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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GDPR continues to dominate as XpertHR analyse their ‘top five’ HR queries for July 2017
Aug14

GDPR continues to dominate as XpertHR analyse their ‘top five’ HR queries for July 2017

Every month XpertHR analyses the most popular FAQs asked by HR professionals in the past month.   The top five XpertHR FAQs in July 2017: What data subject access rights will employees have under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? How will the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affect the processing and retention of recruitment data by employers? For how long is an employer obliged to consult with employees to...

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Why GDPR & AI could be more disruptive to employers than the “TripAdvisor effect”
Jul21

Why GDPR & AI could be more disruptive to employers than the “TripAdvisor effect”

A new risk analysis paper on GDPR from specialist technology law firm Boyes Turner this week found that promotion by consumer groups of new rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could prove more disruptive to employers than the “TripAdvisor effect”. Post GDPR, control over the future of brands and marketing strategies is likely to shift away from companies and managers towards consumers and employees and according...

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Time is running out to master candidate engagement, warns talent acquisition and management consultancy 
Jun29

Time is running out to master candidate engagement, warns talent acquisition and management consultancy 

Businesses have just a matter of months to ensure that candidate engagement strategies are hitting the mark – or they risk losing access to vast and valuable talent pools. That is the advice of global talent acquisition and management specialist, Alexander Mann Solutions, as the launch of new data protection laws draw closer. The introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules, which are due to come into effect...

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XpertHR launches new guide to help HR prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation
Jun20

XpertHR launches new guide to help HR prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation

XpertHR is marking the one-year countdown to the introduction of the EU’s wide-ranging General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by launching a practical guide to help HR begin their preparations. 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 data protection landscape, with significant penalties for non-compliance. The GDPR will...

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