To direct or not to direct?

To direct or not to direct?

This post was written by our Director of Behavioural Learning and Head of Perform Division, Roger Ayres. Hybrid working is…

Understanding Values

Understanding Values

This is a guest blog post written by Lindsay Rosul, Services Director at Value Match. As we move past step…

Emotional Intelligence: Heads up

Emotional Intelligence: Heads up

This post was written by our Director of Behavioural Learning and Head of Perform Division, Roger Ayres. Self-awareness is seen…

Introducing Virtual+

Introducing Virtual+

As the pandemic panic subsides and we emerge into a post-lockdown world, organisations are rapidly re-evaluating how to equip their…

Me Learning Volunteers!

Me Learning Volunteers!

As part of our ongoing charity project initiative with our current charity partner Friends of the Elderly, on 3rd April…

Charity Donation Project 2019

Charity Donation Project 2019

In an age of corporate social responsibility, it’s vital that a business doesn’t just talk the talk but walk the…

Recruitment Skills

Recruitment Skills

There is a chill wind blowing throughout the recruitment sector, largely caused over woe about the uncertainty of Brexit. As…

Leadership Skills

Leadership Skills

It is essential to understand the difference between leadership and management. Managers are those in your organisation who carry out specific tasks.

Conflict Management Skills

Conflict Management Skills

Working life means having to cooperate with people we don’t know, sometimes people with whom we might have personality conflicts, yet somehow pull together

Personal Development Skills

Personal Development Skills

Should you ask an organisation whether they are committed to continuous personal development, chances are that everyone will agree.

Management Skills

Management Skills

The strongest line management and people management skills you can deploy in your organisation is to bring in 360° reporting.

Soft skills: What’s in a name?

Soft skills: What’s in a name?

As Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet, “That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet”, surely? Not according to some commentators

Time Management Skills

Time Management Skills

Time management skills are essential both for managers and employees to ensure that everyone achieves what they need to in the working day.

Staying ahead of the cyber criminals (Part 2)

Staying ahead of the cyber criminals (Part 2)

The best steps you can take to start to protect your organisation against the malicious attention of cyber criminals is to introduce cyber security training and to foster a “safety first” culture amon

Mental illness – Ending the taboo

Mental illness – Ending the taboo

Thanks to the efforts of Princes Harry and William, and the Duchess of Cambridge, and their ‘Heads Together’ programme, you might think discussing mental health issues would be less of a taboo than it

Person centred care – the law is changing

Person centred care – the law is changing

The rights of patients with dementia are changing. When it comes to patient-centred care, on the one hand, you have to be sure your patients don’t put themselves or others at risk. But on the other, t

How up to date is your sustainability model?

How up to date is your sustainability model?

Sustainability has been on the business agenda for a good couple of decades now because it makes for better commerce. Michael H. Posner of the NYU Stern School of Business, says “CEOs are recognizing

Managing Virtual Teams

Managing Virtual Teams

Virtualising teams is all the rage. We get to work from home now and then with a flexible working regime, which can support better family life; and younger professionals are choosing to work from anyw

Cyber Security- An Introduction to Ransomware

Cyber Security- An Introduction to Ransomware

Ransomware is an increasingly common method of attack, because it targets unwitting and unskilled consumers with ease. That said, in 2016, the NHS hit the headlines when many of its machines (old, oft

A Very Human Problem

A Very Human Problem

Various scandals over the last few years – from the hacking of Global shipping giant Maersk to the breach of Yahoo’s email system, have highlighted that cyber security affects everyone.

Are you listening?

Are you listening?

Figures released in July show workers across the UK are becoming increasingly demotivated within their current roles and are actively seeking pastures new.

Safeguarding – fighting modern slavery

Safeguarding – fighting modern slavery

The UK led the way when it introduced the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Safeguarding professionals working in the field will know that this abhorrent practice continues to flourish and to affect vulnerable

GDPR – how not to do it

GDPR – how not to do it

Last week (July 17) British Airways scored a spectacular privacy own goal for which the most charitable comment would be that it might consider GDPR training for its social media team. As Heathrow swe

Is the learning landscape changing?

