Social Media: Is There A Right to Privacy?

By Mike Emmott, Public Policy Adviser, Employee relations, CIPD: The short answer is no.  The European Convention on Human Rights provides that “everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life”.  However the House of Lords has held that there is no cause of action under English law for invasion of privacy.… Read More


Are You A Deceiver?

UK organisations are flooded with applications from willing candidates, leaving employers to separate the wheat from the chaff (the CIPD’s recent Labour Market Outlook reported an average of 45 applications for each vacancy). Experienced recruiters therefore become the coveted custodians of one of the most important talent management strategies. Worryingly, a study from the Journal… Read More