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Why digital onboarding is the future

Digital onboarding is the process by which new customers can sign up or be registered for your company, product, or service remotely. During the pandemic, when face-to-face meetings were discouraged except where necessary, digital onboarding became the primary way for businesses to bring on new clients and employees, as well as to conduct anti-money laundering […]

Transition Period for Old Standard Contractual Clauses Ends

On September 27, 2021, the transition period ended that allowed companies to continue using the old EU Standard Contractual Clauses for new transfers from the EU to a third country. Companies entering into new transfer agreements incorporating the SCCs must now use those published by the European Commission on June 4, 2021. Transfers from the […]

Global hiring boom expected with post-COVID expansion

A new HSBC survey has found that businesses are looking to achieve 20% growth in the next 12 months, and a majority (70%) of businesses plan to hire more staff. While salary and benefits are still seen as the top factor in moving jobs by almost half (46%) of business leaders, many see flexible working […]

China’s New Personal Information Protection Law: Must-Dos for Foreign Companies

The highly anticipated Personal Information Protection Law passed on August 20, 2021. It will go into effect on November 1, 2021, leaving companies less than three months to ensure compliance with the new law. Given the tight time frame, businesses need to move quickly. But what is the real impact of the new legislation on […]


Keith Rosser, group director of recruitment business, Reed, and director of Reed Screening, has an overarching mission to make the world of work safer for workers, jobseekers, and employers. Reed Screening, established in 2011, has grown into one of the UK’s largest screening organizations and runs as a separate business. It provides employment background checks […]

A New Handy Guide to Global DPAs

DLA Piper has attacked the problem of surveying the world’s data protection laws and regulations with a handy online and interactive guidebook for which they’ve released version 2.0 just in time for Data Privacy Day. It begins with a map of the world, with countries colored to indicate the strength of […]

How to Implement a Cross-Border Human Resources Policy

In this era of internationally aligned business operations, multinational headquarters launch many different types of cross-border human resources policies. While drafting a cross-border human resources policy may be a challenge, legally implementing a global policy across multiple jurisdictions is an even bigger undertaking. Six legal issues should be considered […]

Looking for Trouble

One of the issues in policy making these days is whether employers can or should reference-check candidates by accessing their social media profiles – commonly LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Most of the debate focuses on the legal issues, yet the fundamentals of why we conduct references and whether using social media in a hiring decision […]

Some FOIA Amendments to Take Effect in May or June

According to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the following amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) are likely to take effect in May or June: Amendments to the FOIA in section 102 Protection of Freedoms Act (POFA) – duty to provide data sets in re-usable form; Amendments to the FOIA in section 103 POFA […]

World Health Organization Says Alcohol an Overlooked Killer, Calls for More Action

Alcohol is “the world’s third largest risk factor for disease and disability,” and is responsible for nearly four percent of deaths worldwide — more than AIDS, violence or tuberculosis — according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2011. More must be done worldwide to combat alcohol’s negative impact […]


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