Episode One: “Stress, Tech, Brexit & The Nine Claims Owed All Interns…”

Host Paul Dillon was joined in the studio and over the phone for a free-wheeling discussion that took in topics like mental health and technology in the workplace, how big data is dominating the headlines, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Brexit jobs dividend, the fallacy that interns are some special category of worker completely devoid of protection under the law and how Ireland is stuck doing the unglamorous “back office” jobs of the financial sector.

Our guests were academic and self-confessed “subversive in the business school” Deirdre Curran from Galway, solicitor and employment law specialist Richard Grogan, Jack Horgan Jones from the Sunday Business Post and dialing in all the way from Paris was freelance journalist Emma Kennedy.


We Want To Hear From You

We’re looking to hear from our listeners about their experience of internships and running a poll asking do you trust your employer to handle your personal data correctly?

For weeks now, big data has dominated the news. The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica story has grabbed global headlines. Closer to home, Independent Newspaper and Media has become the big story. Everyone working in finance and banking will be aware of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and what it means for data control.

But when the data in question is yours, has it crossed your mind how your employer handles it?

There is no doubt that employers are recording, monitoring and analyzing ever great amounts of data as they seek to get every last effort out of staff.

Do you trust your employer to handle this data correctly?

Find the poll on our Facebook page and let us know what you think in the comments or by dropping us a message.

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