Say Goodbye To GDPR Worries At Your Company…
On May 25th this year, the General Data Protection Regulations came into force. Are you prepared?
Hi, it’s Carolyne Wahlen here.
The chances are you’ve heard A LOT about ‘GDPR’ over the last few months.
I certainly have.
Maybe you’ve given it some thought, maybe you haven’t, but the chances are you’ve been somewhat put off – like I have – by all the scaremongering and misinformation out there.
“Carolyne gave me direct answers to all my questions, which is what was needed, the net result was happy employees and a contented employer.” Wayne Gilholm, Owner and Director, XL Concepts LLP
GDPR ‘consultants’ have been popping up all over the place, trying to get people to part with thousands for their advice, but the truth of the matter is that most of them don’t seem to know anything.
There’s all sorts of confusion about who these regulations apply to, how they apply and when they apply, and the result is that there are still a whole load of business owners paralysed into inaction, because they just don’t know what they need to do to deal with the introduction of GDPR.
And that’s why I’m writing this for you.
I’m not going to scare you into action.
I’m not going to suggest that the ICO will close your business down.
Instead, I’m going to offer you a way to ensure that your business is GDPR compliant, with a minimum of fuss.
GDPR for staff, not clients or prospects.
(Oh, and in case you’re thinking that it’s going to cost you thousands, think again, because it’s not.)
“It is having the support of someone who knows what they’re doing to tell us what we need to do and what is the correct procedure. It is having somebody at the other end of the phone to guide us.” Deb Green, Owner and Director, Vermatech Pest Control
You see, I’ve already done ALL the work on GDPR for small businesses already.
With over 120 organisations on our books, we’re very busy helping businesses to stay legal and compliant, and going forward, a key part of ‘staying legal and compliant’ is complying with GDPR.
So, over the last few months, we’ve been busy for our clients, making sure that they are fully equipped and prepared for the new regulations regarding GDPR and employees (not clients) when they came into force on May 25th.
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from Gap GDPR
Privacy notice for staff
Privacy notice for job applicants
Record of data processing activities
Data protection policy
Data breach policy and response plan
Data breach policy for staff
Employee monitoring statement
Subject access request form
Subject access response
Subject access clarification/refusal
Subject access time extension request
Employee data processing checklist
Guidance for putting it all into place
FORMAT: DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
And now that I’ve done all of that work, bespoke to small businesses, you can benefit from it, because I’m making all my GDPR work available, in easy-to-amend templates.
Which means that getting your company GDPR compliant for your employees really is very simple.
All you need to do is get hold of these templates, fill them in, give them to your staff and sit back, safe in the knowledge that you are compliant and that your documentation adheres to the new regulations.
“I would absolutely recommend Gap HR. Carolyne is on the ball, she keeps up to date with things, she simplifies the whole thing- it’s not this huge weight hanging over your head; she just takes it and does it and gives it to you. And then when there’s something that you don’t understand, her team talk to you in simple terms and it just all makes sense. They take all of the gobbledygook and rubbish out of it, and you think, “Okay, this is do-able.” Frankie Butterworth, Financial Director, Code2Store
The fact of the matter is that whilst all the scaremongers are talking out of the tops of their heads, GDPR is still something that you need to deal with, or face the consequences.
You only have to look at the last few months to know that we are in for a storm of epic proportions when it comes to data privacy and usage.
The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, the furore over the amount of information Google holds and the potential privacy violations that come with that; it all goes to show that over the next few months and years, the way you treat data can and will be scrutinised.
And if you’re found to be wanting, then the repercussions for you, your job and the future of your company could be pretty severe.
You see, the ICO aren’t going to mess around here. And you shouldn’t either.
But, on the other hand, you shouldn’t be scared into forking over thousands to get some slick salesman to ‘prepare’ you for GDPR, only to sell you a load of information that you won’t need and isn’t very useful.
“Gap HR simply do what they say they will do. It’s fairly rare these days that you find a service provider that will provide you with the service they say they will. Gap HR’s service is excellent” Colin Reed, Director, Stirrups Hotel
Here’s what you’re risking if you do nothing:
- Grievance meetings where you explain, yet again, that you can process their data, that you don’t need their consent.
