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Profiling and Automated Decision Making as part of our recruitment process
At Boots UK & ROI we use profiling in the recruitment process for some roles, particularly when we receive a high volume of applications, as we feel it’s the fairest and most consistent way to determine your suitability to join us. It also helps you to find out as quickly as possible if your application is being considered further. Some of our online assessments ask how you respond to challenges you are most likely to face in the role. Some also ask about your personality preferences in a work place setting. These scenarios and questions have been selected because they link to the behaviours and personality traits shown to be most effective for the role. If you respond in similar way to high performing Colleagues, it is likely that you too will be a great fit for the role. As part of our online assessments we may use automated decision making such as an automatic benchmark score to determine whether your application is progressed further. Candidate information (such as eligibility to work in the UK/ROI, availability to work the required hours etc.) along with a minimum overall role match score on your assessment profile, will also determine whether we move forward with your application. Of those who are progressed, candidates who most closely match the requirements for the role are prioritised for the next stage. We have experienced members of staff on hand throughout our recruitment process to perform checks to ensure all candidates are going through the same fair recruitment process, from reviewing role match scores, reviewing responses to questions, and during the interview process. A Hiring Manager will ultimately make a decision, based on your performance during a face-to-face assessment. Your right to object to the use of Automated Decision Making or complain to the ICO (UK) or DPC (ROI) Although we hope it never comes to this, you do have the right to complain to the ICO/DPC about any of the Boots data processing activates. You can contact the ICO office in the UK at email@example.com. Or contact the DPC office in the ROI at firstname.lastname@example.org