Employees and data Posts

Monday September 8, 2014 at 12:56pm
The challenges of the owner manager and directors of SME’s throughout the UK seem to grow daily. There are ever more complex risk and compliance issues to deal with, whether it’s data protection, health and safety, data security or industry regulation, the requirements can be onerous.I find SME’s really struggle in their efforts to safeguard what is one of their key business assets - their data.Given no business owner would knowingly put a valuable asset at risk I wonder why th....
Friday May 10, 2013 at 9:00am
All too often I visit organisations where a member of staff has either been disciplined or left the business - where it turns out that data was compromised by unauthorised or un-restricted access by a user that did not require this privilege.When I conduct reviews as to how these breaches occur, I tend to find two common issues: 1) no access rights policy in place and 2) no formal authorisation process to ensure that the new starter has the appropriate access relevant to their role in the organi....
Tuesday January 29, 2013 at 9:00am
Nearly all organisations have to deal with employee contract terminations at some time, whether that’s through an agreed mutual parting of the ways, an end of a fixed term contract, because of redundancy or for disciplinary reasons. Most of the management focus in each case tends to be on human resources processes, legal procedures and the like, to ensure there is no breach of employment legislation.Good HR Managers will conduct exit interviews and record details of the employee’s ob....

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