Cipd Recording, Analysing Data Activity 1

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Recording, Analysing and Using HR Information Two Reasons Why Organisations Need To Collect HR Data 1) To comply with legislative and regulatory requirements – Organisations need to collect data in order to comply with regulations such as minimum wage, working time directive, health and safety and even health and safety. 2) Keeping training and performance records on employees enables management to assess individual productivity and performance and allows them to help the employee reach there full potential and in turn increase productivity. Two Types Of Data Collected and How Each Supports HR Practices 1) Statutory Records - Such as tax, national insurance contributions, sickness and SSP, hours worked…show more content…
Also, unless there's a good reason, the organisation must provide the information within 20 working days. You can also ask for all the personal information it holds on you. The act applies to all 'public authorities' including: • government departments and the Northern Ireland Assembly • local authorities • health trusts, hospitals and doctors surgeries • schools, colleges and universities • publicly funded museums • the police • many other non-departmental public bodies, committees and advisory bodies Any person can make a request for information under the Act - there is no restrictions on your age, nationality, or where you live. You can ask for any information at all - but some information might be withheld to protect various interests which are allowed for by the Act. If this is the case, the public authority must tell you why they have withheld information. If you ask for information about yourself, then your request will be handled under the Data Protection Act; if you ask for information about other people (third parties), the Freedom of Information Act will apply. However, disclosure of personal information which would breach anyone else's rights under the Data Protection Act is not

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