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Recruitment and the GDPR

It is commonly known that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on the 25th of May 2018, applies to customer and employee personal data.  However, companies may not have considered that the GDPR also has significant implications for the processing of personal data in relation to job applicants. The nature of the personal data processed regarding job candidates is likely to be different to employees already in position.  For instance, potential employers may wish to process data in relation to references, background/criminal record checks, and the right of an individual to work in the UK.  Consequently, it is...
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Career Management - The Basic Problem:

“So, what do you do?” (i.e. “What’s your job?”) A common question, but rarely, if ever, will anyone ask you about your ‘career’, and far less how you’re actually managing it. In fact the majority of people rarely think in terms of career; they tend to think instead about their ‘job’. So why, when our career is probably one of the most important aspects of our lives, do we spend so little time attending to it?If you ask people if they are happy with their job, very few would actually say yes. Some might say ‘content’, but most would say, ‘no,...
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Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Where do we go from here?

What is gender pay gap reporting?As you will probably be aware, the recent obligations on all companies, charities and public sector bodies with 250 or more employees to report statistics on gender pay gaps within their organisation are now in force and more than 10,000 firms have now complied. Gender pay gap reporting is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate where gender pay differences are really happening and highlights where we need to take actions to improve. It gives us an indication of the differences in men and women’s working patterns i.e. part-time roles being predominantly female and the lack of women in...
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Career Advice – Sandy Cullen

Why do we need it?It has often been said that one of the most effective ways of grabbing someone’s attention is to ask for their advice; essentially, it appeals to their ego. “Mm, you need my advice, eh? Why of course, I’d be delighted to help.” And the topics upon which we’re prepared to admit that we do, actually, need the advice are endless: “How do I make a good soufflé?” “Which tie do you think I should wear?” “What book would you recommend for my 12 year-old?” “What would you say is the best way to drive to Skye from...
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Which voice are you?

Katie is a Connector (with a bit of Nurturer), Debbie is a Nurturer, and I’m mostly a Connector with a bit of Nurturer and Pioneer thrown in. If you’re wondering what on earth I’m talking about, follow the link and take the free assessment yourself https://5voices.com/.The 5 Voices is a tool developed by GiANT Worldwide (a global leadership consultancy) to help leaders communicate effectively with everyone they lead. Can you remember the last team or Board meeting you attended?  What did you notice?  Were some people heard more than others even though everyone was speaking?  Did you come to the best possible decisions?...
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