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Supporting Carers in the Workplace

As BBC Wales has reported today that nearly 200 carers in Wales have had to give up their jobs to look after family.  Carers represent a significant part of the working age population, both in the workplace, and in the wider labour market.  They are likely to represent 1 in 8 of your workforce as well being a valuable source …

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A Guide to Tackling the World Cup in the Workplace

The FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia from14th June to 15th July with matches and commentary running throughout the working day and into the evening. As an employer you need to consider the impact that such a high- profile sporting event may have on your business and put in place a strategy to minimise any disruptions. Firstly, you need …

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Whatever your customers trust you to do they trust you with their data too!

If you want people to trust you with their data, you need to earn it…stick with me.. Companies hold more personal data on their customers than ever before. Details about our social media habits or what kind of washing powder we prefer are collected, stored and then used to tailor our interactions with brands. Hence, why I’m followed all over …

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Is GDPR the new Health & Safety Act?

If you haven’t heard about GDPR yet, then your head must be well and truly buried in the sand.   All businesses, no matter what size, are affected by these new regulations which come into force on 25 May 2018. In fact, there has been so much hype around the GDPR regulations, we can but wonder whether they are set to …

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Impact of Presenteeism on the UK Workforce

Despite a general misconception, employees who attend work while unwell isn’t a sign of dedication. It’s more likely that the culture in their organisation makes them feel pressurised to be there.  This is known as presenteeism and has become both a prevalent and costly problem that needs to be addressed. Think of it like a technical malfunction; if a photocopier …

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Supporting employees during Ramadan

This year, the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins on Tuesday, 15 May and ends on Thursday 14 June.  During Ramadan Muslims are prohibited from consuming food and drink between the hours of sunrise and sunset for 30 days. Many Muslims will carry on working during Ramadan and can be affected by a drop in energy, feeling tired and experiencing …

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GDPR Misconceptions by Small Business Owners

If you’re a small business owner, with few or no employees, you may think that the new GDPR regulations don’t affect you. But that’s not the case. There are a number of misconceptions around these rules and so we’ve identified three of these to help small business owners understand the impact of these regulations: Misconception #1: Small businesses are exempt. …

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GDPR: HCHR Support Packages

HCHR Action Plan for Employers To assist you with your preparations for the General Data Protection Regulations that come into force on 25th May, 2018 we have put together a range HR support packages for businesses. We have the following options available for you: Free One hour Breakfast or Lunch GDPR & HR Briefing in Swansea Half an Hour GDPR & …

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GDPR – Action Plan for Employers

No death by PowerPoint but a practical discussion over a cup of coffee on what is GDPR and what do you as an Employer needs to do to comply. By 25 May 2018, organisations need to carry out an audit to identify any data protection risk areas and take the first steps towards creating a data protection by design and …

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Change won’t happen until people do…

Organizations decide they’re going to change all the time. Especially during times like we’re experiencing today, when recruiting is tough, engagement is a challenge, and retention is a top priority. Organizational change doesn’t just because an acknowledgement was made that change needs to happen. Human nature can mean that people both want and resist change in equal measures.  Fear of the …

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