Data Breach: Marriott Starwood

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Another large data breach has come to the forefront of the world of news, with Marriott Starwood suffering a huge data breach. It is reported that details of up to 500 million hotel guests may have been exposed. This is the result of the reservation database being hacked.   The Marriott Starwood data breach will… Continue reading


Guest Blog: Are you looking for more Success in 2019?


Are you looking for more Success in 2019? As this year draws to a close, many businesses are looking at how they can make 2019 one of their best ever! This can include many things such as new Business Plans, Marketing Plans, Staff Training, Investments and the list goes on! But how many people actually… Continue reading


Tribunal awards employee £40,00 after testing positive for cocaine


Kenneth Ball who worked for First Direct Buses was fired for testing positive for cocaine, however after an employment tribunal ruled that he was unfairly dismissed, he was awarded £40,000.   Ball had worked for the company from December 1996 until July 2017 when he was dismissed. First Direct Buses have a no tolerance drug… Continue reading


Brexit giving employer’s recruitment headache


CIPD has conducted research that has highlighted the fact that employers’ recruitment efforts are being affected by worsened labour and skill shortages. With Brexit looming, there has been a decrease in the number of migrant workers arriving in the UK, which has been creating more pressures on existing staff within businesses.   The most recent… Continue reading


Accidental call from manager leads to employee being subjected to foul mouthed rant


An employee has been awarded £8,000 for harassment following an accidental call that was regarded as ‘degrading’. The accidental call was from his manager after the phone pocket dialed and then ensued the foul mouthed rant aimed at the employee.   Consequently, a tribunal found the employer guilty of harassment due to the pocket dial.… Continue reading