DPF

Main Sequence have approached this challenge by adopting industry-recognized best practices, continuously offering the SCCs, and participating in the available frameworks as they have evolved, but our commitment extends beyond basic compliance with available frameworks.

We regularly and realistically assess risks, invest in ongoing training, and conduct evaluations of our vendors and third-party audits of our own controls. By responding with agility to the regulatory landscape and employing a multi-layered approach to data security and availability, we seek to position Main Sequence as a trusted partner for organizations navigating the complexities of transatlantic data transfers.

Accordingly, Main Sequence is pleased to announce that as of January 2024, we have certified to the Data Protection Framework. We will continue to offer the SCC’s, but now our customers can be comfortable that their PCRecruiter accounts are managed in a per se adequate way for EU data protection requirements.

For more information about the DPF and the certification list, please see

To discuss your private recruiting database needs or for further details about EU data compliance, please contact your PCRecruiter representative.