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Sexual harassment in the technology sector

Tech giants have been accused of having cultures that ignore or perpetuate harassment and gender discrimination. The December issue of HR Magazine looks at the recent walkout by Google workers to protest against sexual harassment, misconduct and a workplace culture that wasn’t working. Commenting in the article, GoodCorporation’s Jane Ellis said, “A wise start-up will…

Foreign Office raises the bar on Modern Slavery obligations

Suppliers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) will be required to comply to a revised Supplier Code of Conduct which will form part of the standard conditions for FCO contracts valued in excess of £10,000. The new Code contains detailed and prescriptive instructions around the Department’s expectations around the corporate responsibility to manage human…

Europe’s data privacy revolution is far from over

As GDPR came into force, it led to an avalanche of notifications and data protection requests. At the same time, high-profile data scandals helped consumers realise the extent to which their data has become a valuable currency. While growing awareness of data privacy is a good thing, will fatigue set in? Are some organisations already…

The drivers of ethical culture

Culture has risen up the agenda in recent years for businesses, investors, and regulators alike. Companies are now faced with the challenge of how to measure, monitor, and report on it. Under the revised UK Corporate Governance Code published by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), companies with a premium UK listing will be required to…

New obligations and opportunities in assessing company culture

An organisation’s culture is defined as the habits of the people within it and the way they behave. In the workplace, the day-to-day interplay between these habits and behaviours can determine what practices are accepted, expected, rejected or rewarded. Writing in HR Magazine, Michael Pollitt and Debbie Ramsay examine the role of HR in helping…