Small businesses have praised Thursfields Solicitors for the practical advice it gave on the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) at a hattrick of recent seminars.

The HR Exchange events were held simultaneously at Worcester Cricket Club, Halesowen Rugby Club and Thursfields’ Solihull office on 22 March.

Thursfields’ employment solicitors Lisa Kemp, James Monk and Jade Linton each led one of the free breakfast seminars, advising firms on how to make themselves GDPR-ready.

Sue Kenyon, HR manager at Fitzgerald Contractors, the civil engineering specialists, said: “This was a really detailed insight into the GDPR regulations coming up, but was delivered in such a simple and useful way that helped me to understand.

Most importantly it’s stopped me from panicking about the changes, as I now know exactly what to do to make sure we do the right thing.”

Meanwhile, Peter Costello, finance controller at Universal Document Solutions Ltd, said: “The event was very informative and Thursfields delivered its usual professional, informative presentation.

It was good that the seminar came from a practical rather than ‘too legal’ a perspective, which was a good, commonsense approach for all levels of HR.”

And Kevan Gough, a chartered insurance broker at Kevan Gough Consultants Ltd, said: “The event was very useful and informative, and I was particularly pleased at the insight this gave me into the HR element of the new GDPR regulations.”

Michelle O’Hara, head of employment at Thursfields and a CIPD-qualified employment solicitor, said: “The events were all a great success and we were pleased to be able to contribute sound and practical advice on how to work within the important new GDPR regulations.

There are now only a few weeks to go before the regulations are introduced in May, and so we found that local businesses were very enthusiastic to find out more.

Our employment team explained how GDPR will affect HR processes, and outlined useful practical steps that companies should take to ensure compliance.”

To join Thursfields’ next HR Exchange, contact Dani James at djames@thursfields.co.uk

 

 

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