GDPR for Recruitment Agencies

Protect your business and demonstrate your GDPR compliance with Sovy

As a recruitment agency you’ll be regularly handling personal data – of your employees and candidates – and it is important that you adhere to the GDPR whilst doing so.

Your CRM is likely full of historical candidate data and, like many recruitment agencies, you want to be able to make use of this to reach out to candidates from time to time when an opportunity suited to them arises.

However, to do this, you must have procedures and policies in place to ensure all of your data processing activities are compliant with the GDPR. This is where we come in.

Our expertise in data protection legislation means we are perfectly placed to support your GDPR compliance efforts. From our GDPR Privacy Essentials, a suite of tools tailored to your business, to our expert advisory, we have everything you need in one place at an affordable price.

View our pricing and purchase a subscription to our GDPR Privacy Essentials, or get in touch for more information about our advisory services and to discuss your requirements.

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Benefits of Sovy GDPR Privacy Essentials

Simple

Maintain your ongoing compliance programme with ease using our suite of tools

Affordable

Our affordable subscriptions mean you can stay compliant with the GDPR as it evolves, year after year

Expert

Benefit from our years of expertise in regulatory risk and data protection and continuing development of our tools

Start your compliance journey with Sovy GDPR Privacy Essentials

Choose the best plan for your business

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€0

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BASIC

€9/month
billed annually

Price exclusive of VAT.

COMPLETE

from

€15/month
billed annually

Price exclusive of VAT.

ENTERPRISE

Custom solutions to fit your requirements

GDPR eLearning
Snapshot
Your learning system or ours; Support for thousands of learners
Introductory eLearning optional
Advanced eLearning optional optional
Cookie Consent Manager
Cookie Banner
Cookie Classification
Subject Access Request Portal
Compliance Tools
Data Mapping Self-Assessment
Basic Personal Data Inventory
Full Personal Data Inventory
Comprehensive Risk Assessment
Summary Statement of Compliance
On-Demand Compliance Reports
Policies and Templates
Privacy Policy Generator
Data Breach Response Templates
Document Tracking
Resources
Knowledge Portal
Regulatory Guidance
Advanced Regulatory Guidance
Access to Support
Priority Support
Advisory Services
Quick Start Set-up
Optional at checkout, €250 / two hours
Retainer and fixed-fee billing; Advisory and solutions integration
Privacy Programme Audit
Optional at checkout, €850 / one day
Data Protection Officer Support
Optional, starting at €1500 / year; contact us

Start your compliance journey with Sovy GDPR Privacy Essentials

Choose the best plan for your business

FREE START
€0
* No credit card required.
GDPR eLearning
  • Snapshot
  • Introductory eLearning (optional)
  • Advanced eLearning (optional)
Cookie Consent Manager
  • Cookie Banner
  • Cookie Classification
  • Subject Access Request Portal
Compliance Tools
  • Data Mapping Self-Assessment
  • Basic Personal Data Inventory
  • Full Personal Data Inventory
  • Comprehensive Risk Assessment
  • Summary Statement of Compliance
  • On-Demand Compliance Reports
Policies and Templates
  • Privacy Policy Generator
  • Data Breach Response Templates
  • Document Tracking
Resources
  • Knowledge Portal
  • Regulatory Guidance
  • Advanced Regulatory Guidance
  • Access to Support
  • Priority Support
Advisory Services
  • Quick Start Set-up
  • Privacy Programme Audit
  • Data Protection Officer Support
BASIC
€9 /month
Billed annually. Price exclusive of VAT.
GDPR eLearning
  • Snapshot
  • Introductory eLearning
  • Advanced eLearning (optional)
Cookie Consent Manager
  • Cookie Banner
  • Cookie Classification
  • Subject Access Request Portal
Compliance Tools
  • Data Mapping Self-Assessment
  • Basic Personal Data Inventory
  • Full Personal Data Inventory
  • Comprehensive Risk Assessment
  • Summary Statement of Compliance
  • On-Demand Compliance Reports
Policies and Templates
  • Privacy Policy Generator
  • Data Breach Response Templates
  • Document Tracking
Resources
  • Knowledge Portal
  • Regulatory Guidance
  • Advanced Regulatory Guidance
  • Access to Support
  • Priority Support
Advisory Services
  • Quick Start Set-up (Optional at checkout, €250 / two hours)
  • Privacy Programme Audit (Optional at checkout, €850 / one day)
  • Data Protection Officer Support (Optional, starting at €1500 / year; contact us)
COMPLETE
From €15 /month
Billed annually. Price exclusive of VAT.
GDPR eLearning
  • Snapshot
  • Introductory eLearning
  • Advanced eLearning
Cookie Consent Manager
  • Cookie Banner
  • Cookie Classification
  • Subject Access Request Portal
Compliance Tools
  • Data Mapping Self-Assessment
  • Basic Personal Data Inventory
  • Full Personal Data Inventory
  • Comprehensive Risk Assessment
  • Summary Statement of Compliance
  • On-Demand Compliance Reports
Policies and Templates
  • Privacy Policy Generator
  • Data Breach Response Templates
  • Document Tracking
Resources
  • Knowledge Portal
  • Regulatory Guidance
  • Advanced Regulatory Guidance
  • Access to Support
  • Priority Support
Advisory Services
  • Quick Start Set-up (Optional at checkout, €250 / two hours)
  • Privacy Programme Audit (Optional at checkout, €850 / one day)
  • Data Protection Officer Support (Optional, starting at €1500 / year; contact us)
ENTERPRISE
Custom solutions to fit your requirements.
GDPR eLearning
  • Your learning system or ours; Support for thousands of learners
Cookie Consent Manager
  • Cookie Banner
  • Cookie Classification
  • Subject Access Request Portal
Compliance Tools
  • Data Mapping Self-Assessment
  • Basic Personal Data Inventory
  • Full Personal Data Inventory
  • Comprehensive Risk Assessment
  • Summary Statement of Compliance
  • On-Demand Compliance Reports
Policies and Templates
  • Privacy Policy Generator
  • Data Breach Response Templates
  • Document Tracking
Resources
  • Knowledge Portal
  • Regulatory Guidance
  • Advanced Regulatory Guidance
  • Access to Support
  • Priority Support
Advisory Services
  • Retainer and fixed-fee billing; Advisory and solutions integration

Sovy Partner Program

Join our Partner Program today and start reselling Sovy products immediately.

Help your clients become GDPR compliant with the Sovy GDPR Privacy Essentials. Whether you want to offer as an add-on to your existing services, or take a hands off, referral approach, we can accomodate your needs.

Get in touch today for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any organisation which handles the personal data of EU citizens is subject to the GDPR, regardless of their size, location or the type of business.

As a recruitment agency, you will most likely be a data controller with regards to most of the data that you hold

Generally, you will be a data controller if the following applies:

  • You are processing personal data as part of your general and contracted activities;
  • You have control over how and why the data processed (if you do not have control over this, for example, if the data processing is specified by the company carrying out recruitment, you are a data processor).

A CV constitutes personal data because it contains information by which a person can be identified. In fact, there will usually be several pieces of personal data within an individual's CV.

Even if you were to remove directly identifiable information, such as a candidates name, telephone number and address for the purposes of anonymisation, it should be noted that a candidate could still be identified from the collection of information contained within a CV, meaning this data remains 'personal data'.

For example, it could become easy to narrow down a candidate's identity by their work and education history alone, particularly if cross-referenced with information avaliable on the internet.