During the recruiting process, certain information is obtained from applicants. With the Internet, organizations can now simultaneously receive a large number of applications for multiple job openings and store it all in an applicant system. This often leads to questions about information security and what to do with applicant data.
For all job postings, be sure to follow Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) guidelines, only asking for information that relates to employment with your company. Do not ask for Social Security numbers, birth dates, or other information that could pose a security risk for the applicant. Do not require applicants to self-identify race and gender, although you can ask these items as voluntary questions. Use a password-protected applicant tracking software, where job postings and applicants are stored on your secure server.