PREPARING FOR GDPR WITH RECRUITMENT SOFTWARE

On 25th May 2018, the face of recruitment will be changing – with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force, it represents the most significant change to data protection laws in two decades.

These laws mean a multitude of things for the recruitment process: how you can contact candidates; how their data is stored; and why you are storing their information. However, an ATS can help to support compliance – reducing your risk of hefty fines.

THE RIGHT OF THE CANDIDATES

GDPROne of the biggest changes you will find is the rights of your candidates; candidates now may request access to their personal information retained on your files. Prior to new GDPR legislation this would cost candidates £10 per request, but this fee is being eradicated which experts believe will lead to a higher volume of requests for that information more probable.

Candidates also have the ‘right to erasure’, or ‘the right to be forgotten’. They can request for their personal data to be permanently deleted for any reason – and any information that will be stored must have consent gained from the candidate.

HOW CAN YOU REDUCE THE RISK?

An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) can help to support compliance with the new GDPR legislation. By centralising all of your candidates in one system, you are better able to monitor and evaluate compliance.

An ATS can help with:

  • Gaining applicant consent
  • Secure storage and sharing of candidate data
  • Linking to a clear Privacy Policy statement
  • Ability for candidates to be forgotten

For a complete action plan on how to prepare for GDPR – and questions you should be asking your ATS provider download our eBook today!

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