GDPR - a HR Recruitment Update

According to a recent report in the Irish Independent three-quarters of Irish businesses are not ready for next year's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is your business included in this statistic? Irish businesses that don’t comply with new regulations which are due to take effect on May 25th potentially will receive fines of up to €20 million or 4pc of a business’s turnover.

Research conducted by McCann Fitzgerald provides good insight as to what Irish business are saying on the matter, below are some of the key takeaways:

  • Meeting the compliance requirements of the GDPR will be "challenging or extremely challenging"
  • 75pc of businesses believe their existing data protection and privacy notices and methods of consent "will require significant changes"
  • Almost half say that complying with the new mandatory breach notification period of 72 hours will be "very challenging" or "extremely challenging".
  • Over a third of organisations have yet to appoint a data protection officer

If you need assistance to get GDPR ready, Morgan McKinley can assist with your recruitment resources, and you won’t end up in the statistics above!  

We have access to top quality GDPR HR employees within our talent pool. Due to a number of our clients who are getting GDPR ready we have been connecting and building relationships with talent you’re going to need.

Talent such as: 

  • HR Data Protection Managers
  • HR Regulatory – GDPR
  • HR GDPR administrators 
  • HR GDPR project administrators   

If you need assistance to find HR GDPR talent do not hesitate to reach-out to me directly for a consultative conversation on your businesses HR GDPR requirements, I’d welcome the opportunity to discuss further. 

Alternatively if you’re interested in exploring any of the HR GDPR roles that I’m currently working on don’t hesitate to reach-out for a confidential discussion.

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Chief Executive Officer Ireland


Exciting new opportunity for a Senior HR Manager to join a leading global organisation - based in Limerick.
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