08 Jan: GDPR Compliance: Employee Awareness E-learning Courses on Offer

What is GDPR?  is  becoming the big question that Companies, State organisations and all those involved in business are asking as the first full week back at work in 2018 commences. In particular HR directors and Managers need to become aware of this term and ensure that all employees in their organisations are fully aware of their requirements regarding GDPR. GDPR makes it much less difficult for individuals to bring claims against Data Controllers if their data or privacy has been infringed. GDPR is the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation which applies to all EU organisations, be they commercial,voluntary or a public Authority, that collect, store or process the personal data of EU individuals. Organisations based outside of the EU, that monitor or offer goods and services to European citizens will have to observe the new rules and adhere to the same level of protection of personal data. If an organisation is found to be in breach of the GDPR, they can be fined up to 20 million euro or up to 4% of their annual global turnover. GDPR takes effect and is enforceable across the European Union, or EU on the 25 May 2018. There will be no grace period for enforcement ,as the regulation was actually adopted in April 2016. In simple terms GDPR applies to both automated personal data and to manual filing systems containing personal data. However similar to  the Data Protection Act under GDPR the definition of Personal data expands into sensitive personal data. The GDPR Principles set out the main responsibilities for organisations  as follows, The GDPR requires that personal data be processed lawfully ,fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals. Data must be collected and processed for specific, legitimate purposes only. Any collected data should be limited to what…


03 Jan: Social Learning – sharing learning with your friends

As we start 2018 with huge positive energy our members are keen to discover the trends in learning and training in the Education sector in 2018. Mobile learning will be as bigger than it was in 2017. From video content to mobile learners who will use their smartphones and heading online for training in greater numbers than ever before. Mobile Learning allows users to learn at any moment they require so that they can use time waiting for trains or planes to learn or downtime waiting for appointments or meetings. It is important that you choose a learning platform with a mobile app so that you can learn anytime, anywhere on any device. Our Back 4 Good Academy provides this solution for our members and also allows you to get involved in social learning which is now one of the fastest-growing learning tools. Social Learning is all about working closely together and sharing skills in a natural way with your friends, family or colleagues. Social Learning is driven by the growth of smartphone use and this is a huge leap forward compared to the education available to previous generations who were subject to classroom based education. The future for e-learning platforms such as the Back 4 Good Academy is to provide a tailored learning package to suit individual needs of each learner and new learning management systems now reveal how learners interact with the training material and this will present a unique opportunity to personalise learning programmes and for learners to adapt their educational path depending on their specific goals. Social Learning is significantly increasing as learners feel motivated when they study as part of a group, early research hs shown that they score better and achieve better results. With advances online you now do not have to study alone,…


11 Dec: Looking to Update your skills to match 1000s of available roles ?

      Interesting to see the skills shortage issue taking centre stage in Israel as the country suffers a significant skills shortage and employers struggle to find skilled job ready workers. The Back 4 Good academy has had a number of discussions with employers in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to make available our range of vocational skills courses to meet the demand of the labour market in both cities . Israel is also suffering from a wave of retirements of highly skilled immigrants from the former Soviet Union and this is exacerbating the shortage of skilled workers . Skills in demand in Israel include cybersecurity professionals,ICT programmers and Software the construction sector the range of occupations in demand is huge with civil engineers, foremen,craftspeople and planners. In the hospitality sector again the demand is significant with jobs available for receptionists, hotel managers,Chefs and Bar staff required. Healthcare professionals are in big demand across the board. If you are living and working in Jerusalem or tel Aviv and wish to update your skill set register with our Academy today as we have the relevant courses available for you.