Our advertisements describe the general nature of positions and the general nature of the skill set required. At the time of our initial interview with you, we will provide further details relating to the position, the organisation, skill requirements, experience necessary, etc.
Prior to being placed in employment, you have a right to access your personal information held by us and if necessary to have that information corrected, updated or made more complete. However, once you are successful in obtaining employment, your personal information either becomes part of our employment records and/or those of our client/s. Employment records are governed by industrial legislation and are the property of the employer.
VoNK assists applicants in securing permanent, part-time, or fixed term contract positions. From time to time we may also assist with temporary recruitment assignments. If you are employed by Vonk for the purpose of carrying out temporary or contract work for our clients, your personal information becomes part of our employment records. As your employer, we are more than prepared to answer any questions you may have with respect to your records.
VoNK outsources the management of its website and computer network to external contractors. These are important alliances to us and we have entered into legally enforceable agreements with these parties to protect your personal information.
What does your personal information include?
Personal information may also incorporate sensitive information, which might include information or opinion about any health, issues, criminal records etc. We generally do not seek to collect such sensitive information, although sometimes it may be pertinent to a particular position. Such sensitive information in most cases may only be collected and disclosed with your consent or if required by law.
How personal information is collected?
- When you submit an application, resume or fill out our forms;
- Each time we have contact with you;
- We may ask to collect particular personal information about you.
If we have not already done so, when or before we collect information, we will take reasonable steps to inform you of:
- The purpose for which the information is collected;
- Where applicable, any law requiring information to be collected;
- The main consequences if all or part of the information is not provided.
We may approach your referees for a reference and/or make enquiries of your former employers, work mates, professional or representative organisations and employment or labour hire agencies. Your personal information may also be collected from the results of medical, competency and psychometric assessment, performance appraisals, records of workplace injuries or workplace accidents in which you are or have been involved in, certificates of educational qualifications as well as reports from insurance or criminal investigations.
The Privacy Officer