June 4, 2018

Why Sexual Harassment Continues to be Such a Huge Problem in Business

This is a tough one, but having been asked by several clients to deconstruct the current exposure of widespread sexual harassment across a number of high-profile work environments, I want to look in depth at this issue and explain why it continues to be such a huge problem. Specifically: why it takes place, why it…

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May 25, 2018

Don’t Panic! 11 GDPR Myths Debunked

The General Data Protection Regulation takes effect on 25 May, with new fines of up to £17m or 4 per cent of your global turnover applying for breaches of personal data. A lot has been said about this new regulation in the media, and there have been warnings that many businesses know very little or…

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May 2, 2018

AI is Increasingly Influencing our Lives, but can we Really Trust It?

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” These poignant words are those of Annelies Marie ‘Anne’ Frank (1929–1945). She changed the world, but sadly did not live to see the impact. Anne talked about improving the world and there’s no doubt that almost every free-thinker,…

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April 25, 2018

GDPR: HR’s Role in Preventing Cyber-Attacks and Costly Breaches

The impending introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation on 25 May means the cost of poor cyber security is about to rocket, with lost, hacked, stolen and badly-managed data liable to cost your business up to £17 million (€20 million) or 4% of global turnover in fines. These are serious figures, but many in…

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April 24, 2018

The Five Top Reasons for Outsourcing your Payroll

Payroll is one of those essential business processes that add zero additional value to your business. In fact, the only outcome you can have from running your own payroll is neutral (when people get paid what they expect) and bad – when they don’t. With all the paperwork, pressure, and risks involved if things go…

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April 23, 2018

Can I Insist My Employees Speak English?

“They have been at a great feast of languages, and stol’n the scraps.” William Shakespeare – Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act 5, Scene 1, 32-39 The English language is the most spoken in the world, utilised by the United Nations as one of their two main languages, and more widespread than any language in history, including…

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April 19, 2018

How to Handle Employees Wanting Time Off Work to Attend a Wedding

We are heading towards wedding season again, with the Royal nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set to herald the start of the season proper on 19 May. The UK has seen a rise of 1-in-3 couples choosing a mid-week wedding during the past seven years, with the most popular day being Thursday. Couples…

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