Alison Owen
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If you don’t have a GDPR-compliant website by 25 May 2018, you don’t have a recruitment business

We’re presenting our new GDPR-compliant websites at our Stockport HQ from 5pm on Tuesday 26th September.  

At Volcanic, we’re taking the view that the GDPR brings a huge opportunity for the recruitment industry to up its game. There is a strong business benefit in proving to candidates that their data is in safe hands. Taking the stance that your company’s services are security-tested, up to speed with the latest thinking, and can be trusted is a powerful piece of branding among Milliennials and Gen-Zers.

Rather than see the GDPR as a burden, we have the opportunity to turn it into a positive message. Given the effort and resource every business will need to put in to achieve GDPR compliance, there is are strong brand values to be gained, which will only help grow sales.


Framework for corporate governance

It will also provide a framework to further your maturity as a business. Complying with the GDPR will help you develop good corporate governance, create better organisational processes and remove redundant or legacy data and systems. The cost savings of slicker business management can be significant.

For example, the key principles of the GDPR give individuals the right to access their data, the right to have their data modified and the right to be forgotten. You’ll need to have searchable data and be able to log that you’ve carried out all requests - and this audit trail may be requested at any time.

Volcanic is adopting a candidate-first approach. Our new self-service candidate dashboard has been developed to mirror the principles of the GDPR, putting control into the hands of the individual by allowing them clear and safeguarded access to their own data - and completely taking away the administrative onus from the recruitment agency or employer.

To find out more, come along to Volcanic Erupt - The GDPR Forum at Dale House, Floor 8, Tiviot Dale, Stockport SK1 1TB on Tuesday 26th September, 5pm - 7pm.

Volcanic is supporting the recruitment industry towards GDPR compliance ahead of the May 2018 deadline. Download your free guide to GDPR for recruitment agencies that walks you through the 12 principles set out by the ICO and gives pragmatic advice on how to deal with them, or contact us for more information.


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