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GDPR: need-to-know data protection

The advent of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 sees the biggest change to data protection legislation for 20 years. International Workplace Managing Director David Sharp reports on a recent seminar on the subject I ha...


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Protecting yourself online – the threat of Ransomware

Over the last few days the headlines have been full of the ‘Wannacry’ ransomware cyber threat that has very publicly hit a lot of businesses worldwide. This is not the first and certainly will not be the last ransomware attack that we ...


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Cyber security: a people problem?

The global ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations across dozens of countries on Friday 12 May has been called the ‘largest ransomware attack observed in history’, causing hundreds of NHS operations to...


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The recruitment lifecycle for the job searcher

Getting your CV in front of a recruiting manager is half the battle when looking for the next step in your career.  To get the best results, spend time looking through the job advert or agency brief, and really try to understand what it ...


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Mental health awareness – it’s OK to be pink and fluffy

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (running all this week and ending on Sunday) has been ‘Thriving, not surviving’, and there has been a spate of publicity given to mental health and wellbeing in recent weeks, ...


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Building mentally healthy workplaces: support AND prevention needed

During Mental Health Awareness Week this week it’s a good time to take stock of how employers can develop the most effective framework to foster good mental health at work. The CIPD 2016 Absence management survey, in partnership with Simplyh...