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The Google GDPR fine – why this case is significant

So, what is the defence – you made the effort, or you have cooperated with the investigation or both, perhaps that’s still not enough if you have the resources and funds to ensure compliance. This case relates to a very large establishment and the fine clearly reflects this.

Article by: Karen Holden | Published: 4 February 2019

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Snow excuses! Be prepared for the white stuff

Transparency is important with this kind of arrangement as employees need to be contacted over the position of their lay-off period, and reducing pay to nil without an agreed lay-off period could lead to an employment tribunal, causing a headache for your business.

Article by: Neil Tonks | Published: 3 February 2019

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Top tips when it comes to completing your self-assessment tax return

The majority of the working population have their tax deducted at source from the company that they work for, however, anyone that is self-employed has to complete a self-assessment tax return in order to be taxed appropriately on their earnings by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). 

Article by: James Foster | Published: 2 February 2019

The Good Work Plan – still just words?

However, for the most part, it is just an intention to legislate, with no detail or timetable for implementing the majority of the recommendations and so for businesses trying to prepare for any changes, this is not giving them any degree of certainty. 

Article by: Jane Crosby | Published: 1 February 2019

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Productivity and People

Employee productivity is particularly important in small businesses, where resources are more limited than they would be in a large company. According to a study by Opus Energy, 86 percent of UK SME’s claim that productivity is an issue.

Article by: Mike Davis | Published: 31 January 2019

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Guide to parent-friendly, agile working practices

By helping the first wave of agile workers, working parents, to find ways of adapting to working outside of ‘normal’ working conditions, environments and patterns, parent-friendly employers have already learned much about how best to help all workers better manage their emotional health.

Article by: Helen Letchfield | Published: 31 January 2019

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How Emotional Intelligence will save us from chaos

Rory Stewart is right, he’s been banging on about empathy for weeks now: Emotional intelligence will extricate us from Brexit hell. Once the children pick up their toys and perambulate off to their perma-huff, adults will decide the way forward. 

Article by: Russell Wardrop | Published: 30 January 2019

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Designing out cyber threats 

Businesses and consumers will benefit from increased security and protections built into digital devices and online services we use every day. This is with the help of up to £70 million in government investment through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and backed by further investment from industry.

Article by: Dr Ian Levy | Published: 29 January 2019

How to crush the career blues in 2019

A survey by Bidvine last year found the top priorities for workers in 2018 included travel and getting a promotion or pay rise, followed by the resolution to improve mental health. In 2019 a YouGov survey revealed much of the same, with people looking to eat better, exercise more, care for themselves better, learn new skills and get a new job. 

Article by: Jakiya Rahman | Published: 28 January 2019