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February 2018

What is personal data and where do you find it?

By | February 19th, 2018|Blog|

In order to comply with the GDPR businesses need to know what personal data they are holding.  But are you clear on what information actually counts as personal data and where to look for it? Here we share some guidance on where employee personal data might be found.  We'll also look at what kind of [...]

How to audit your employee data for GDPR

By | February 12th, 2018|Blog|

The May 2018 General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) deadline is fast approaching and it's time, if you haven't started already to think about getting your employee data in order. To comply with the GDPR businesses of all sizes need to conduct an audit of the personal data they hold and process about their employees.  The [...]

Whose responsible for data protection in your business?

By | February 5th, 2018|Blog|

Most business owners are by now aware of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and that it will impact how they operate in terms of how they keep and process data. But as the deadline gets nearer we finding many business owners don’t really understand what it means for them.  So we thought we'd help [...]

January 2018

How to handle an office romance

By | January 29th, 2018|Blog|

Dating apps might be considered the modern way to find a partner, but plenty of people still find love at work.  According to a study by Approved Index, 65% of office workers have been involved in at least one office romance during the course of their career.  And that's hardly surprising.  Many of us see [...]

3 key employment law changes you need to be prepared for in 2018

By | January 21st, 2018|Blog|

The start of a new year brings new challenges when you’re running a business, and there are always key developments in the world of employment law that you need to be aware of.  Not surprisingly, 2018 isn't going to be any different. Though Brexit has offered more questions than answers, there are still lots of [...]

The call that HR Consultants dread in January

By | January 14th, 2018|Blog|

Now we’re well and truly recovered from the mince pie and mulled wine fog, we’re back in the office and eager to kick off another brilliant year of helping small businesses, like your's tackle their HR issues and get the most out of their people. We’re expecting a call though.  It’s one we get every [...]

How to overcoming the January productivity slump

By | January 4th, 2018|Blog|

Over the festive period spirits are often high in the workplace and everyone’s looking forward to the opportunity to take some time out with friends, family and loved ones. By the time that the New Year comes though, the general mood has often shifted.  With nothing but dark days and credit card bills to look [...]

December 2017

Warning: A lack of digital skills could be killing your business

By | December 18th, 2017|Blog|

We spend hours and hours each day scrolling through Facebook. We arrange our personal and professional lives through social media. We can hardly remember a time when answers weren’t right at our fingertips due to the magic of Google. So it may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that when it comes [...]

Five struggles that new line managers face

By | December 4th, 2017|Blog|

So a management position becomes available in your company, and you make the decision to promote an existing member of the team.  They’re eager, they’re passionate, and they’re full of potential.  They’re also human beings though, and however excited they might be to step up and demonstrate what they can achieve, there are a few [...]

November 2017

What small business owners need to know about GDPR

By | November 27th, 2017|Blog|

Despite the fact that Britain is set to leave the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force here in the UK on 25th May 2018.  It’s been almost two years since the proposals were approved, but research from Blake Morgan LLP suggests that 23% of companies are still unaware of [...]