I run a small chain of thrift stores (3 stores) in Tennessee and I am looking into doing online applications. Until now, all applications have been walk ins. Our applicant pool is very small and we our turnover is pretty high. I’m looking to expand our applicant pool by doing online applications. We use Google G suite so I have already created the application via Google Forms and it is set to automatically email the application to the store in which the applicant was applying for. A concern was brought up that there may be a legal issue with having personal information stored in Google’s servers, more specifically company emails. Our store emails are only used internally and are not used for correspondence outside of the company except for the owners email.
Are there any issues that could get us into trouble by doing our online applications this way? How do you handle online applications?
Any thoughts, suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.