4 Months on from GDPR, How are Businesses Coping?
Sep27

4 Months on from GDPR, How are Businesses Coping?

Introduced in May 2018, GDPR caused widespread panic among businesses of a variety of sizes. However, several months since GDPR came into force, are businesses still as apprehensive as they once were, or have many risen to the challenge?     The Pre-GDPR Apprehension In November of last year, a study from RSM revealed that 92% of European businesses were under-prepared for GDPR. However, at the time of the study, over half of those...

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Don’t Rest on GDPR Laurels – Five Strategies for Keeping the Business Compliant and Thriving
Aug21

Don’t Rest on GDPR Laurels – Five Strategies for Keeping the Business Compliant and Thriving

The leadership role played by HR departments in the race towards GDPR compliance was critical, but it’s only the beginning By Ian Osborne, Vice President UK & Ireland, Shred-it May was a harrowing month for many businesses as they scrambled to get compliant with the new GDPR legislation, and much of that effort continued after the deadline. The HR department of UK companies felt particularly keenly the additional strain thanks to...

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The impact GDPR will have on CCTV systems
Jun18

The impact GDPR will have on CCTV systems

On May 25th, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced and, with this highly-anticipated, new legislation, the way we capture and handle CCTV footage has changed to fit with the new guidelines presented by the European Union. Businesses now need to cooperate accordingly with the new ruling in order to avoid harmful penalties. Did you know that one penalty that businesses could face is the 4% global annual turnover...

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Five ways HR can lead the way with the new GDPR legislation coming into force
May14

Five ways HR can lead the way with the new GDPR legislation coming into force

With just two weeks to go before the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, XpertHR says there is still time for companies to comply and is offering HR professionals practical advice that will enable them to take the lead and help their organisations prepare.   The new Regulation – which will come into force on 25th May 2018 – replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK and marks the start of a radical new...

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GDPR isn’t a crisis for recruiters if they are careful
May10

GDPR isn’t a crisis for recruiters if they are careful

Guest blog by Charles Hipps, CEO & Founder, WCN   Am I the only one seeing increasing numbers of resubscribe e-mails bombarding my inbox of late? There is now just weeks to go before the new GDPR laws finally come into action across the EU. Are you compliance ready or are you still wondering how do we make the recruitment process more respectful to candidates without losing our edge?     This is perhaps the biggest question we...

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Is your organisation GDPR ready?
May03

Is your organisation GDPR ready?

With a little over a month left until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in Europe, the Pillar Project’s in-house GDPR specialist, Michael Shea, examines how the new law will begin to affect the lives of private EU citizens.   Ahead of GDPR D-Day on Friday, 25th May 2018, there are a number of critical concerns we need to address such as: Will it really protect your data? How will it affect businesses...

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Two in three people can’t leave their work emails alone at home
Mar27

Two in three people can’t leave their work emails alone at home

People are increasingly reluctant to leave work at the office, with two thirds of working adults in the UK spending their personal time checking their work emails.   A survey of 2,000 UK office workers, conducted by tech retailer Ebuyer, shows that 66% of people log on outside of their normal business hours, with most of those (91%) using their personal devices to do so.     Habits vary across the country, with Londoners the most...

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Ninety per cent of small firms still not prepared for new data regulation, new research shows
Mar20

Ninety per cent of small firms still not prepared for new data regulation, new research shows

  ​Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) research, published today, shows that over a third (33%) of small businesses have not yet started preparing for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) while a further third (35%) are only in the early stages of preparations. Only eight per cent of small businesses have completed their preparations. In light of the findings, FSB is launching a GDPR awareness raising...

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My take on GDPR…
Feb28

My take on GDPR…

Guest Blog by Krystyna Petersen So, it’s a new year and GDPR comes into force this year – May 25th, 2018 to be exact! In the interest of being ready to tackle the year head on I thought I would write an article on the dreaded GDPR! I’ve read a lot around GDPR, been to various seminars and it’s interesting to hear the different interpretations. It’s also interesting to see how some make it sound so much more complicated than others....

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What will the GDPR changes mean for HR professionals?
Jan03

What will the GDPR changes mean for HR professionals?

  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now less than 6 months away and the need for businesses to start working together to ensure that all aspects of data storage and processing is ready for the extensive and complex changes has never been greater.   Failure to comply with the GDPR could result in significant financial penalties, such as 4% of annual group global turnover or €20 million; whichever is greater. As well as...

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Almost a quarter of UK businesses have recruited to deal with GDPR – but hundreds of thousands of businesses are still in the dark, research finds
Nov23

Almost a quarter of UK businesses have recruited to deal with GDPR – but hundreds of thousands of businesses are still in the dark, research finds

Learning provider Litmos Heroes discovers that almost a third of UK businesses have done nothing to meet the new EU regulations, which come into force in May 2018   But almost a quarter have brought in a new employee to make sure they comply   Worryingly, ten per cent plan to do nothing about the regulation despite the threat of fines of up to 20 million Euros   Almost a quarter of UK businesses say they have brought in a new employee...

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GDPR is Coming – Why HR Should Have a Key Role in its Success
Oct11

GDPR is Coming – Why HR Should Have a Key Role in its Success

Charlie Knox, head of technology SD Worx, UK Exactly who should be responsible for data protection within an organisation? Should it be a matter for C-level staff only? Or the IT department? The sales and marketing department collecting customer information? Or is it time to appoint a dedicated Data Protection Officer? The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2017. It applies to any organisation...

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Free Self-Assessment tool helps organisations prepare for GDPR
Aug24

Free Self-Assessment tool helps organisations prepare for GDPR

Organisations can now assess their readiness for the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with a free online self-assessment tool launched by MHR, one of the UK’s leading providers of human capital solutions. The tool, available at https://www.mhr.co.uk/blog/gdpr-the-facts/, provides a simple step-by-step checklist to help users determine how prepared they are for GDPR and compare it against the regulation requirements....

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GDPR: The vital role HR professionals can play in ensuring data security
Aug22

GDPR: The vital role HR professionals can play in ensuring data security

Simon Fitchett, COO of UK Data Group discusses the importance of ensuring Data Security and the role HR Professionals can play.   The big, scary elephant in the room There are scaremongers galore whenever you mention GDPR –the General Data Protection Regulation – coming into force on 25th May 2018, and the focus often falls on the fines and penalties for non-compliance! However, when the hysteria and panic subsides GDPR is found...

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Is lunchtime ‘life admin’ creating new security risks and GDPR nightmares?
Aug17

Is lunchtime ‘life admin’ creating new security risks and GDPR nightmares?

It’s often said that the biggest threat to data security comes from people rather than technology – and people conducting private admin on work equipment could be posing a bigger threat than employers realise. With recent statistics revealing that more than four million employees now work at least 48 hours a week, it seems we are all spending more time in the office. Which, for most of us; working mothers, single people...

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