If your company is located in Spain, is it mandatory to control your employees’ work hours?

Posted by media on June 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Although clocking in and out at work may seem to be a widespread practice in only a few sectors - mostly industrial -, and despite the fact that scanning an ID card  to prove the entry and exit time of employees in the office is nonsense for those companies that measure their team’s performance by goals achieved, the different sentences that established the mandatory nature of counting working hours in Spanish companies has generated social debate and different interpretations in the Spanish courts.

It's possible that as of today, you still don’t know if you must count or not the working hours of your employees in Spain. In this post we explain the latest news regarding this, following the last ruling of March 23, 2017 of the Spanish Supreme Court (in Spanish only).

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Topics: Human Resources

Information to facilitate compliance with the New European Regulation on Data Protection

Posted by media on June 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM

On May 25th, 2018 the new European Regulation on Data Protection - Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and Council - will be fully applied in all EU member countries, and therefore, in Spain.

In this country, work is being done on the draft law, which will amend the Law currently in force - the Organic Law 15/1999, of December 13 on Data Protection. However, no information has been provided to date.

What we do know is that the Spanish Agency for the Protection of Data (AEPD), in collaboration with other agencies and institutions, is carrying out some actions to enhance the regulatory compliance of the Regulation, and is also developing some guidelines for understanding some aspects of said regulation.

In this post we summarize the actions that we consider the most relevant.

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Topics: Legality

Signabuddies: Paula Ferrer, Account Executive at Signaturit

Posted by media on May 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM

 

A Barcelona local for all of her life, Paula Ferrer is our Account Executive. She studied Political Science and International Relations in the University of Pompeu Fabra and began to work at Signaturit for an internship when the team had only 5 people. A restless girl, she is fascinated by any outdoor sport that involves adventure or being in the water. Travelling is one of her main passions, but when she wants to relax she loves to read or paint.

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Topics: Signaturit Team

How are insurtech companies determining the future of the insurance sector?

Posted by media on May 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Only a few years ago, the insurance sector was made up of a number of large companies that dominated the market. The functioning of this industry seemed unchangeable, as well as the relationships between insurance companies, insurance brokers and insurance agents, built and consolidated over many years. Everyone knew the rules of the game and knew which role they played.

Until the arrival of the Internet and the new technologies that are available to anyone, which has caused a change in the classic power balance between companies and consumers. This change, which has given more power to the insured at the disadvantage of the insurers, will thus have the consequence of a radical change in the ways of defining and selling insurance products and services.

Murray Raisbeck, partner in KPMG London and Head of Insurance Technology, spoke about this and what insurance companies can do in order to not lose market share in an interview published on the blog InsurTechTalk. In this post we summarize this interview.

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Topics: Insurance

Summary of Signaturit’s participation in the Digital Insurance Agenda Conference

Posted by media on May 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM

The main European insurance companies, insurtech companies and other players in the insurance sector gathered in Amsterdam on May 10 and 11 for the Digital Insurance Agenda, known by its initials DIA.

As in the 2016 edition, which took place in Barcelona, Signaturit has once again had the opportunity to participate. In this occasion, we did a demo together with our partner Tripolis, a Dutch company who is an expert provider of certified electronic delivery services.

In this post, we summarize what we explained in our demo in front of an audience made up of experts from the insurance industry, managers from the largest European insurers, and entrepreneurs whose startups are leading the development of new insurtech products and services.

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Topics: Insurance, Events