Too often the search industry focuses on the costs associated with GDPR.  This significant survey by McAfee points out that appropriate management of private data can be a commercial advantage.

The survey respondents in this case - "Senior business decision-markets from across multiple industry sectors and eight countries" - are exactly the types of individuals that Search firms target - as both candidates and clients.  These people are essentially saying that they will think better of firms that handle data in an appropriate manner.

This survey reflects the views of GatedTalent.  We believe that Executive Search firms managing GDPR in an appropriate manner will find themselves in a better place than firms that don't.  We welcome these findings!