GatedTalent is a member curated database of executive information, used by executive recruiters to find talent across the Globe. That's why executives register and that's why Search firms use it.
But, it's also a product of its time - and the executive recruiting issue of the moment is GDPR.
GDPR is the new European rulebook on the storing of information on European citizens. It's highly impactful on the recruitment industry and - in this detailed piece - Paul Mather EU-GDPR-P - a Director of GatedTalent and, yes, that's a real qualification! - discusses the rules, how they impact on recruiters, and how GatedTalent can help with elements of compliance.
Above all the GDPR is focussed on accountability. Organisations must be able to demonstrate how they are complying with the legislation. The need to record and track interactions with data, how they are assessing how secure personal data is and the fact that they should only be working with processors of data that can assure them of compliance are just a few of the steps they have consider. Where an organisation is compliant with the principles of the GDPR, consumers should feel that very serious due consideration to their rights and freedoms in relation to their personal data has been taken and there are robust measures in place to protect them.