Here at Savernake Nannies we took the decision to stop receiving CV's via email from our nannies. We now go through them together at our personal registration interviews.
Why did we make this decision? Well its mainly to do with GDPR but also its good to discuss them together as gives us more of an insight into you.
So GDPR -we've all heard of it ! "General Data Protection Regulation" and it came into force on May 25th 2018
So your CV is a prime candidate for personal data and that's exactly why we don't forward them to clients as it contains far more personal data on it than they require at application stage. We advise our nannies to take their CV's with them to interviews for families to read.
So how do Savernake Nannies tell our clients about the candidates ? We make up a profile for each nanny containing as much info as the client requires at the application stage - NO PERSONAL data is added so you cannot be identified. Think about it - do you want people you haven't met knowing your full name DOB Address ?
So how does GDPR relate to CV's?
* All CV's not currently in an open hiring process should be deleted from an agencies device
*Any CV's sent to an agency must be deleted fully unless in an open hiring process and deleted when processed
* If a candidate accidently sends an agency their CV then it is the agencies responsibility to inform them that you will be deleting their details in accordance with the GDPR unless you have a position for them in which case you may store it in a secure file whilst the open hiring process is in place and then it must be deleted
This is why we decided not to deal with electronic CV's. We store all our candidates files securely locked away and nothing is stored electronically to avoid any data protection issues.
Remember email isn't the safest way of sharing personal data. No email goes directly from A to B they go through numerous servers and are far from secure.
Any questions don't hesitate to chat to us about how we store your data.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information included in this article is accurate at the point of release this should not be relied upon as legal advice or be used to determine how GDPR will apply to you.