when your data is safe in our hands.


They’re the four little letters making a big impact in 2018 and suddenly they’re everywhere – GDPR. What does it mean and why should it be on your radar when considering how to pick a recruitment agency?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and is new EU legislation that applies from 25th May 2018. In a nutshell, it gives individuals new rights and demands far greater data protection obligations from organisations. This is a game changer for candidates and recruitment agencies alike.

With data and cyber security so high on the agenda, individuals are increasingly demanding more assurances when choosing a recruiter. After all, recruitment consultants handle large volumes of personal data on a daily basis. How do you choose a recruiter you can trust?

As one of the largest HR and recruitment specialists on the planet, Randstad is one step ahead of the GDPR curve. Our preparations include:

  • having a dedicated GDPR project group bursting with legal, HR, IT, recruitment and marketing experts
  • introducing robust processes to ensure new legislation is adhered to
  • developing enhanced training programmes to educate employees on all relevant topics, ranging from the new legal requirements to being cyber safe
  • obtaining additional guidance from industry bodies including Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and APSCo
  • leveraging our secure front-end office systems and IT processes
  • updating Randstad’s privacy policy to be fully transparent with all the people we work with

Now you know your data is safe in our hands, why not search our jobs and apply today.