Oleg Mut­zen­ber­ger, Dennis Neumann and Anto­nio Rein­hart (from left to right) are the foun­ders of SCOPE

Recrui­t­ing cloud plat­form based on IDS con­nec­tors

Trans­pa­rent and Secu­re E‑Recruiting with SCOPE and idento.one

The Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­ti­on (GDPR) gives every EU citi­zen the right to know exac­t­ly what data a com­pa­ny has stored about them. So far, this regu­la­ti­on has cau­sed many com­pa­nies hea­da­ches and was tech­ni­cal­ly dif­fi­cult to com­ply with. This pro­blem is par­ti­cu­lar­ly rele­vant in the HR area, whe­re hand­ling sen­si­ti­ve infor­ma­ti­on is part of the dai­ly rou­ti­ne. Our plat­form SCOPE is an e‑recruiting soft­ware enab­ling the­se data to be pro­ces­sed and trans­mit­ted secu­re­ly.

What’s the deal with e‑recruiting, you may ask. Today recrui­t­ing is digi­tal – this is shown by cur­rent stu­dies on the job mar­ket. Youn­ger job app­li­cants use Goog­le & Co. to search for a job, often from their smart­pho­nes. This means that job adver­ti­se­ments not only have to be found online, but also need to be easi­ly dis­play­ed on various devices. In SCOPE, custo­mers can quick­ly publish job ads, as well as view and pro­cess all app­li­ca­ti­ons recei­ved. We deve­lo­ped our soft­ware with a clear goal in mind: To make e‑recruiting pos­si­ble for ever­yo­ne. In our cloud solu­ti­on, all infor­ma­ti­on is pro­per­ly sor­ted and easi­ly acces­si­ble for the who­le team. When pro­ces­sing such sen­si­ti­ve data, secu­ri­ty is our top prio­ri­ty.

Secu­re data trans­mis­si­on with IDS con­nec­tors

The Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on (IDSA) has deve­lo­ped the IDS stan­dard for secu­re data trans­mis­si­on. As idento.one and SCOPE, we aim to offer our cli­ents this sta­te-of-the-art secu­ri­ty tech­no­lo­gy, which ensu­res trans­pa­ren­cy and legal cer­tain­ty when hand­ling per­so­nal data. Our working princip­le is to free our custo­mers from the poten­ti­al risk asso­cia­ted with the sto­rage of such sen­si­ti­ve infor­ma­ti­on. On the other hand, IDS gives us the pos­si­bi­li­ty to free our­sel­ves from this risk as a data pool pro­vi­der.

To this end, IDS con­nec­tors will be inte­gra­ted into the app­li­ca­ti­on pro­cess, so that each app­li­cant can deter­mi­ne who has access to their data and when. We aim to pro­vi­de all can­di­da­tes with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to crea­te an account at idento.one direc­t­ly during the app­li­ca­ti­on pro­cess, wit­hout gene­ra­ting addi­tio­nal effort or even inter­rupt­ing the pro­cess.

The custo­mer is in con­trol over his data

Trust and data sover­eig­n­ty are at the heart of the IDS. All users of idento.one have gua­ran­te­ed access at all times and deter­mi­ne them­sel­ves who will use their data, for how long, for which app­li­ca­ti­on, how often and under what con­di­ti­ons. Abso­lu­te secu­ri­ty is a must, espe­ci­al­ly when per­so­nal docu­ments such as resu­mes and CVs are invol­ved.

For the app­li­cant, the pro­cess is as easy as it gets: With a check mark, the user gives the poten­ti­al employ­er per­mis­si­on to access their data. With one click on a but­ton, this per­mis­si­on can be revo­ked at any time and thus deter­mi­ne exac­t­ly who sees the data and when. Thanks to abso­lu­te trans­pa­ren­cy, app­li­cants will always feel safe when app­ly­ing with SCOPE.

What does the secu­re data trans­fer via IDS look like in the case of SCOPE?

  1. A com­pa­ny signs up on SCOPE and we will, on request, auto­ma­ti­cal­ly crea­te an idento.one account for them, so that their app­li­cants can bene­fit from secu­re data trans­fer using IDS.
  2. Our custo­mers publish job ads via SCOPE and give their app­li­cants the opti­on to access their data at any given time thanks to idento.one.
  3. If the can­di­da­tes give their per­mis­si­on when app­ly­ing for a job, we crea­te an idento.one account for them too.
  4. The so-cal­led con­nec­tor pro­vi­des a tech­ni­cal inter­face for all com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on bet­ween SCOPE and idento.one. Thanks to this cer­ti­fied con­nec­tion, the applicant’s per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on can be encryp­ted on demand by our sys­tem. On each que­ry it will be che­cked whe­ther the applicant’s data release is still up to date. Only if this is the case will the applicant’s data be trans­fer­red to our sys­tem and made avail­ab­le to the adver­ti­sing com­pa­ny.

by Han­nes Bau­er, idento.one, and Simon Schle­sin­ger, SCOPE.

The use case of idento.one and SCOPE is one of the solu­ti­ons that will be brought to mar­ket by Sep­tem­ber 2020 as part of the Laun­ching Coali­ti­on pro­cess.

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