- Having to deal with many Subject Access Requests that turn out to be frivolous only after the third request and hundreds of hours spent providing the information
- And the worst one: paying out thousands of pounds in ICO fines and compromising the future of your business as well as your own role.
Make no mistake; you DO need to take action. But it doesn’t have to cost you thousands of pounds, and you certainly don’t have to buy a solution off some sharp suited salesman who doesn’t have a clue what they’re on about.
When all the GDPR fuss started, I knew it had the potential to be the next big cash cow for the businesses that like to make money from scaring organisations.
I also knew that I didn’t want that to happen. I wanted to provide a simple, affordable way for people like you to get GDPR ticked off in their organisations.
“We use Gap because we need to make sure we always follow the correct procedures. Otherwise it could end up costing us a lot of money. Gap HR provides us with clear, good advice in a timely manner. They ensure we stay professional and focused.” Robin Whitaker, Office Manage, Koettermann
And that’s exactly why I’ve created ‘DIY GDPR For Employees – a simple, step-by-step pack that gives you everything you need to get GDPR compliant with your staff:
Here’s what you’ll get in your pack:
- Privacy notice for staff
- Privacy notice for job applicants
- Record of data processing activities
- Data protection policy
- Data breach policy and response plan
- Data breach policy for staff
- Employee Monitoring Statement
- Subject access request form
- Subject access response
- Subject access clarification/refusal
- Subject access time extension request
- Employee data processing checklist
- Guidance for putting it all into place
But it doesn’t stop there.
After you order ‘DIY GDPR for Employees’ online, you’ll have the opportunity to have a detailed consultation with one of our experts, making sure that you have all the information you need to do implement all of the stuff you get in your pack.
“Employment law is a minefield; if you get it wrong it can be very costly, so being able to rely upon an HR professionals like the team at Gap HR is invaluable.” Carol Lailey, Administration Manager, Basildon Chemicals
And once you’ve had that consultation call and implemented the information, your company will be safe, organised, legal and protected against ICO fines.
Implement everything you get from DIY GDPR and you’ll have implemented something that:
- Protects you from having to pay out huge amounts of money on fines
- Helps you minimise grievance meetings and SARs
- Gives your company the best chance of not just staying in business, but thriving and achieving success too.
“I would certainly recommend Carolyne and having her and the team at Gap HR available to help with the staffing issues that inevitably crop up is a tremendous weight off my mind and allows me to focus on the business.” James Ratcliffe, Managing Director, Homplay
With DIY GDPR For Employees, your business will be safe, organised, legal and protected against ICO fines.
“When I spoke to Carolyne there was no panic and no drama. Her team brought a calming influence to everything.” Kirsten Phipps-Get, Practice Manager, HMG Law
So what does this all cost?
One thing’s for certain – it’s going to be more affordable, safer and sensible than any of the other options you’re exploring. To get a package, packed full of GDPR goodies to give to your employees, that will help you become compliant, it only costs a one off fee of £175 + VAT – still much cheaper than if you went to an solicitor.
I don’t think you need me to tell you that that’s exceptional value. If you got a solicitor to draft up all these documents, it’d cost you – at least – ten times that, and you’re getting everything you need to stay compliant for months and years to come.
This package does not cover GDPR for clients or prospects.
Get it done, get it implemented and then breathe a sigh of relief knowing that your business is safe.
“I would absolutely recommend Carolyne. We are too small for an HR department, but need the support of someone to show us the way. Gap HR gives us peace of mind and we know we only have to ask Carolyne and she is there to show us how to proceed.” Karen Jones-Williams, Managing Director, Agmet
To take this incredibly smart step towards a safe and secure foundation for your company, click “Buy Now”.
Any questions? Give the team a call on 01491 598 600. We’ll talk to you in more detail about precisely what you’ll get in your package and what else might be needed in your business.
This package covers GDPR for your staff. It does NOT cover GDPR for clients or prospects.
Get sorted, get compliant, and then get on with growing your business, safe in the knowledge that it’s built on something strong, sturdy and long-lasting.
“I find working with Carolyne and her colleagues fantastic, I really like speaking with them. They understand me and I like the tone of the way they speak. There’s an informality but still a professionalism, which is important because it makes me feel comfortable. It’s not too stuffy as you stereotypically think an HR department would be.” Steve Macri, Group Manager, Electric Star Ltd