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A personnel file provides a record of the key correspondence, events and developments in the course of an individual’s employment. Employers use personnel records to keep track of the employment relationship.
The Data Protection Act 1998 requires that employers follow various data protection principles when handling personal data, which includes information contained in personnel files. For example, personal data should be kept no longer than necessary, meaning that employers can eliminate personal information that is no longer relevant once the employment relationship has ended.
2 Jun 2008
Powertec, one of the United Kingdom’s leading providers of healthcare software, today announced the launch of Optimize-Roster, a new rostering...
20 May 2008
East Midlands Business, a provider of business support services to SMEs, has bought HR software from Snowdrop to centralise employee information...
29 Apr 2008
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, has recently purchased integrated HR and Payroll software from solutions and services provider, Snowdrop,...
18 Apr 2008
Cundall, the expanding multi-disciplinary engineering firm, has bought HR software from Snowdrop to consolidate employee information and reduce administration.Cundall currently...
30 Jan 2007
Leicester University recently conducted a survey among a representative sample of 2,000 people, asking whether they would commit fraud if they...
5 Jan 2007
Police officer recruits, community support officers and special constables should have DNA checks to ensure they have no criminal record,...
17 Sep 2006
This excerpt from a new handbook on occupational health and employment law, by Joan Lewis and Greta Thornbory, covers the vexed issue of health records and confidentiality
13 Jan 2006
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has welcomed the government's pledge to tighten links between its education workers 'blacklist' and the sex offenders register
3 Sep 2005
Survey findings reveal that checking procedures are not being used to their full potential, despite a significant rise in the use of identity theft and employee fraud
2 Aug 2005
Survey reveals substantial disappointment with accuracy and standards of service
5 Jul 2005
Ross Wigham reports on the latest legislation to divide the HR profession
26 May 2005
MCI is the latest US corporation facing a potential identity theft problem with its employees’ personal data
5 May 2005
Personal information for 600,000 current and former Time Warner employees has been lost, the company has said. The media giant...
6 Apr 2005
Social attitudes have changed considerably since the European Court imposed the first employment protection for transsexual people, which came into effect in UK law in 1999. Yet many 'trans' people continue to experience problems in their places of work, writes Stephen Whittle.
3 Apr 2005
New legislation in Scotland is intended to improve safeguards for children by preventing unsuitable people from working with them. melanie kerr explains how it works