Job Applicant Privacy Notice
Applying for a job?
We don’t want you to have any doubts about applying for a job at Forrester Boyd Wealth Management, so any personal data that we collect during this process is handled responsibly and securely.
What personal data do we collect?
We collect a range of information about you through the recruitment process. This includes:
- your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number
- details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history
- information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements
- whether or not you have a disability for which the Company needs to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process
- information about your entitlement to work in the UK.
We may collect this information in a variety of ways e.g. data might be contained in application forms, CVs or resumes, obtained from your passport or other identity documents, or collected through interviews or other forms of assessment.
We may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers, information from employment background check providers, information from criminal records checks and information from credit checks. We will only seek information from third parties once a job offer has been made to you and we will inform you that we are doing so.
Data will be stored in a range of different places, including a confidential HR management system and on other IT systems (including email).
Why do we process personal data?
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 it is complying with its legal obligations. For example, we are required to check a successful applicant’s eligibility to work in the UK 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 also collect information about whether or not applicants are disabled to make reasonable adjustments for candidates who have a disability. We process such information to carry out our obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.
For some roles, we are obliged to seek information about criminal convictions and offences. Where we seek this information, we do so because it is necessary for us to carry out our obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.
If your application is unsuccessful, we may keep your personal data on file in case there are future employment opportunities for which you may be suited. We will ask for your consent before it keeps your data for this purpose and you are free to withdraw your consent at any time.
Who has access to personal data?
Your information may be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This may include the HR Manager, the administrative team, anyone involved in the recruitment process such as those participating in the interview, partners/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 shall not share your data with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and we make you an offer of employment. We will then share your data with your former employers to obtain references for you, employment background check providers to obtain necessary background checks and the Disclosure and Barring Service to obtain necessary criminal records checks.
We will not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area.
For how long do we keep data?
If your application for employment is unsuccessful, we will hold your data on file for 1 month after the end of the relevant recruitment process.
If we wish to and you agree to allow us to keep your personal data on file, we will hold your data on file for 1 year for consideration for future employment opportunities. At the end of that period (or once you withdraw your consent), your data will no longer be retained for that purpose.
If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file. The periods for which your data will be held will be provided to you in our Data Protection Policy.
How do we protect personal data?
We take the security of your data seriously and 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.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (the ‘2018 Act’) you have a number of rights with regard to your personal data:
You have the right:
- to access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
- to require us to change incorrect or incomplete data;
- to require us to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing; and
- to object to the processing of your data where we are relying on our legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact either Andrew Spencer (IT Manager) or Chantelle Rogers (HR Manager).
If you believe that we have not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner.
What if you do not provide personal data?
You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data 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 are not based solely on automated decision-making.
As with part of any recruitment process, the Company collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants as is necessary with any form of recruitment. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data to ensure we meet all data protection obligations.