Your questions answered on the UK GDPR & Data Protection issues

The UK left the EU and the transitional period ended on 31 December 2020. The GDPR was incorporated into UK data protection law (such as the Data Protection Act 2018) as the “UK GDPR” before the UK left the EU.  There is little change to the core data protection law in the UK before and... Read more »

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Subject Access Requests from employees

As an employer, there are many occasions when it’s advisable to keep written notes, either by hand in a notebook, or in a follow up email.  Written notes can avoid doubt about what was agreed at the time and provide easy reference for any subsequent conversations or actions. What are subject access requests? In terms... Read more »

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Strategy – how is it going?

At the beginning of the year there were many articles about creating a strategy with some great advice around why it’s a good idea and how to do it.  Now that we are a couple of months into 2021, how has your strategy helped you in your business so far? Has it helped you focus... Read more »

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Complimentary Human Resources Audit

HR – The Paperwork To get the best out of the people you work with, behaviour is a key element.  However, to underpin behaviour and to run alongside it, businesses also need something more tangible.  And that’s where policies, processes, files and written notes come into place.  Having the right information in writing explicitly states... Read more »

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Developing employee resilience

Resilience is the ability to be flexible and adaptable in ever changing circumstances.  Our resilience is compromised when we panic and feel scared about a situation.  Taking time to pause and assess what is happening outside our immediate reaction helps us to focus cognitively. Why is resilience important in the workplace? Helping the people you... Read more »

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Managing Change

Change is inevitable and is currently happening at a pace that some people haven’t previously experienced. Change within peoples working and personal life if likely to continue into the coming few months. To make change successful, we first need to plan the factors of the change such as why, how and when.  And before implementation... Read more »

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Complimentary Company Legal Health Check

Be in the best position to face the challenges of the year ahead. A quick health check now can help to prioritise any areas that need attention and make sure that you are in the best shape to meet your company’s growth targets. A complimentary legal check will be an hour well spent to get... Read more »

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Risk and Culture

One of the ways I manage my own self-development and keep up to date with the latest thinking is to attend various events.  One such event about incorporating risk into company culture and how workplaces are reassessing their attitude to risk in the new Covid world was I attended, left me with some great insights... Read more »

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Thinking of doing business with a Japanese company? Quick guide to Japanese business etiquette

The news that the UK and Japan signed a trade agreement in October 2020 is something we should celebrate more, and we should look out to see how we could benefit from it from 2021. Having been born, raised and worked in Japan up until my late twenties, and working in England for some twenty-odd... Read more »

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Why bother with wellbeing?

In short, stronger, healthier and more resilient employees will work smarter and ultimately produce better results. When people are stressed, they might be present but they’re not necessarily contributing fully.  They are also less tolerant to those around them, find it difficult to focus and they won’t give their best to your clients. Given the... Read more »

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