As part of any recruitment process, Metacom collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations.
We collect a range of information about you. This includes:
We may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers. We will seek information from third parties only once a job offer has been made to you.
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Data may be stored in a range of different places, including in your application record, in HR systems and on other IT systems (including email).
We need to process data to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you. We may also need to process your data to enter into a contract with you.
In some cases, we need to process data to ensure that we are complying with our legal obligations. For example, where required by local law we are required to check that you are eligible to work in the country where we are hiring before employment starts.
We have a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows us to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate’s suitability for employment and decide to whom to offer a job. We may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims.
We may process special categories of data, such as information about ethnic origin, sexual orientation or religion or belief, to monitor recruitment statistics. We may also collect information about whether or not applicants are disabled to make reasonable adjustments for candidates who have a disability. We would process such information to carry out our obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.
Your information may be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This includes members of the HR and recruitment team, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with a vacancy and IT staff, if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles.
We will share your data with our clients and their hiring managers. We will then share your data with your former employers to obtain references for you. We may also ask you to provide data about your health to our Occupational Health provider to enable them to check that the duties you will carry out at Metacom will not compromise or damage your health.
We take the security of your data seriously. We have internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.
If your application for employment is unsuccessful, Metacom will hold your data on file for 12 months from the date of your original application for consideration for future employment opportunities. We will ask for your consent to keep your data for this purpose when you apply for a role at Metacom. At the end of the 12 month period, your data will be erased from our records. You are free to withdraw your consent at any time. Please email email@example.com to let us know if you wish to withdraw your consent.
If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to an electronic HR file set up in your name and retained during your employment. The periods for which your data will be held will be provided to you in a new privacy notice.
As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:
You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to Metacom during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly or at all.
Recruitment processes at Metacom are not based solely on automated decision-making.