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New GDPR-specific features helps recruitment businesses attain, maintain and demonstrate GDPR compliance.

Vincere, the emerging market-leader in SaaS for recruitment and staffing firms, today announced further enhancements to their General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance ToolStack as part of the platform’s feature suite. This comprehensive roll-out puts Vincere in a CRM category on it’s own and distinguishes Vincere as the only recruitment platform on the market with out-of-the-box GDPR-specific features offering front, middle and back office capabilities.

The GDPR (Regulation EU 2016/679), which came into full force on the 25th of May 2018, is the most significant and broad reform to data protection regulation, with impact globally on all organizations processing EU subjects data. Organizations who fail to comply will be subjected to large fines of up to 20 million Euros or 4% of gross turnover.

Commenting on the impact of GDPR for recruiters,  Eloise Sutton-Kirkby, Director of Growth at Vincere commented, “It is not surprising that GDPR is a top-of-mind topic for recruitment firms, it carries heavy penalties for non-compliance and brings with it a slew of compliance and administrative challenges. The path towards GDPR compliance doesn’t need to be complicated, but recruitment businesses must have a strategy in place for ensuring personal data is captured, shared, and managed in a controlled, lawful and fair manner.”

Sutton-Kirkby continued, “We’ve seen a lot of vendors in the recruitment technology space make a lot of noise about GDPR but little in the way of them providing a practical toolset to help their customers manage GDPR. With so much noise and, let’s be frank, scaremongering about GDPR, we wanted to give our customers  clear workflows and features that can help them continue to grow their businesses in a safe, compliant way. With Gartner predicting that over half of companies affected by GDPR remain underprepared, we’re laser-focused on supporting our customers throughout their compliance journey.”

Vincere takes a two-pronged approach towards GDPR compliance. On a micro-level Vincere offers the most comprehensive feature stack to tackle the different elements: ranging from Consent, modification, deletion, opt-in/out etc all through to audit-ready compliance reporting. On a macro-level, all Vincere users based in EU are hosted in state-of-the-art cloud environment in accordance with the highest data protection standards available today.

Notably, the Vincere GDPR Compliance stack also introduces the following new features:

  • Candidate Engagement Hubs: candidates get access to a mobile-ready, self-serve portal where they can manage and withdraw consent, plus request the right to be forgotten.
  • Automated opt-in/out workflows for candidates, auto-synced to the ATS, CRM  and Engagement Hubs.
  • Compliance Analytics: Consent to Host and Consent to Represent tracked via a GDPR dashboard. This provides real time monitoring into the compliance levels across the entire database, with drill-down capabilities into candidate owner, location, industry and functional expertise.

Sutton-Kirkby continued, “GDPR Compliance is not a one-off project, it’s an ongoing commitment to individual rights and data privacy, which requires effort and time. That is why we’ve added a powerful suite of mission-specific tools and embedded an automated process into the recruitment workflow that promotes compliance at every step of the way, leaving no room for human error. If you own or run  a recruitment business and are not comfortable that your current technology vendor is provider you the features you need to support GDPR Compliance, then you should be speaking to us.”

To learn more about Vincere help recruitment businesses address their GDPR compliance requirements, visit their dedicated GDPR resource page here.

About Vincere

Vincere is the CRM/ATS for ambitious recruitment firms of all sizes. Founded in 2011, Vincere is designed specifically for recruitment companies covering Direct hire, Contract & Executive search, with built-in front, middle and back office capabilities.

More activity = more placements…everyone in the recruitment world knows the power of this equation. Vincere’s action-driven interface prompts, prods and pushes recruiters towards the one thing that truly matters: Placements.  If you’re looking for a tech partner that will accelerate growth for your recruitment business, speak to Vincere today: https://wix.vincere.io/

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