What’s in it for (S)ME?
What’s in it for (S)ME? Working for a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) can offer significant benefits to workers when compared to larger corporations; advantages such as higher job satisfaction, flexibility and work-life balance, to a better company culture, closer teams, career progression, recognition and a greater feeling of value. All of these component parts...
Training your staff regarding General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
If your company collects, uses or stores people’s personal data, then this is important. New GDPR laws came in to force on May 25th which evolved from the Data Protection Act 1998. Under the new GDPR law, employees who handle or process personal data should receive adequate training about their responsibilities regarding data protection....
May Newsletter – Seven steps to 21st century data protection
In this newsletter we set out some advice for employers on complying with the HR aspects of GDPR. We have summarised the headline changes and actions for employers here but, with just 10 working days to go until GDPR becomes law, we’ve broken down your initial actions for compliance into 7 steps to take. Click...
Shared Parental Leave
In 2014 a set of regulations came into force regarding the rights of parents to share parental leave. This was done in order to allow working parents to share responsibility of looking after a new-born or adopted child with their partner. In essence the regulations entitle parents to take shared parental leave and statutory shared...
Unconscious bias in the workplace
Our brains make decisions and judgements with incredible speed. We’re hard-wired by personal experience, societal influences and even context to make decisions about people based on their appearance. During a recruitment and selection process, promotion decisions and when giving access to training these decisions or judgements can occur without us even being aware of it....
Everyday is a school day
One constant in business: Change The demands on businesses change constantly, from the challenges of regulatory compliance and health and safety to software or hardware updates, management training and alignment with industry guidelines. Changing times require changing skill sets, and top performing employers know that in order to perform well they must develop themselves and...
Data Protection for the 21st Century
Employment aspects of GDPR The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law on 25 May 2018. GDPR is the biggest change to data protection law in 20 years and reflects technology developments and increasing amounts of personal information processing.
Surviving Winter Blues
Tis the season to shine! It’s been a long winter. Spring feels a long way off. Reaching summer seems impossible. The skies are grey. Oomph is in scant supply. So, at this time of year how can you brush away those winter blues and motivate your employees with a dash of happiness and a little...
Ask Us – Employee retention
We are an SME and I know 2018 is going to be a huge growth year for us. However, I suspect some of our staff are looking elsewhere for jobs. Losing that experience will have a detrimental impact on our operations, but as a SME I’m very limited as to what benefits I can offer...
New Year’s Resolutions (and why they matter)
A new year offers new personal and business opportunities and possibilities to improve on the past year and take an incremental upward/forward step. Many people look forward to January 1st and use the milestone to signify the beginning of a healthier happier lifestyle. However, inconveniences like life in general, work, and a lack of...