Since the phone-hacking scandal hit the UK, we’ve seen an increased focus on making employees mobile devices safe and secure. In the September edition of Hourglass, we look at ways in which HR can help educate employees of the dangers of lax mobile security and how all of us can be more vigilant when protecting our personal data.
Also in this edition, we look at the emerging trend of lawyers being appointed to senior HR positions. Whilst an understanding of employment law is clearly vital for any HR director, there are those who question the benefit of appointing a lawyer to an HRD position. We ask whether this trend shows a failing in HR as a specialism and ask what’s needed to make it a trusted business partner at board level.
You can read two extracts from this issue below.
A number of companies have recently appointed lawyers to head their HR function. Is this a sign that the days of the HR generalist are coming to an end?
The UK’s phone-hacking scandal proved that no-one is immune to intrusion from the press, or safe from unscrupulous hackers. So what can we do to protect ourselves?
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