Theo Sweeny’s Interview with Ana Vilhete on Cloud Security and Compliance
What is the role of you and your senior team in building secure and compliant cloud solutions?
I’ve been working in recruitment for the past five years. I started off as a head of legal dealing with legal staff for GDPR, privacy and confidentiality. So I’ve done all of back office infrastructure. My next goal was to become an owner of a recruitment company. I was privileged to actually meet the right people the right time so now things are moving fast.
My recruitment company is an artificial intelligence service company, whereas the usual recruitment companies are very manual based on telephones, calling clients and manual searches for candidates. Whereas our artificial intelligence is able to scan CV’s so that they can be found quickly and categorised by work discipline. Example we will put a job description into the system and then it will quickly scan the CV’s to best match.
How important are cloud solutions for digital recruitment?
Our AI recruitment platform is something we want to eventually license out two competitors, as a software as a service model which is a number one growing sector in the cloud at the moment.
How is the Digital Recruitment sector meeting the challenge Cloud Security and Compliance?
The big one for us is security and compliance and ease of reporting. From the compliance perspective we can do audits. For data protection and GDPR this varies between daily reporting to every three weeks in some instances. This reporting is critical to ensure that the work process is in check, and remains compliant. Companies have to get familiar with this (compliance) language. Most CRMs do not focus on compliance, they have some features for it,but it can be done much better. Businesses focusing on compliance from the start, are much more likely to succeed.
What tip would you give to someone out there sourcing software?
I would advise the business to negotiate the terms and to have a cool-off period. Seek a trail to learn the key functionalities of the CRM. The implementation itself that can take four to six weeks so it kind of puts business off especially smaller businesses. You feel it is taking so long to get on track and to get your staff numbers working. As a result, often you tend to just settle for less to get the core working.