Thursday, 22 January 2015 16:12

ITCRA asks ‘Is your data a business liability?’

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles, Image courtesy of Stuart Miles,

The Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA) has relaunched its ‘Business Knowledge’ webinar program aimed at raising awareness of the potential business risks involved in contracting and recruiting new staff.

ITCRA CEO Julie Mills said today the first in the new series of webinars would look at the question: “Is data a liability in your company?

Mills said the session, on Tuesday 3 February, will give participants a first-hand look at what an audit team found when asked to assist a business with a review of the paper and online data that was retained – and the steps that were needed to mitigate risk, ensure compliance and have the correct policies and processes into the future.

“The webinars use real case studies from audits, assessments and data to assist companies in contracting and recruitment, across white collar professional sectors, and in particular ICT, to benefit from the knowledge gained through the programs.

“The interest from internal recruitment teams, from corporates and also from some of our offshore members has prompted the broadening of this program to capture these emerging markets for the association.

“I believe, because these are real case studies with deliverable solutions, every company who participates will take something away, even if it is just to say – we have all that in place and let’s move on or, perhaps we should find out more!”

Mills said that previously, only organisations who were members of the relevant networks had access to the information sessions “but thanks to the increased support of Arthur J Gallagher Insurance Brokers, the willingness of companies to share the case studies (de-identified of course) plus the growing number of companies participating in these programs ITCRA is pleased to be able to make them available to the broader

To register for the ITCRA webinars click here


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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).



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