General Data Protection Regulation: Data Breach Reporting

In the new GDPR you will be required to be able to report on a data breach. In this blog we will look at what is a data breach and what to do if you have one. A Data Breach: No matter how good the governance, controls and discipline are around data protection, data breaches […]

GDPR: What Does Consent Mean?

In the world of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) our “consent” will be a major focus and understanding what is meant by consent will be important for all of us as individuals and for the organisations that we work for and connected with. So what Does Consent Mean? The Oxford English Dictionary defines consent as: […]

GDPR: What Rights Do Individuals Have?

So this is the one that matters to all of us. Under the new legislation, businesses must provide a lawful basis before they can process personal data, and this in turn affects an individual’s rights. This is not painful but it is important for companies to consider how these rights will impact their HR data […]

GDPR: What to Consider When Communicating Privacy Information

The need for consent underpins the GDPR. Individuals must opt-in whenever data is collected and there must be clear privacy notices. These notices must be concise and transparent and consent must be able to be withdrawn at any time. The first principle of data protection is that personal data must be processed fairly and lawfully […]

Symatrix Autumn 2017 Newsletter

As we enter the Autumn we at Symatrix would like to look back on what has happened over the Summer. We’ve had a busy time helping our customers in their implementations and upgrades, we’ve welcomed a new customer to our fully managed payroll and in addition to the great work our teams have been doing, […]

What HR Information Must You Hold and for How Long for GDPR Compliance?

In the second of a series of blogs on the GDPR Ben considers what HR information you must hold and for how long. From an HR perspective, the GDPR provisions raise very significant considerations for global employers. For a multinational employer, detailed understanding of global data flows will become increasingly key. This is especially critical […]

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Plenty of people are talking about it, others thinking about it and the rest are in peaceful oblivion to the fact it’s fast approaching.  Do we really understand how this is going to affect HR and the sensitive data we all hold on our employees? Over the coming weeks […]

Symatrix’ Account Director, Richard Dutton Raised Valuable Funds for his Local Community by Walking 100km in Six Days

Richard and nine others walked across the St Cuthbert’s Way, a whopping 100km. The six day challenge took them across the rolling hills of Kirk Yetholm and Cheviots before arriving at Lindisfarne. The team raised over £1,000 which will be split between the establishment of a new local community fund open to any groups or individuals, […]

Symatrix’ Application Support Manager, Mike Dews, Raises Funds for Charity by Cycling 220 Miles in One Day

Mike Dews, Application Support Manager at Symatrix recently cycled from Manchester to London in one day. Raising funds for Ambitious about Autism and The Christie Cancer Hospital in Manchester Mike and his uncle completed the arduous ride in 16 hours and 39 minutes. They have so far raised over £1,000 but if you would like to […]

Symatrix Recognises the Value that Apprenticeships Bring to the Workplace

Symatrix is a hub for apprentices: with two already having been given a permanent role, two in the course of their apprenticeships and an imminent new starter, we genuinely see their potential and the plusses of taking on young people at the beginning of their careers. We find it so rewarding in helping them to […]