As the countdown to GDPR implementation progresses, we have refreshed our course Data Protection: Privacy at Work to ensure users benefit from the latest in policy and practice.
New modules have been added and existing ones updated to take account of the coming data protection regime; both across Europe and in the UK specifically with the introduction of the new Data Protection Bill.
Global Data Protection Module
An in-depth, line by line comparative analysis of data protection legislation and regulations across more than 70 major countries. View a summary of data protection rules compared to GDPR for one country at a glance, or compare and contrast multiple jurisdictions to ensure staff all around the world understand their data protection obligations.
VinciWorks has just released a new version of its tax evasion course specifically geared to the corporate sector. While the first version of Tax Evasion: Failure to Prevent is tailored for businesses in the regulated sector, the new version has been modified to better accommodate scenarios that often face companies in non-regulated industries.
More content relevant to diverse industries
VinciWorks corporate users are based in industries as diverse as hospitality, retail and manufacturing. The corporate version of the course provides content that is more directly relevant to the kinds of issues people face in non-regulated sector industries.
Chose from six corporate scenarios
There are now six specifically corporate scenarios to choose from, with up to three included in the course. Scenarios, like everything else in the course, is fully customisable. You can upload your own scenarios or VinciWorks can help you design learning scenarios that are relevant to your company and industry.
Nagware allows managers to automatically send out an email to remind staff to begin or complete a learning activity. Administrators can select when to start sending the nag emails, often to send them and a trigger for when to begin to send the nag emails.
We have just added a new feature that means a “nag” can easily be duplicated so that a new nag doesn’t need to be started from scratch.
Administrators can now easily duplicate a “nag” without having to copy and paste the details of a previous nag
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Diversity in the workplace is important not just from a compliance and legal perspective. Results published in a McKinsey research paper show that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially. Further, in July 20-17 the £1,200 employment tribunal fee was scrapped by the Supreme Court last month. The result is that those who feel mistreated can take their current or former employer to court without having to overcome a financial hurdle.
Full transparency of a company policy will help diminish the risk of discrimination in the workplace, as well as promote a diverse culture in the workplace. VinciWorks has therefore created an equality and diversity policy template that can easily be edited to suit your organisation and industry.
What should the equality and diversity policy include?
The introduction should explain the purpose of the policy and what it consists of. It should also explain the importance of everyone contributing to compliance with the requirements of the policy by embedding such values in the workplace and by challenging inappropriate behaviour and processes.
The interpretation of the Equality Act 2010 in everyday life continues to evolve and progress. Tribunal decisions and court cases are constantly adding layers to equality and diversity best practice. One important general update employers should bear in mind is that the £1,200 employment tribunal fee was scrapped by the Supreme Court last month.
This roundup of the latest rulings will help you review equality policy and practice in your workplace.
Since the first modern slavery statements were published a year ago, we have gained perspective on what companies can do to fight slavery in the supply chain and the benefits of a robust anti-slavery programme. On Tuesday 26th September at 12:00pm, Richard Beale will be joining VinciWorks to discuss the practical aspects of modern slavery compliance and answer any questions you may have.
Meet the expert
Richard Beale is the Global Director of Supply Chain at Marshalls plc. and has over 20 years of experience managing global supply chain and procurement in the FMCG, retail, financial services, private equity and manufacturing sectors. At Marshalls, Richard is piloting a cutting-edge supplier education programme focusing on the elimination of modern slavery.
Ensuring an organization promotes an anti-slavery culture is now more vital than ever. Organisations must therefore ensure their staff feel comfortable bringing up any concerns they have regarding slavery. All staff should be familiar with the organisation’s modern slavery statement and be able to identify a red flag worth raising with their employer. VinciWorks has therefore created a modern slavery whistleblowing policy template that can easily be updated to suit your organisation and staff.
VinciWorks is constantly updating its courses to keep up with changes in regulations, law and the risks faced by organisations every day. We also pride ourselves on providing completely customisable courses to ensure that each course is relevant to all staff in an organisation.
New module for IT professionals
IT staff in any organisation have the responsibility of ensuring their organisation is technically safe and protected. Some of the recommended steps to achieve this include:
- Applying software updates
- Implementing anti-virus and anti-malware software
- Decommissioning unnecessary services and software
- Storing passwords safely with a hash function
- Changing all default credentials
New European regulations came into force today, 8 August 2017, that have dramatically expanded the number of businesses who must ensure they follow UK sanctions rules. The European Union (Amendments of Information Provisions) Regulations 2017 make it a criminal offence to fail to report knowledge or reasonable cause to suspect someone is under an asset freeze, or has committed an offence under a financial sanctions regime. VinciWorks has updated their sanctions course to cover these new rules from today.
While the previous failure to report offences only extended to financial institutions, the new law covers:
- External accountants
- Law firms and sole practitioners
- Tax advisers
- Trust or company service providers
- Dealers in precious metals and stones
- Estate agents
VinciWorks releases new e-learning course on tax evasion
Does your organisation have “reasonable procedures” in place for preventing the facilitation of tax evasion?
The Criminal Finances Act, passed by Parliament on 27th April 2017, creates a new corporate criminal offence for failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. This places the responsibility on businesses to have “reasonable procedures” in place to ensure none of their employees or contractors are involved in helping someone evade their taxes anywhere in the world. Training on tax evasion is a requirement of the new Criminal Finances Act.
About the course
VinciWorks’ new course on tax evasion will give users an understanding of what “reasonable procedures” are and how to ensure your organisation can ensure compliance with the Criminal Finances Act. Users will also learn the difference between the terms “tax evasion”, “tax avoidance” and “tax mitigation” through interactive quizzes, relevant scenarios and case studies. The course also addresses the challenge of offshore tax jurisdictions and gives guidance on how to spot red flags. Organisations can create personalised guidance for their staff, with information about the what to do and who to contact when there is a concern of tax evasion from a client.
There are two versions of the course available, one 45 minute course for high-risk staff and a 15 minute course for all other staff. You can demo both courses below.
Demo the 15 minute version
Demo the 45 minute version