GDPR is a reality that will be upon us from May 2018 and is the biggest shakeup of Data Protection laws since the introduction of the Data Protection Act in 1998.
Liquid Friday has conducted some independent research on the level of GDPR awareness and readiness within the recruitment industry, by surveying agencies.
Here is a summary of our key findings:
A third of agencies who took part said they had little or no understanding of GDPR and their obligations within the law.
83% of respondents were unaware of what their steps should be in preparing for GDPR.
Just half of those questioned currently have a policy for the handling, processing and destruction of data.
Only 40% said they were aware of and prepared for the new requirement for Private companies to report any and all breaches of Data Protection to the Information Commissioner Office form May 2018.
Getting to grips with GDPR
Recruiters need to act now to assess the impact GDPR will have on their businesses.
Our free GDPR infographic guide outlines some actionable steps you can take to ensure your business is GDPR-ready. Download now
If you need a bit of help, look no further than Liquid Friday. Our certified GDPR practitioners have 10 years experience of working with the recruitment industry and are working with agencies to review their data collection and handling procedures and manage their risk under GDPR. Click here to request a call back from a member of our GDPR assurance team.