Cervello, an A.T. Kearney Company, and its UK subsidiary Cervello Limited (Cervello) is a “data controller”. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you.
All candidates applying for work with us (whether as an employee, worker or contractor), are to be provided a copy of this privacy notice. This is to make them aware of how and why their personal data will be used, namely for the purposes of the recruitment exercise, and how long it will usually be retained for. It provides certain information that must be provided under the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR).
We will comply with data protection law and principles, which means that your data will be:
In connection with your application for work with us, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:
We may also collect, store and use the following “special categories” of more sensitive personal information only if necessary or relevant to our role:
We collect personal information about candidates from the following sources:
We will use the personal information we collect about you to:
It is in our legitimate interests to decide whether to appoint you since it would be beneficial to our business to appoint someone to that role.
We also need to process your personal information to decide whether to enter into a contract of employment with you.
Having received your CV (or other information such as a covering letter) and the results from any test which you may undertake, we will then process that information to decide whether you meet the basic requirements to be shortlisted for the role. If you do, we will decide whether your application is strong enough to invite you for an interview. If we decide to call you for an interview, we will use the information you provide to us at the interview to decide whether to offer you the role. If we decide to offer you the role, we will then take up references, carry out right to work checks and ask routine medical questions before confirming your appointment.
We may also share your information with our parent company A.T. Kearney, in the event that they are assisting us with any of the processes described above, or in the event that the candidate is considered suitable for a role as a direct employee of A.T Kearney.
If you fail to provide information when requested, which is necessary for us to consider your application (such as evidence of qualifications or work history), we will not be able to process your application successfully. For example, if we require a credit check or references for this role and you fail to provide us with relevant details, we will not be able to take your application further.
We will use your particularly sensitive personal information in the following ways:
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need-to-know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. Details of these measures may be obtained from the Data Protection Officer.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.
We will retain your personal information for a period of 6 months after we have communicated to you our decision about whether to appoint you to. We retain your personal information for that period so that we can show, in the event of a legal claim, that we have not discriminated against candidates on prohibited grounds and that we have conducted the recruitment exercise in a fair and transparent way. After this period, we will securely destroy your personal information in accordance with our policies and/or applicable laws and regulations.
If we wish to retain your personal information on file, on the basis that a further opportunity may arise in future and we may wish to consider you for that, we will write to you separately, seeking your explicit consent to retain your personal information for a fixed period on that basis.
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
When you applied for this role, if you provided specific consent to us processing your personal information for the purposes of the recruitment exercise, then you have the right to withdraw your consent for processing for that purpose at any time.
To withdraw your consent, please contact our data privacy team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your application and, subject to our retention policy, we will dispose of your personal data securely.
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues.