The organisation focused criticism on the additions made to the draft code saying they came just a year after significant changes were made to the Data Protection Act, which came into force earlier this year as a means of easing the concerns of business.
The CBI response to the proposed code of conduct focused on areas of employee monitoring including emails and telephone calls, as well as issues of recruitment and maintenance of records.
It recommended the code of conduct should force employers to inform staff of the company monitoring policy; allow companies to question candidates on honesty; and be given time to verify candidates’ skills and experience. In addition companies should be able to decide how long they wish to retain information.
CBI head of legal affairs Rod Armitage said it should be the responsibility of businesses to decide the degree of monitoring and added: ‘It is vital that we get this code of practice right.’
Just one half of UK practices have implemented a pricing structure around auto enrolment implementation and advice - with many suffering increased costs
Deloitte's north-west Europe foray; BDO, Smith & Williamson investment paths; Shelley Stock Hutter; and Wilkins Kennedy discussed by editor Kevin Reed on our Friday Afternoon Live broadcast
Accountants should alter their perspective on auto-enrolment to maximise business opportunities, according to Eric Clapton.
Kevin Reed discusses whether new accountancy group Cogital can rival the Big Four...and its likely direction of travel