The Recruiter’s Role in the Protection of Information

November 15, 2013 1 min read
The Recruiter’s Role in the Protection of Information

Edward Snowden and his release of information concerning PRISM has caused uproar about information safety, not just in the US and China, but worldwide.

Regardless of whether American citizens regard Snowden as a traitor or a hero—and regardless of how the US government intends to deal with him—in this new internet age of increased data access the protection of information has become an important point of concern for recruiters.

From a client’s perspective, many job posts are critical to their company’s development strategy—changes in personnel structure can have significant effects. In the recruitment search, it is imperative that recruiting staff respect the rules of confidentiality.

From a candidate’s perspective, their CV contains a host of important, personal data. Especially after engaging in discussions with a candidate, the recruiter has ample access to the detailed information hidden behind the surface data. The recruiter must exercise extreme caution when deciding which information may be released to a client and which information must remain confidential.

For both companies and candidates, a recruiting consultant acts as an important hub for the exchange of information. Using this information in a responsible manner is a vital component of the recruiting consultant’s professional integrity.

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Marlon Mai
Managing Director, Greater China