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What’s the cost of engagement?

A recent survey* has shown that, whilst the emphasis on employee engagement is improving, nearly a quarter of respondents...

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Changing the face of internal communications

Very often companies view change/transformation/re-organisation as if it is a one-off event. It might take a while to get...

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Internal comms – how do we tackle GDPR?

Want to support your business when it comes to the new data protection legislation (GDPR) that’s about to come...

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Do you have your GDPR compliant employee privacy notice ready?

Many companies have a legacy employment clause in their contracts for consent to process personal data.   Given the...

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GDPR – Are you talking about it?

For those who get this transition and their future approach right will build greater trust, forming a clear competitive...

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It’s International Day of Happiness! Are you happy right now?

Many of us will be at work today, so why not take a moment to reflect on your level...

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Nearing the end of the beginning: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

You may well be nearing the end of meeting GDPR from a compliance perspective, but this is merely the...

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Carillion – an example of governance box-ticking rather than culturally embedding core principles?

With the Company’s demise last month, huge efforts are being made to save jobs, with 6,668 having been saved...

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Ethics and Conduct – should be at the centre of everything we do

In our personal lives ethics and good conduct are so important – well they are to me at least...

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Data protection day – a pivotal day in a landmark year

It’s data protection day!   I think this is in fact a pivotal year for data protection given the...

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Communication – The Cultural Perspective

The art of communication: Whether you’re trained in the art of communication or not, we all partake in conversation...

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Dawn Raids – are you prepared and communicating?

With the Criminal Finances Act 2017 due to come into force at the end of this month, is your...

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Your Internal Communication Teams Need to Embrace Digital

The external communications of a business seem to have always been the focus, with many businesses putting their efforts...

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365 Days and Counting… Are you GDPR Ready?

A year today (25 May 2018) and all companies need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)....

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Shared Parental Leave: A Cultural Shift

While companies have progressed to match maternity and adoption offerings to paternity, employees have yet to take up the...

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Compliance Programmes

The UK Bribery Act 2010 was just a first of its kind, introducing a new type of corporate criminal...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the employee landscape

Artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of robots are well established and operational in many industries. The medical and...

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Brexit: In times of uncertainty communication to employees is key

With Article 50 having now been triggered, the UK is on its two-year countdown to exiting the EU.  ...

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Respond to me right now: the effects of always being ‘switched on’.

On 1 January 2017, a new law came into force in France, giving workers a legal ‘right to disconnect’...

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Who are they anyway? Raising the Profile of Chartered Company Secretaries

Having worked in several large FTSE companies as a chartered company secretary, I’ve experienced first-hand a general lack of...

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Supply Chain Risk: Manage or Lead?

With the of modern extended supply chains (outsourcing, sub-contracting, licensed intellectual property and cloud-based systems)large companies are operating within...

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It’s a new year and time for new remuneration policies

Often shareholders have voted against remuneration reports over the past few years because of a lack of transparency, so...

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting – It’s all in the preparation   

The final version of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 was issued on 6 December...

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It’s important to have purpose

There’s great emphasis on building a strong business culture, but it can often be difficult to define, build and...

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Investor Communications – update

(1) Viability statements – guidelines published by the Investment Association (IA) The IA has published guidance to help companies...

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Cyber Risk – In the eyes of the GDPR

Whilst Tesco Bank has enlisted the help of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and quickly reimbursed the 9,000...

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Privacy by Design

As we move towards compliance with the GDPR, it’s an opportunity to adopt a ‘privacy by design’ approach. Privacy...

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Post-Brexit Developments – Keeping Group Functions On Their Toes

With an astonishing 14% drop in share prices in the days following the Brexit vote, we now see continued...

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Data Protection – Privacy Shield Adopted by EU

Will this remedy the issue of Safe Harbour being ruled invalid? Following the 2015 ruling that Safe Harbour was...

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Cyber Risk

I recently attended a WIN event hosted by law firm, DLA Piper. It covered the topical changes concerning data...

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Risk – Brexit Plan

With 23 June fast approaching, is your business prepared if the British people decide to leave the EU? If...

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2016 AGMs – Shareholders continue to make themselves heard

Once again shareholders have kicked off the AGM season by expressing continued concern over executive pay. The following highlights...

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New Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) – An Updated View

Further to our News item on 19 February, the FCA has now published its Policy Statement (PS 16/13) on...

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AGMs – It’s all in the planning

AGM attendance varies largely from company to company but what is consistent is the need for good planning. Looking...

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New Market Abuse Regulation

Are you ready for new EU changes to UK Market Abuse Regulation applicable from 3 July 2016? With the...

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Brand Style Guides – Imperative for Brand Integrity

A style guide is a fundamental document that outlines and defines the standards, serving as the primary reference point...