HR & Training News

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.

digital skills

£3 million to boost digital skills in Manchester

The government has confirmed that £3 million will be invested to help strengthen digital skills in Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas
flexible working

Employees still feel uncomfortable requesting flexible working

New research from Addeco Group has revealed that 13% of employees still feel uncomfortable requesting flexible working
skills employees

UK sector vacancies outweigh student enrolments

With continuous demand for skilled employees in some of the country’s highest growth sectors, the UK skills gap is a major and well-publicised crisis that, according to a report by Open University, costs the country more than £2bn a year
drone training

Drone training professionals discover sharp rise in women enrolling on UAV courses

RUSTA, which offers Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved National Qualified Entity (NQE) drone training courses, noticed an upsurge in women across the UK registering on its courses in the last 12 months
pay gap

NHS pledges action to eliminate ethnicity pay gap

The NHS will work towards eliminating the gender pay gap and ensuring top managers are as diverse as the staff they represent
eradicate modern day slavery

Environment Agency commits to help eradicate modern day slavery

The Environment Agency (EA) has committed to working with police and enforcement agencies to eradicate modern day slavery from the waste and recycling industry by training officers to spot signs of exploitation during site inspections
training and education

How to ask your employer for extra training and education

Members of the Newcastle College adult learning department gave their advice on what to consider when asking your employer for extra training and education.
flexibility and support

Third of UK workers not given the flexibility and support required to do their...

A third of UK workers believe they are not given the flexibility and support they need to do their job properly, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by leading HR and payroll supplier MHR
attention spans

UK worker’s attention spans are suffering due to tech multi-tasking

The attention spans of time-poor UK workers are suffering as a result of multi-screening across their devices at work when they should be concentrating
Careers within STEM

Careers within STEM: What has STEM ever done for me?

STEM, four little letters that stand for big subjects: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Careers within STEM account for 20% of the UK's total workforce, employing close to 5.8 million people. Clearly - STEM matters
skills gap

UK faces employability skills gap as nearly 60% of adults lack the full set...

The UK is facing a significant skills gap as the public fail to demonstrate core employability skills, such as leadership and creativity, a major new study from Barclays LifeSkills can reveal
skills shortages

Dyslexic employees could help to solve the skills shortages of the future

The unique way dyslexic people view and interact with the world could help companies meet the challenges of business in the 21st century, according to a ground-breaking new report, by EY and the charity Made by Dyslexia 
ageing workforce

Exploring the impact of an ageing workforce

The population of the UK is getting larger, with a figure of 65.6 million released by the Office for National Statistics in 2016. But it's not just increasing - the population is getting older too, with 18% of the UK being 65+ and 2.4% being 85+
The Apprentice

What ‘The Apprentice’ can teach us about the workplace

Each year tens of thousands of people apply to take part in Alan Sugar’s The Apprentice, and whilst the blunt ‘you’re fired’ may not be typical of every workplace, there are some valuable lessons for anyone who wants to be a success in the workplace
digital transformation journey

Accelerate the digital transformation journey

Mark Hastings of Rainmaker Solutions offers public sector leaders some thoughts on how to accelerate their digital transformation journeys.
gender or age

UK managers feel their gender or age hinders confidence in the workplace

Half of UK managers feel their gender or age has diminished colleagues’ confidence in them and women are five times more likely to feel that their gender hinders confidence in them in the workplace 
working conditions

Research into working conditions: Most employees can work smarter

Open Access Government lifts the lid on a recent survey about working conditions today which reveals that most employees can work smarter, given the chance
smart working

What will smart working look like 10 years from now?

Alison White of PLACEmaking and Barney Smith of Perform Green take a look at exciting future technology solutions and what ‘going to work’ will look like 10 years from now
pay gap

What does the pay gap look like in Britain?

The latest data by the Office for National Statistics has found that, while the gender gap in the UK has been steadily closing with the gap reported to have reached a record low in 2017, the average woman in the workplace still earns 9.1% less than the average man        
employee productivity

Ways to improve employee productivity with workforce innovation

Employee productivity plays an important part in your business' success. This is why you need to follow these tips from Peter Davidson to improve workforce innovation 

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