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Civil Society, Politics

Shouldn’t the voluntary sector be making calls for a final say?

  What a shambles. The government has released another tranche of papers on what to expect if there is no deal, but the shape of a final outcome is still no clearer. Yet it’s the biggest and most significant event in decades. Undoing almost 50 years of EU membership will affect almost every aspect of… Continue reading Shouldn’t the voluntary sector be making calls for a final say?

Employment Relations, Leadership & Management

Resolve conflict by concentrating on the interests, not the personalities

Very few people enjoy dealing with workplace conflict. But very few workplaces are entirely conflict free. Even in the best of organisations, people can disagree, fall out, or take a dislike to someone or something. So how do you, faced by two opposing views, stop people from locking horns? Whatever you may think about the… Continue reading Resolve conflict by concentrating on the interests, not the personalities

Social Media

Five tips to avoid a social media meltdown

Among the usual Facebook posts about silly pets, tasty meals and holidays are those showing friends and family having fun. But what if your great night out was caught on video? A laugh yes, but maybe not so funny if your drunken antics were seen online by your employer? The instant nature of social media,… Continue reading Five tips to avoid a social media meltdown

Governance & Funding

New conditions and safeguards for processing sensitive data…

Many organisations process what is now referred to as special category data; and depending upon the nature of their work, others will process criminal conviction data. The sensitive nature of such data has always meant that its processing was subject to more protection.  But with new data protection laws now in place, have the GDPR… Continue reading New conditions and safeguards for processing sensitive data…