The GDPR and Route1

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). 

The primary objectives of the GDPR are to give citizens and residents back control of their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.   

In a recruitment context this raises some significant challenges for traditional agency recruiters.  There is an inherent tension between agency recruitment and data protection compliance, and the GDPR highlights this tension.   Click here for a discussion of the challenges recruiters face after the GDPR in sourcing and managing candidates. 

Route1 has addressed these problems by putting the candidate in control of its personal data – at every stage of the recruitment process.  We also encrypt and protect candidate data, meaning their CVs, transaction/client lists, references and academic transcripts are conveniently stored for use at a moments notice, accessible by them for editing, but encrypted and stored to bank level security.

As a result, we are the only recruitment solution we know of that is “compliant by design” under the GDPR.    What this means is that we won’t need to establish grounds to solicit you without your consent, or request opt-ins to hold your data every six months, like recruiters should.

If you are a candidate who is concerned about recruiters soliciting your personal data and using it to cold call you, then Route1 is the place for you to be quickly and anonymously matched with relevant jobs.  Set criteria that are relevant to you like salary, location and specialty and be notified of matches how, when and where you choose.  Upload and store your candidate data to streamline your application process.  And rest assured that when you use Route1 you always control your personal data and always have the ability the amend or delete it yourself.