Hourglass - issue 23

Since the phone-hacking scandal hit the UK, we’ve seen an increased focus on making employees mobile devices safe and secure. In the September edition of Hourglass, we look at ways in which HR can help educate employees of the dangers of lax mobile security and how all of us can be more vigilant when protecting our personal data.

Also in this edition, we look at the emerging trend of lawyers being appointed to senior HR positions. Whilst an understanding of employment law is clearly vital for any HR director, there are those who question the benefit of appointing a lawyer to an HRD position. We ask whether this trend shows a failing in HR as a specialism and ask what’s needed to make it a trusted business partner at board level.