Workdays chief privacy officer has offered six steps to help human resource teams bring employee data up to speed with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The deadline for compliance is May 25, but as many as 50% of companies affected will not be fully prepared. Those affected should start by inventorying the personal data that they currently have on employees. Corralling this pertinent information into one system is critical, as is determining who will have access. Communicating with and training employees about the GDPR will help to ensure compliance and it is helpful for companies to keep in mind that compliance will not only boost productivity and performance, but increase trust with employees and customers.