As the GDPR deadline looms, is your company ready?
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As the GDPR deadline looms, is your company ready?

16 Mar 2018384 Views

This week in Careers, we examined the impending GDPR regulations from a worker perspective and learned about relocating for work.

Do you feel like the company you work for is prepared for the upcoming GDPR deadline? In many ways, it’s hard to know, as these regulations mark an unprecedented redefining of the digital rights of individuals.

The sweeping changes will obviously impact how organisations will operate, but it will also impact on you as an employee.

We chatted to Nicola Flannery, a senior manager in risk advisory in Deloitte, to figure out what GDPR means for the average employee.

Also looking ahead, we heard some recommendations from Ryan Shanks of Accenture about how to build an AI-savvy workforce.

Have you ever wondered about the nebulous secrets of the hiring process at top tech firms? We asked the people at Voxpro what they look for in prospective candidates.

If you’re on the job hunt, you might be interested to know that top medtech firm BD is hiring. We sent along a film crew to get an inside look at BD’s new research centre and to ask about the company’s recruitment process.

We also compiled this list of superstar pharma companies hiring right now.

OK, so maybe you’re on the job hunt, but you’d also like to get a taste of a different culture. We have you covered there, with the news that Cork-based firm Wisetek is to open an operations centre in Texas and with it create 25 new roles in the Lone Star state.

So, you’ve nabbed the job of your dreams, but it involves relocating. Sounds glamorous but in reality, there’s often a lot to consider when moving home for a job, even if you aren’t going that far away. We spoke to Tom Keating at Proofpoint about his experience moving from Dublin to Belfast for his job.

For more on any of these stories, as always, follow the links below.

1. How will GDPR affect me as an employee?

GDPR has been talked about for months, and we know businesses and employers really need to think about it. But what about employees?

2. What does the hiring process at a top company entail? 

We gained an insight into what companies like Voxpro seek in prospective candidates, which personal skills are the most important and what the recruitment process fully entails.

3. Want to work at BD’s new research centre?  

Medtech giant BD is currently recruiting talent for its new research centre in Limerick.

4. Cork firm Wisetek opens operations centre in Texas with 25 new jobs 

Wisetek is expanding further into the US market.

5. What’s it like relocating from Dublin to Belfast? 

Relocating for work can be a big decision, even if it’s not a huge distance.

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Eva Short
By Eva Short

Eva Short is a Careers reporter at Silicon Republic who, coincidentally, was raised in Silicon Valley and has been nicknamed a ‘digital native’. Her passions include Pomeranians, witchcraft, skincare, wearing exclusively dark colours and eating. When she’s not writing about tech professionals, she’s working backstage at festivals, yelling at musicians, and amassing a collection of crumpled gig tickets to stick on her wall.

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