Digital Consultant Resumes – The Solution for Consultant Companies and Consultant Buyers Trying to Avoid GDPR Problems

October 10, 2018 · Consultant resumes

Written by: Johan Haeger

GDPR has led to a situation where clients are hesitant about receiving consultant resumes, as the accompanying documentation contains personal data that needs to be processed. However, there is a solution: online consultant resumes that are active for client viewing during the hiring phase only.

GDPR requires new routines for consultant resumes.

In short:

  • Consultant resumes contain personal data, which means they are regulated by the GDPR.
  • When someone is hired as a consultant, and when you have a clear personal data policy, you have a legal basis for gathering personal data when you offer your consultant for assignments. If there is no active deal, you need consent from your consultant.
  • However, you need to keep track of the consultant resumes that are sent and the ones that aren’t. And you also need to be able to ensure that these consultant profiles “ensure reasonable security for personal data, including protection from unauthorized or illicit processing and against loss, destruction or harm via accident by appropriate technological or organizational measures”.
  • Consultant buyers have a responsibility to keep track of the personal data they gather, as is the case when they are offered a consultant, which means that they automatically have a responsibility towards the personal data holder. For example, they cannot keep profiles for longer than their legitimate business reasons.

In other words, you need to have a routine for personal data when you get requests for a consultant. More and more people have started to realize that it is not sustainable to receive personal data via email, which means that most people have stopped using email for this purpose.

Public online profiles

The solution for consultant companies is instead to present their consultant resumes online for a limited period of time.

When you use Cinode, all your employees get a skills account where all their experience and skills are gathered. You use this information to create visual consultant profiles from your templates. You can effortlessly customize this towards certain assignments by promoting, hiding, or customizing the information.

You can then activate the consultant profile in question in the form of a public link that you send to your client.

This makes it easier for both you and your clients to manage personal data in your consultant profiles.

Read more about Cinode – Talent Connect, helping you keep all your consultant’s skills gathered, searchable and neatly packaged.

Johan Haeger - Head of Enterprise Sales, Cinode

Johan Haeger - Head of Enterprise Sales, Cinode

Johan has extensive international experience within marketing, communications, sales and leadership. 7 years abroad in 6 countries has given him a strong passion for languages and relationships. Johan meets consulting companies daily with the goal of helping them become more successful. Time off is spent snowboarding, surfing, and hanging out with family and friends.

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