Is the learning landscape changing?

Uncertainty is an overarching theme of our age. Being a species with an innate fear of the unknown this presents us with substantial challenges. Rather than becoming more and more anxious about what w

Mental health in children – not far enough?

Mental health in children – not far enough?

Last December, the government published a green paper on its proposed overhaul of mental health services for children. It has now published its response to the consultation, which campaigners have att

GDPR – see .EU around!

GDPR – see .EU around!

Take-up of GDPR training courses has, naturally, been strong this year, given the May 25th 2018 deadline after which the provisions of the EU’s data protection laws became fully enforceable.

Leadership skills – the top ten

Leadership skills – the top ten

Some say that they find the concept of leadership skills training to be a woolly, ill-defined area. Far from it. An objective approach with scientific metrics means an organisation can drill down on t

GDPR – making an example of Facebook

GDPR – making an example of Facebook

If any data controllers or companies not yet convinced of the value of GDPR training offering great return on investment, they could do a lot worse than to take a look at the cautionary tale afforded

GDPR – prepare for a rise in privacy claims

GDPR – prepare for a rise in privacy claims

Claims against businesses under data protection and privacy have been on the rise for some years, largely thanks to greater consumer awareness about how businesses should be handling and processing su

Fire Risk Assessments: Back to basics

Fire Risk Assessments: Back to basics

Fire Risk Assessments are an on-going part of an employer’s responsibility to its workforce to ensure that the employer is compliant with its statutory obligations and that staff are safe and protecte

Leadership: Motivation With Personal Style

Leadership: Motivation With Personal Style

Leaders come in different flavours. Some favour an aggressive, go-getting style while others advance the benefits of quiet diplomacy and being a good listener. Whatever your personal style, there are

The role of the ICO – Time to Consult

The role of the ICO – Time to Consult

Now that GDPR has become a fact of life, the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) is acting to establish what, and how, will be the effects upon companies and how they interact with their custo

GDPR – Stay calm and don’t panic

GDPR – Stay calm and don’t panic

May 25th 2018 has arrived. Everyone and their dog has been bombarded with emails and letters informing us about the changes and detailing what will happen if we do not comply to the new GDPR rules, as

How to write a robust cyber security policy

How to write a robust cyber security policy

To protect personal data and your business against the upward trend in cyber security breaches, it’s important to review your cyber security policy. Two out of three (66%) of small businesses in the U

Can insurance protect against GDPR fines?

Can insurance protect against GDPR fines?

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), lesser data breaches can warrant a fine of up to 10 million euros or two percent of annual global turnover. Serious breaches could attract a fine o

The ICO’s Information Rights Strategic Plan

The ICO’s Information Rights Strategic Plan

As UK data regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is committed to increasing the trust the public has in government, public bodies and the private sector. Specifically, trust in transp

Are Food Fads Feeding Food Allergies?

Are Food Fads Feeding Food Allergies?

In recent years food allergy and intolerance cases have seen a significant increase as the rise in food trends and fads has grown significantly. Is the public more aware because of modern food trends,

When the ICO bites, it hurts

When the ICO bites, it hurts

While it’s unlikely to use their enormous power under GDPR, an ICO investigation can do serious damage to an organisation’s reputation and even be the catalyst for closure. Here are three organisation

Top tips on GDPR: what the lawyers say

Top tips on GDPR: what the lawyers say

With the 28 May 2018 deadline for GDPR compliance fast upon us, here are some top tips from two leading UK lawyers, extracted from IDG’s Computerworld UK article, GDPR legal advice: lawyers give their

What is ‘personal data’ under GDPR?

What is ‘personal data’ under GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes UK legislation on 25 May 2018, replacing the current Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998. Under the GDPR, the definition of what constitutes ‘personal

GDPR: An opportunity for HR

GDPR: An opportunity for HR

From an HR perspective, the opportunities of GDPR are many, such as better reporting, improved employee insights and engagement, and reduced risk. As the market savvy Steve Jobs said: “Innovation is t

Are your HR apps risking GDPR compliance?

