General Data Protection Regulation A huge shake up to data protection laws, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is set to come into force on 25 May 2018. This increases requirements on organisations relating to the processing of special...read more
Apprenticeship News The government is committed to delivering 3 million apprenticeships by 2020. To help them achieve this, they introduced the Apprenticeship Levy in April 2017. The levy requires organisations, with an annual pay bill over £3 million, to pay 0.5 per...read more
On 25th May 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act (1998), it will change how you have to manage and process your employee data. Are you ready?
It has been almost 20 years since the Data Protection Act (1998) (DPA) was used to implement the EU data protection directive. A great deal has happened over the last 20 years, and the way we now use and share data has changed almost beyond recognition. The existing...read more
I am often asked: “what is a virtual HR Department and how can it help Small and Medium sized Organisations (SMO’s) manage their business more efficiently?” To answer that question, I need to explain how a virtual HR Department operates, To explain the workings of a...read more
As I sit in my office missing out on enjoying the warmest weather possibly since 1976, it reminds me that businesses risk lost productivity and operational disruption as staff take “sickies” to enjoy the summer weather. In a real heatwave, productivity can drop by up...read more
Why an HR Business Partner rather than just an Employment Law Advisor can offer real added value to small and medium sized business
When small and medium sized business seek an HR business partner, often what they are offered is an opportunity to transfer their employment law risk. The nature of these arrangements is a phone line, staffed by paralegals offering ultra-cautious employment law...read more
People management behaviours and skills are not as good as they should be amongst business leaders, according to the CIPD’s latest HR Outlook survey of HR professionals, business leaders are considered to be most effective in dealing with matters requiring technical...read more
Employee stress caused by money problems, so substantial that it is affecting their ability to do their job, is effecting a quarter of workers according to a recent survey. This increases to a nearly a third among 18-24 year olds, and those living in London. The...read more
Employers are responsible for their employees, even at the Christmas party. Here are our “Yule Rules to help you manange the Christmas party
Christmas Party HR - Enjoy (and survive) this years Christmas Party. Christmas parties can be a well-earned chance to let off some steam and an opportunity to congratulate the workforce for a year of hard work. However according to the CIPD Christmas party hangovers...read more
What would your business do if an employee asked to see their HR records by making a Subject Access Request?
Under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) employees are entitled to make a data subject access request to see a copy of the information an organisation holds about them. On the payment of a fee of not more than £10, employees are entitled to know what...read more