PBS HR Newsletter – January 2018

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...

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PBS HR Newsletter – 1st December 2017

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...

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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...

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Dealing with “warm weather absence”

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...

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