Adding a privacy notice to the candidate application process for CCPA compliance

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This article describes how to use different configuration options within Lever to support your company’s compliance needs. For help determining which configuration settings are best for your business, please consult with legal counsel to understand what is required for your particular business.

Lever provides flexible tools to allow organizations to configure the application workflow to meet their compliance needs. For those businesses to which CCPA applies and need to provide a privacy notice to candidates, this article outlines options on how to configure the application process to meet your needs. 

GDPR Functionality

For those organizations looking to take a robust approach to compliance, Lever’s GDPR functionality can be used to provide a privacy notice to candidates with a consent box prior to a candidate submitting their application. As job location and IP address is not always indicative of a candidates place of residence, nationality, or place from which an application is made, many of Lever’s customers have selected this option for compliance. For more information on how to configure GDPR functionality, refer to our help article on configuring General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) settings

Job Description Templates

For organizations who are looking to provide notice to applicants before the candidate goes to the application page and expresses an intent to submit an application, you may include custom text to the closing section of the job description. You can create your own templates which you may choose to add to all applications, or only to job posting for positions in California. For more information on how to configure closing sections on a job description template, refer to our help article on creating job posting templates.

Lever job posting with CCPA policies information outlined.

Custom Application Questions

Some organizations prefer to configure the application page to include a link to the privacy notice URL. You can add a custom application question and include a required or non-required multiple choice question with whichever text is recommended by their counsel with options for a candidate to consent or click through. The link will be displayed in plain text. For more information on how to configure custom application questions, refer to our help article on adding custom application questions.

Lever job posting with CCPA compliance notice and I understand box checked.

Lever Postings API

For organizations with unique requirements or workflows, you may choose to develop their own careers page and application via Lever’s API. For more information regarding configuring a custom careers page with Lever’s web API, see our Lever Postings API article on GitHub.

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