Bysted & Thielsen is a leading executive search company conducting board and executive searches, management assessments and -audits as well as other advisories/services on behalf of our clients. This is done either by our own efforts or through our network of international partners, SpenglerFox.
Our objective is to be as precise and detailed as possible when providing these services. In these efforts, we process relevant professional Information to match candidates with appropriate career opportunities, to conduct management assessments and -audits or provide advice and insights to our clients and candidates within our fields of operation.
The majority of our client relationships are based on long-term collaboration, which provides us with a unique and deep insight into the companies for which we work. Our clients range in size from small start-up companies to major groups.
Should you be interested in becoming a candidate, you are welcome to provide us with any Information you deem relevant in a professional context. This is purely voluntary, and we will treat your Information with utmost care and confidentiality.
What kind of ‘Information’?
We collect publicly available Information, which is professionally relevant, on persons or companies from various (online) sources, including, but not limited to, news site & social media (LinkedIn, Xing etc.).
Besides publicly available Information, we also collect and process other Information which may be relevant in a professional context. This Information may include CV/resume(s), application(s), compensation schemes, annual reports, references etc. passed on by yourself.
Upon providing us with your consent to store and process your Information, we may combine this with other publicly available Information, storing and processing these together.
We strongly encourage you to eliminate any sensitive personal Information such as (but not limited to) social security number, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, health information or sexual orientation from the Information you provide to us.
If you choose to provide such Information anyway, it will be processed along with less sensitive Information. Within the purpose of conducting our core business, we will only use relevant Information to match you with executive searches and will, within reasonable limits, delete non-relevant sensitive personal Information.
The company data we collect, store and process concentrate on relevant Information aimed at understanding current or future client companies, presenting industry overviews and/or gaining industry and or/company insights which may be relevant in a professional context.
Why do we process your ‘Information’?
As an executive search company, we work as executive advisors to many companies, boards and executives regarding various business and organizational topics pertaining to our fields of operation. Part of this advisory includes conducting executive searches and matching potential candidates with future opportunities with our clients.
In continuation of this, your Information may be processed, and you may be contacted by us with the purpose of:
following up on your integration when being placed with one of our clients,
following up with our clients after your placement – including interviews with all relevant stakeholders,
getting your advice when executing other assignments,
supporting our executive search or advisory efforts.
We will only collect, store and process your Information insofar as we have a clear, legitimate business interest in doing so as part of our services provided. At no point will your personal Information be collected, stored, processed or passed on outside our fields of operation.
When may we disclose your ‘Information’?
As part of the services provided to our clients, we offer our clients various types of candidate, profile and market insights. Thus, we typically advise on and suggest potentially relevant candidate profiles to succeed in a position with our clients just as we provide market insights on the relevant candidate population. As a part of this, we may decide to present selected candidate profiles – restricted to relevant excerpts of their professional Information which is publicly available – to our client(s). This Information may include educational background and employment history.
The Information will only be disclosed in relation to our services and will always be limited to what is necessary for this purpose. We will do our utmost to ensure that the Information disclosed is always accurate and updated.
We will not share any Information which is not publicly available with anyone outside our organization without your prior consent. When sharing your Information, we will always take the utmost care to ensure your confidentiality. Any Information shared electronically will always be password-protected and/or encrypted.
With your consent, your Information may also be processed and shared for the purposes of:
matching you with relevant position(s) on behalf of our clients,
including assessing your match with such opportunities and introducing you to our client(s),
informing you of and discussing relevant opportunities potentially suitable for you,
verifying your professional information, educational credentials, professional diplomas and certificates,
conducting Management Assessment or Audit(s) for our client(s) as well as part of our other advisory services.
To whom may we disclose relevant parts of your ‘Information’?
Besides sharing publicly available excerpts of your Information with our clients, we may also discuss this Information with or disclose it to our international partners or their client(s) should your profile match a position with them. Should it be necessary to disclose additional Information, which is not publicly available, we will seek your explicit permission (consent) to do so in each case.