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why target HR

Why Cyber-Criminals Target HR Managers

(Spoiler Alert: Laundering and Money Mules) According to the latest figures for cyber security threats from the Gemalto Breach Level Index, 4.5 billion data records were compromised by cyber-criminals in the first six months of 2018. Join us as we discuss how attacks against HR departments are playing into this worrying picture, and how you can plan to reduce the risk to your own team’s information.   Why are cyber criminals targeting HR Managers? The reason HR Managers and their colleagues are a potential goldmine for cyber-criminals is simple: they process large volumes of information that could potentially be used for

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nightmare hr stories

Nightmare HR Hiring Stories

A 2017 report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) estimated that UK businesses are failing to hire the right person for two out of five roles despite the significant financial costs of making mistakes. The report shows: 85% of HR decision-makers admit their organisation has made a bad hire. 39% admit that the interviewing and assessment skills of their staff should be improved. The cost of hiring a new employee is brought into sharp focus when you look at the numbers. A poor hire at mid-manager level with a salary of £42,000 can cost a business more than £132,000. If you’re

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What Job Candidates really think about HR Managers

….(and the importance of the ‘candidates experience’)  When you are a HR manager in an industry with high employee turnover rates, you learn to hone down your interview instincts. With experience, you will develop a sixth sense on what to look out for when interviewees drop their guard. In low skilled sectors, on-the-job experience might not be as strong a consideration, so you’ll need to pick up on other personality triggers to assess suitability, and your gut instinct will often make the calls. So far, so good. But that’s only ever half the story. On the other side of the

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Maintaining Confidentiality in HR

Each and every organisation requires certain employee or organisational information to be kept confidentially. Human Resources is usually the holder of this information within an organisation, and they are entrusted with personal data and sometimes sensitive employee data. This information can pertain to aspects of the employee including any management issues the employee may have been involved in. This is why any HR professional should understand the extreme importance of ensuring confidentiality with employee data. (This can include personal data like identification numbers, reference checks, compensation numbers, health related information and anything to do with their private lives that they

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digital workflow

What is a Good Digital Workflow Tool?

For some reason, in this digital era, we still spend too much time managing too many things manually instead of stepping out and automating the workflow.  We came up with 7 digital workflow tools that will help you manage your projects, papers, finances and meetings. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A DIGITAL WORKFLOW? Do you worry it will be too time-consuming to learn to use these tools and teach your co-workers? Or, do you worry you will have to monitor them in case they make a mistake, resulting in a doubling up of your workload? In reality, digitalising your workflow will free up your time and give you a

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