In the past few years, technology has so rapidly expanded that the HR industry has experienced a noticeable transformation. Getting a huge set of latest talent management tools in the form of software has really streamlined hiring and made it easier and accurate than ever before. Along with this advancement, followed a huge personal data of employees or staff which needs to be managed and kept safely.

To meet the data responsibility, there is one technique which could help the HR industry. Let’s get an insight of it to know more about it!

GDPR- General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR came into effect on 25th May 2018 and is a data privacy law passed by the European Union to protect personal data. It affected all the organizations which processed personal data of the users. Moreover, companies like Google, Facebook which have been delivering services to EU residents, will also have to become GDPR complaint to continue the services. On the whole, GDPR has become a buzzword which is welcomed by some people while some might get into trouble with the implementation of GDPR.

GDPR affecting the HR Industry

With the implementation of GDPR, HR industry did face a huge transformation and for a better step forward. But making the present HR system compliant with GDPR has become equally difficult for the companies. Talent acquisition, to handling the employee records, everything is getting modified as per the GDPR regulations. Apart from this, there are other major components looking at which we can get an idea of how introducing the concept of GDPR is going to affect the hiring process.

  1. Data Transparency & Consent: With the implementation of GDPR, it becomes necessary that the organizations become completely transparent and consent. CRM and other platforms which store employee data will now send the consent forms to meet the GDPR defined parameters. So, it becomes essential for the organizations to make sure that whatever data they collect is made GDPR compliant.

  2. Data Inventory: As per GDPR regulations, companies must be aware of where is all the personal data and records of users stored. It might not be possible to know about over which software handles which all data, so companies must invest in a suitable vendor which has enframed the latest technologies to centralize the applicants and employees data on one single platform. This would make it easy for you to manage and monitor the data precisely.

  3. Data Accuracy & Retention: The GDPR regulation just not implements in the internal working of a company, but it does make sure that the candidates who opt out of the company get removed from all the automated campaigns. Moreover, the organizations which deal with recruitment marketing must be aware of how GDPR impacts the hiring, and process of retaining talent.

  4. Security Aspects: Organizations need to carry out Data Protection Impact Analysis(DPIA) in order to detect and avoid the privacy-related risks which are associated with data processing activities in the organization.

While you look up upon the above factors, you would be bow aware of how important is for you to make your company GDPR compliant. Isn’t it? So, get your organization GDPR compliant before getting late!