How an HR toolkit can help to take the hassle out of GDPR compliance

The countdown is on till new GDPR laws come into force in May 

There are only six months to go until the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) laws are introduced across Europe but it can take some work to make sure all your data is audited, categorised and recorded as to who has it and where it is stored. 
What is personal data?
Personal data includes confidential and sensitive information, such as salary, bank details and health records.
Part of the GDPR talks about how the data is secured so it’s important to think about where staff data might be, such as in filing cupboards, Excel spreadsheets or even a Dropbox account. But how can you make sure all the data you hold is safe?
You need a secure system that holds all staff data, including confidential information such as:
  • Disciplinary and grievance records
  • Salary
  • Bank details
  • Medical records
  • Training records
  • Next of kin details
  • Education and qualifications
  • Specialist skills
You must also keep all their CVs for the right amount of time and make sure they’re only kept for the minimum time necessary.
The HR Dept recommends My HR Toolkit to prevent a lot of hassle. It’s GDPR-compliant and we can answer any questions your technical or compliance teams might have.
The new laws will govern data across every department of your business: finance, marketing, relationship management and HR. My HR Toolkit can help you tick off one department and get you on the right track before May.
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Ian heads up the HR Dept Edinburgh & the Lothians team. The HR Dept specialises in helping SMEs with everything to with employment, through a local and personal service delivering practical and pragmatic advice and support. With nearly 30 years HR experience, Ian has a wealth of experience in helping businesses to ensure success through their people, be legally compliant and handle tricky people issues. As a business owner himself, Ian understands the challenges that come with running and growing a business. He is known for his ability to explain complex concepts simply and to make learning fun and enjoyable.