With the European Courts of Human Rights recently ruling that an organisation that read a worker's personal messages sent while he was at work was within its rights, I felt compelled to provide some guidance and warn businesses against ‘snooping’ on staff.
I recently attended an afternoon networking group at #TheDoyleClub in St. Pauls, London. I do like this group – firstly, they meet in a bar, which is great, but more importantly, there are many friendly people there. I spoke to a number of people, as you do, and it always fascinates me how many business people do not know what HR is.
Sports Direct have been in the spotlight recently – for many things – but one issue is the highly controversial use of zero-hour contracts. But I would like to ask, why are they so bad and why are they so frowned upon within the media?