This article has been submitted by Kallidus
As 2018 unfolds, employers are set to see some significant changes to requirements affecting data protection, the definition of an ‘employee’ – and that’s not forgetting Brexit.
Is your business ready for change?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May. The biggest change in data protection laws in over 20 years brings with it a warning that employers are ‘sleepwalking into a GDPR abyss’. Up to 60% of employers aren’t ‘GDPR ready’ while an estimated one in four are ‘GDPR at risk’. Areas affected include laws relating to the storage and retention of employee and candidate data as well as management of data breaches and data access requests. The GDPR also has implications for businesses using automated hiring processes, particularly during recruitment stages where there is no direct personal contact with HR, such as the initial screening process.