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In their drive to eradicate modern slavery from their supply chains many businesses are now asking expecting all their suppliers to comply with the legislation and provide evidence of compliance and staff training.
Concrew Training offer a range of training and and around Modern Slavery
Our base course brings managers up to speed on the latest legislation and good practice and also provides time for delegates to consider how best to evidence their organisations compliance.
Appreciating that many businesses will need to cascade this training to staff and suppliers we also offer a condensed half day version for direct delivery to staff and a variation of the one day course that assists managers and trainers in developing developing their own half day training session for subsequent delivery to staff and suppliers.
Its the Christmas Party season, a time for merriment, banter, flirtation, kissing the boss under the mistletoe, kissing the office junior under the mistletoe, a drunken hand on the knee , a playful smack of the bottom, its the time when even the most upstanding person could over step the mark. But take the law doesn't stop for Christmas and the new year, unwanted behaviour is still seen as harassment and abuse and when the party is over the complaints begin. Prevention is better than cure so all HR managers should as the absolute minimum remind all managers and staff what is acceptable and what is not.
Under the Equality Act 2010 employers have a defence if they can prove they took all reasonable steps to prevent employees from committing discriminatory acts. Employers should therefore consider taking the following seven steps before the Christmas festivities begin: Ensure equal opportunities policies are up to dateat the office party, and other social events, offer a selection…
The transcript of the ICO Deputy Commissioner (Operations) James Dipple-Johnstone speech to the "CBI Cyber Security: Business Insight Conference" makes for interesting reading. A short extract is below:
"Busting myths Organisations are struggling with the concept of 72 hours as defined by the GDPR. Remember: it’s not 72 working hours, the clock starts ticking from the moment you become aware of the breach.Some reports are incomplete. Our guidance sets out very clearly what you should include when you report a breach. You might not have all that information to hand in the first 72 hours, we get that, but please plan ahead; have people with suitable seniority and clearance to talk to us and be ready to provide as much detail as you can and be able to tell us when we can expect the rest. It is not very helpful to be told there is a breach affecting lots of customers but the reporter isn’t authorised by the general counsel to tell us more than that! If you don’t assign adequ…