HRO Today: Sticking to the Rules: New EU data privacy rules will affect recruitment across borders. Here’s how to ensure compliance.

Seb O'Connell PhotoSeb O’Connell, Cielo’s Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Europe & Asia Pacific, contributes his advice on the European Union’s new data privacy rules for HRO Today. In “Sticking to the Rules: New EU data privacy rules will affect recruitment across borders. Here’s how to ensure compliance,” O’Connell explains some of the ramifications of these new rules for talent acquisition professionals. He also provides some suggestions for organizations to be prepared:

Get Organised. The first step is to get organised. It is certainly worth performing a total information audit to understand exactly what information you have collected, where your information is coming from, how long you have retained it, etc. …

Take Only What you Need. Only collect what you need from here on out. If your databases hold any information beyond what is ‘reasonably expected’ for an applicant, you must prepare to purge that information or acquire permission from the individual to retain it. …

Partner with your Legal Team. Recruitment Process Outsourcing service providers advise clients on how to acquire the best candidates. Going forward, talent leaders will need to understand what they are asking their RPO providers to collect, as their organisations will ultimately be held accountable for that information. …

O’Connell’s final piece of advice is to begin preparations as soon as possible because “the quicker a company is to prepare, the better positioned they will be to find and recruit the best available talent whilst remaining compliant with the new legal requirements.”

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