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GDPR – Be more Thoughtful when Automating Recruitment


Global talent acquisition and talent management leader, Alexander Mann Solutions, has voiced support for incoming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) rules in Europe.

The introduction of the new GDPR rules, which are due to come into effect in 25 May 2018, requires organisations to be incredibly thoughtful when automating recruitment. Alexander Mann Solutions has long advocated the benefits of automating elements of the recruitment process to increase candidate experience, eliminate unconscious bias, and free up recruiters to concentrate on their candidates.

Jerry Collier, Director of Client Success and Innovation at Alexander Mann Solutions, comments;

“GDPR arrives in Europe at a time when companies are re-designing their recruiting to put their candidates back at the centre of the hiring process; fast-lanes for some candidates, games lanes for others, slow, discovery lanes for many. AI, machine learning & robotic process automation represent fantastic opportunities but we often do not need more technology in our hiring processes but need the systems to be more intelligent – mobile optimised and designed for candidate experience – freeing recruiters to create impactful moments for their candidates. GDPR will require thoughtful implementation but for those already blending automation and human action in their hiring processes this should simply be a natural extension.”


During Nathan’s early career, he gained considerable experience from across many industries including Sales, Teaching and Retail, however more recently Nathan has delved into the world Digital Marketing and Publishing. Drawing on his past experiences, Nathan brings all aspects of his knowledge into Recruitment Buzz, possessing great research and social media skills.

Born and bred in Wales, Nathan is as Welsh as they come – living in the heart of the Valleys, Nathan proudly takes place as our resident Welsh speaker. However, Nathan’s knowledge of global understanding exceeds the Welsh borders, having lived in London, parts of the US and Ecuador.

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