Key Concepts in Human Resources Management is an essential guide to the theories and issues that define the field - from the critical debates to the more practical considerations that every student should be aware of.52 short entries will serve to orientate the student round the need-to-know essentials. Entries will include Employment Tribunals, Benefits, Corporate Social Responsibility, Discipline and Grievance, Control, Employee relations, Incentive schemes, Motivation, Organizational culture, Strategic HRM, Victimisation.A range of relevant HR applications will be given for each term.A selection of recommended readings are suggested for each entry.

Data Protection

Data protection

The rights of individuals (including employees) in relation to what information is held about them by organisations, how it is protected, and the uses to which it can be put.

The basic legislation that provides data protection requirements is the Data Protection Act 1998, which came into force in 2000 and implemented the relevant European Union Directive from 1995. In addition, there are many other statutory provisions that provide data protection rights in particular circumstances including the following and a number of other statutory instruments covering particular areas, such as telecommunications, electronic communications, and the holding/use of sensitive personal data:

  • The Human Rights Act 1998.
  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000.
  • The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.
  • The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (this provides ...

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