GDPR and Executive Search Survey: The Results

GDPR and Executive Search Survey: The Results
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The GDPR presents a number of challenges, not least the fact that the legislation wasn’t drafted to consider the nuances of an industry so reliant on high quality personal data. 

In many areas there is still ambiguity and no clear cut rule that organisations should abide by in order to guarantee compliance. There are also still a number of business decisions to be made in areas where there are not yet definitive answers. 

However, across the Invenias customer base and the wider market, a common consensus is emerging regarding the approach taken by leading search firms and in-house talent teams as they seek to comply with the legislation. 

In April 2018, in conjunction with ComplyGDPRInvenias undertook the largest global survey of executive search professionals and their approach to GDPR compliance. This survey is part of our ongoing commitment to providing best practice guidance and support for our customers and the wider market. 

Who shared their views?  

Leading organisations including Amrop, Korn Ferry, Odgers Berndtson, Savannah, Stanton Chase, Tesco, The Miles Partnership and Virgin Atlantic completed the survey.   

The write-up 

Findings have given initial clarity on some key areas of the GDPR and insight into the approach taken by executive search professionals in complying with the legislation. How is the search profession approaching key business decisions such as data retention periods and lawful bases? Read the write-up. 

Our findings should not be taken as a substitute for legal advice, but we hope they will provide reassurance that others share the same concerns and challenges relating to the GDPR. 

Our commitment to the GDPR 

Invenias has taken the lead as a primary educator and thought leader in the industryIn addition to providing a series of high quality webinars, brochures and presentations across all our territories, we have developed and released a market leading GDPR module for our customers, further strengthening our reputation for product leadership. 

The GDPR has proven a catalyst for change for a number of search firms and in-house teams, with many having recently chosen to move to Invenias. 

If you would like to learn more about Invenias, please click here to request a free personalised demo with a member of our experienced team or visit 

About ComplyGDPR 

The ComplyGDPR consultant team has over 50 years experience of operational management gained in some of the leading global executive search and interim management businesses and in-house recruitment teams. Working in partnership with CMS Law, ComplyGDPR have developed a specially designed toolkit for the executive search profession.

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