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Open Access Government’s Human Resources (HR) and Training category is one that helps provide information on important changes within the workplace.

We cover stories on research to improve workplace staff productivity and employee mental health. Research into stress levels and the fear of ‘burning out’ and how to combat these issues. With expert opinions from companies around the country, you can find articles on workplace benefits and the positives to flexible working hours.

Also available are articles concerning compliance to HR and the problems surrounding gender discrimination and inequality.

COVID data protection

COVID data protection in the UK, Denmark, Italy and Mexico

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, organisations are taking various preventive measures to prevent the spread of the virus. In the second of a series of articles, member firms of Ius Laboris, give a view from Sweden, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Italy and Mexico on the data protection implications for these measures.
data protection implications

Data protection implications of COVID-19 preventive measures

Member firms of Ius Laboris, give a view from Belgium, France and Germany on the data protection implications of the preventive measures in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.
new digital revolution

Flexible working: Ushering in a new digital revolution

In this flexible working focus, Professor Dr Kyriakos Kouveliotis focuses our thoughts on how the global health crisis is impacting the way businesses have shifted their professional activities, ushering in a new digital revolution.
issues of GDPR

Developments and issues of GDPR two years on

Partner, Julian Hayes and Legal Assistant, Guevara Leacock of BCL Solicitors LLP, examine the developments and issues of GDPR two years on, highlighting what still needs to be done.
future of flexible working

Will flexible working be a new reality come September?

Han Son Lee, Founder of Daddilife, discusses how parents need to prepare themselves now for what might be the future of flexible working for the foreseeable future.
future of remote working

What can we expect for the future of remote working ahead of 1st August?

Pete Braithwaite, COO at Kit Online, explains what we can expect for the future of remote working ahead of the 1st August when employers will legally be allowed to ask staff to come back into the office.
working overseas

The implications of ‘working from home’ overseas

Member firms of Ius Laboris, examine the various issues, such as tax, social security, immigration and the employment implications employers should consider before agreeing to an employee’s request to work from home when ‘home’ is not in the UK.
remote learning

Why remote learning can power your business

Sean Farrington, SVP EMEA, Pluralsight, discusses why remote learning can power businesses today and in the future.
business practices

How can your business adapt to a post-COVID world?

John Murphy, Senior Vice President, Products, EDB reflects on the impact of COVID-19, including the shift in business practices and the renewed attention to what is really important.
talking about race, diversity

Get comfortable with the uncomfortable: Talking about race can be difficult

Toby Mildon explains how talking about race can be difficult but overwhelmingly necessary in the era of #BlackLivesMatter and ongoing police brutality.
return to work

Employment law: What do employers need to know before employees return to work?

Karen Holden, Founder of A City Law Firm, discusses the employment law issues facing employers and what policies should be put in place to protect employee welfare before they return to work.
return to work strategy

What constitutes a safe and effective return to work strategy?

Dr Mark Ali, cardiothoracic surgeon and founder of the Private Harley Street Clinic, discusses what constitutes a safe and effective return to work strategy.
operational resilience

Reimagining operational resilience in the aftermath of COVID-19

John Beattie, Principal Consultant at Sungard Availability Services, explores how organisations can evolve business continuity plans to adapt for the ‘new normal’ within the workplace.
accountability

Accountability in the workplace during COVID-19

Philip Turvey, Executive Director of Anglia Research, discusses why trusting your employees has never been more important, and how establishing a culture of accountability is the key to success in a time of crisis.
commute to work

Does an employer’s duty of care extend to commuting to work?

Lucy Lewis and Shalina Crossley of Lewis Silkin, provide guidance to employers on how far their duty of care covers risks to employees during their commute to work.
against racism

Europe against racism: Employers’ response to racial unrest

Member firms of Ius Laboris, advise on actions employers in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Greece, France, Italy and Spain should take against racism in the workplace.
racism in the workplace

Racism in the workplace: A view from the United States

In the first of two articles, the US member firm of Ius Laboris, provides suggestions on actions employers in the United States should reinforce against racism and discrimination in the workplace.
workplace safety standards

5 simple ways to meet new workplace safety standards

Lee Hatwell, director of Munday + Cramer, addresses some of the most frequently asked questions regarding what simple measures can be taken to meet new Government safety standards and ease employee anxieties towards returning to work.
coaching industry

The growth and impact of the coaching industry

Here, Tracy Sinclair, Corporate Executive and Board Level Coach and Past Chair and current Director at Large of the International Coaching Federation Global Board, charts the growth and impact of the coaching industry.
employee wellbeing

Employee wellbeing: Businesses must be proactive and not reactive

Here, Trickle Data Insights Limited offers solutions of how to support and boost your workers wellbeing and help your business thrive during a pandemic.

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