Are your HR apps risking GDPR compliance?

Organisations are using, on average, 139 cloud-based HR apps; many of which are not necessarily sanctioned by the IT Department. This risks sensitive and personal data breach and leakage, which is a c

HR professionals are natural leaders for GDPR

HR professionals are natural leaders for GDPR

Talented HR professionals have an innate depth and breadth of skills that make them natural leaders for GDPR compliance. They can use the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) to advance not

Compliance for candidate data under GDPR

Compliance for candidate data under GDPR

Under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), HR teams don’t just have to worry about compliance for employee data and payroll processing. They must also make changes to how they collect, s

How to achieve payroll compliance under GDPR

How to achieve payroll compliance under GDPR

Payroll management involves processing a lot of sensitive employee data, so it factors highly in concerns surrounding GDPR compliance. If you’re unsure if you’re compliant, or work with third party pa

GDPR best practice guidance for HR directors

GDPR best practice guidance for HR directors

With the deadline for GDPR compliance just over the brow of the hill, HR directors whose compasses aren’t fixed on the summit will need to focus and pick up the pace. If you’re concerned about hitting

Happy Easter from Me Learning

Happy Easter from Me Learning

Easter is upon us, and however you’re spending this long Bank Holiday weekend, we hope you enjoy the break. From everyone at the Me Learning team – Have a great Easter!

Why HR directors are worried about GDPR

Why HR directors are worried about GDPR

In the lengthening shadow of the GDPR May 2018 deadline, there is greater scrutiny than ever on how HR is handling data. This can relate to employee, candidate and even payroll data – all the touch po

Four GDPR tips for healthcare professionals

Four GDPR tips for healthcare professionals

The GDPR compliance countdown is ticking louder and faster. Whether you’re public or private sector, a dentist, GP, local authority or charity, your organisation has until 25th May 2018 to comply with

GDPR: What charities must now do

GDPR: What charities must now do

According to The Institute of Fundraising survey, most (72%) charities see lack of clear guidance as the biggest challenge to the GDPR. 25th May 2018 is D-day for compliance, so charities that haven’t

The impact of GDPR on charities

The impact of GDPR on charities

The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on 25th May 2018, with some key implications for charities. Ultimately, charity revenues could be hit hard if these issues aren’t add

Best practice for GDPR compliance

Best practice for GDPR compliance

As the saying goes, “If you think compliance is expensive, try non-compliance”. To try and help your organisation become GDPR compliant as easily and efficiently as possible, here are five best practi

Busting the myths around GDPR

Busting the myths around GDPR

The ICO has launched a blog series to address the common misconceptions around GDPR. None of these is true. This blog addresses and simplifies three of the most common myths surrounding GDPR.

Updates to our Courses – February 2018

Updates to our Courses – February 2018

This month we’ve made a number of improvements to our e-learning courses, with updated and modernised course content ensuring that your learning experience is the best it can be. Our Safeguarding Chil

How to write a GDPR compliant privacy notice

How to write a GDPR compliant privacy notice

The GDPR aims to tackle the problem of baffling privacy notices with new demands for clarity, so people can quickly and easily understand who you are and what you’re doing with their personal data. In

What is consent under GDPR?

What is consent under GDPR?

Consent under the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is all about empowering consumers. It means that your organisation must give individuals real choice and control over how you communica

How to report a data breach under the GDPR

How to report a data breach under the GDPR

High profile businesses to expose customer data include retailer Debenhams, mobile phone company Three – and Tesco Bank, which had to reimburse a staggering £2.5 million to more than 9,000 customers w

How to conduct a data audit for GDPR compliance

How to conduct a data audit for GDPR compliance

Before you get stuck into your GDPR compliance action plan, you’ll need to conduct a data audit. After all, if you don’t know what data you have, how it’s used and who has access to it, how can you id

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