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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.

good workplace mental health

Supporting good workplace mental health – how employers can help

Sarah Stranks, Health, Safety, Quality and Environment Manager at Thomson Environmental Consultants discusses the importance of good workplace mental health and how companies can ensure that staff are well supported through various initiatives.
workplace needs, young parents

Organisations must meet young parents’ workplace needs

Chris Parke, CEO and co-founder at Talking Talent discusses how businesses must meet the workplace needs of young parents or risk failure.
Silent office

Silent office cultures exacerbate mental illness in the workplace

Chris Sheppardson, CEO at EP Business in Hospitality (epinsights.co.uk) discusses how silent office cultures add to the current mental health crisis .
chatting and coaching

What’s the difference between chatting and coaching?

Karen Dean from Diabolo Limited and me:my™coach and Sam Humphrey from Grit Limited explore the all-important difference between chatting and coaching.
mental health training in the workplace

The value of mental health training in the workplace

Lottie Galvin, Mental Health First Aider at iHASCO explores the current UK workplace mental health crisis and discusses how businesses can implement measures to improve workplace wellbeing in their employees.
Mental Health Disability

Mental Health Disability in the workplace: Guidance for employers

In this article, Minal Backhouse, MD and Head of Employment Law at Backhouse Solicitors, looks at Mental Health Disability in particular and how employers should deal with affected employees.
organisational life

The unfolding of coaching in organisational life

The unfolding of coaching in organisational life is detailed here by Karen Dean from Diabolo Limited and me:my™coach and Sam Humphrey of Grit Limited.
draconian workplaces, mental health conditions

Why draconian workplaces are damaging mental health

Mental health has been a prominent topic in the UK media during 2019, and yet in the draconian workplace, it appears the struggle continues despite the high profile campaigns.
working carers

Enabling working carers

Caroline Day from Wellbeing Dynamics discusses her thoughts on enabling working carers to look after a loved one.
exploitation in qatar, workers' rights

New report reveals extent of exploitation in Qatar

New research by Amnesty International published reveals migrant exploitation in Qatar are going unpaid despite promises to improve workers’ rights.
support gender identity, transgender employee

How can you support gender identity in the workplace?

Research found that 60% of transgender employees face workplace discrimination and half felt they had to hide: So what can be done to support gender identity at work?
embed continuous improvement

How do we embed continuous improvement in our organisation?

CI and Quality Improvement are two tools for delivering efficient and effective public services. How can you embed these skills in your organisation? Andrew Sandford enlightens us here.
the evolving workplace

The evolving workplace: How the digital economy has expanded boundaries

Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe, EMEA MD SocialChorus explains the nature of the evolving workplace in terms of how the digital economy has expanded boundaries and driven a fundamental shift in the nature of business.
employee unhappiness

Is Smart Working contributing to employee unhappiness?

According to a survey by the Personal Group, there has been a 20% drop in workplace happiness over the past three years. Alison White, at PLACEmaking discusses if Smart Working has contributed to this.
generation agile

Why we need Generation Agile

The Agile Business Consortium is calling for the inclusion of agility and agile skills in the education of everyone from primary school children, to working professionals.
sexual harassment, MeToo movement

Preventing workplace sexual harassment

The #MeToo movement has changed the cultural landscape and increased the need for employer focus on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.
coaching and mentoring

Coaching and mentoring: A style of management

Dessy Ohanians, Managing Director of Corporate and Certificate Programmes at the London School of Business and Finance – Executive Education argues that coaching and mentoring are a style of management that has become more prevalent during the last few years.
digital skills gap

Closing the digital skills gap: Three steps for business and government collaboration

We all have a responsibility to close the skills gap, but what are you going about it? Here, Ramkumar Chandrasekaran, HR Director, UK & Ireland at Tata Consultancy Services shares three steps for business and government collaboration.
seeking mental health support

Nightmare bosses: 1 in 4 workers seeking mental health support

Research from Totaljobs has uncovered a worrying divide in the relationships between line managers and their reports as half (49%) reveal that they have quit a job due to the relationship with their boss going sour.
generational communication gap

Bridging the generational communication gap

Ali Lyons, Co-Founder of 20:40 and Head of Operations at Kene Partners, shares some ideas on bridging the generational communication gap, demystifying millennials, the importance of age diversity on boards and the value of two-way mentorship.

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