Data protection

What Brexit and coronavirus mean for GDPR

Last month marked three years since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Though the contents of the law have remained unchanged since 2018, Brexit and coronavirus mean...

The ins and outs of Garden Leave: what HR should know

The swift departures of Dominic Cummings and Lee Cain and speculation over whether they would actually be continuing work for the government until "mid-December" as was claimed, has left HR wondering...

Using employee data to achieve a more resilient and reactive business

Effective use of employee engagement, productivity and achievement data can help companies build resilience against unforeseeable events into the core of its operations. Managers and leaders with a...

HR analytics and ethical trade-offs – the unconsidered narrative

In the last 15 years the use of data and analytics in HR has grown rapidly. CIPD research found in 2018, 75% of companies globally reported using HR analytics.

What HR should know about the limits of “spying” on employees

The headlines that the BBC’s director-general Tim Davie has introduced sweeping new guidance on staff’s use of social media and rules on presenters moonlighting for private companies, raise...

What HR can learn from the exam debacle and using data blindly

Few of us can feel anything other than shock at the dreadful inequities caused by the methods used to moderate this year’s exam results. How could a seemingly fair and objective process get things so...

Cyber security for pension schemes

Cyber security is one of biggest risks facing pension schemes in the new decade and most schemes are not adequately prepared

Using voice assistants in recruitment

What are the pros and cons of using voice assistants in the recruitment process?

Legal-ease: Areas to focus on in 2020

What do employers need to be aware of as they enter the new year?

Keeping HR safe from cyber attacks

HR is particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks because of its access to sensitive personal and organisational data – but it can protect itself

The possibilities for prescriptive analytics in HR

Is prescriptive analytics the holy grail for HR data, or is it simply something the function has always done?

Legal-ease: Secret recordings in the workplace

A recent tribunal judgment shows that the legal standpoint on employees making covert recordings in the workplace is complex