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What's new for 2018?

As 2017 draws to a close, here are the top five things employers should be aware of for 2018: 1. Data protection. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in May 2018. Billed as the most important change in data privacy ...


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When data protection goes wrong

Data protection issues seem to be hitting the headlines more often at the moment, with large-scale breaches releasing the personal data of thousands of people into the public domain or the hands of criminals.  Our personal data is becoming a ...


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Uber’s appeal loss: the complications of employment status

On 10 November, taxi app Uber lost its appeal to overturn the decision of an Employment Tribunal that its drivers were entitled to workers’ rights such as the Minimum Wage and holiday pay. This case is an important victory for workers in th...


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SCORM is dead! Long live SCORM!

It’s been a great couple of months for the Development team at International Workplace. At the end of September, we discovered we’d been shortlisted for the Learning Technologies Awards 2017, for the development of our new IOSH Managin...


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Why learning intervention is not always the answer

We reported in April this year that International Workplace had become a signatory to the Serious eLearning Manifesto, a list of 22 principles designed to underpin best practice in digital training. I won’t repeat all 22 principle...


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Weinstein case highlights HR’s duty to all employees, not just those in power

Over the last few weeks, it has been near impossible to avoid hearing stories in the news from the dozens of actresses who have come forward to raise their allegations against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein. Whilst the accusations and the pe...