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.

Action needed to boost nurse numbers

Action needed to boost nurse numbers

The Royal College of Nursing has called for immediate action from the next government to boost the number of NHS nurses... A new report from...
UK hiring levels remain 'sky-high'

UK hiring levels remain ‘sky-high’

There has been significant growth in the number of new workers being taken on by companies across the UK... According to the latest Business Trends...
Paramedics suffer 'dangerously high' stress levels

Paramedics suffer ‘dangerously high’ stress levels

Unison has warned that paramedics in Northern Ireland are under significant amounts of stress... A survey conducted by trade union Unison has revealed that 96...
NICVA says hundreds of job losses are likely

NICVA says hundreds of job losses are likely

The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action has warned that hundreds of jobs could be lost due to significant funding cuts... Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey...
60 B&Q stores to close

Kingfisher announces 60 B&Q stores to close

The owner of DIY chain B&Q has announced plans to close 60 stores across the UK and Ireland... Kingfisher has revealed 60 of its B&Q...
Hundreds of North Sea jobs to be cut

Hundreds of North Sea jobs to be cut

Oil companies Shell and Taqa have revealed plans to cut hundreds of jobs from operations in the North Sea... Shell UK will cut 250 jobs...
Coventry taxi plant will create 1,000 jobs

Coventry taxi plant will create 1,000 jobs

A new taxi plant set to be built on the outskirts of Coventry will create up to 1,000 new jobs... Plans have been revealed by...
Managing wellbeing in the workplace

Managing wellbeing in the workplace

Louise Aston, Workwell Director, Business in the Community, gives her views on why a positive culture of wellbeing is vital for all organisations…  Supporting employees...
Committee MPs should get £10,000 pay rise

Committee MPs should get £10,000 pay rise

According to the think tank Reform, MPs who sit on Commons select committees should receive a £10,000 pay increase... Committees responsible for debating and amending...
Healthy workforce, happy customers, healthy bank

Healthy workforce, happy customers, healthy bank

Employee health and well-being can make a significant difference to an organisations productivity and costs. Here Dr Jill Miller, Research Adviser at CIPD explains...
National Express pledges living wage for UK workers

National Express pledges living wage for UK workers

Transport firm National Express is set to become an accredited living wage employer, paying workers more than the National Minimum Wage... National Express will become...
Scotland facing GP recruitment crisis

Scotland facing GP recruitment crisis

The British Medical Association has called for action after claiming almost a fifth of GP practices in Scotland have a vacancy... According to figures released...
Teachers who perform exceptionally well in schools across England and Wales could be given a pay rise of up to two per cent under new plans...

High performing teachers could get pay rise

Teachers who perform exceptionally well in schools across England and Wales could be given a pay rise of up to two per cent under...
The value of apprenticeships

The value of apprenticeships

As National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, Adjacent Digital Politics examines the value of these training schemes and how they can help young...
Coventry council sick days cost £11.6m

Coventry council sick days cost £11.6m

Sick days at Coventry City Council will have cost an estimated £11.6m by the end of the financial year, it has emerged... According to new...

Leicestershire council £107m injection for jobs

Job creation and business boosting loans will benefit the Hinckley and Bosworth areas thanks to a £107m cash injection from the county council. The authority...

Effective leadership in education

In a interview with AG, Dr Victoria Showunmi of UCL Institute of Education in London, sheds light of what an effective leader is, and...
Coastal fund will create jobs and bring businessCoastal fund will create jobs and bring business

Coastal fund will create jobs and bring business

The New Coastal Revival Fund will help to kick-start the development of businesses and creation of new jobs in seaside towns... The £3m fund will...

Talent recruitment – the Bucks way

Jenny O’Neill, Workforce Management Manager at Buckinghamshire County Council, tells AG how her Council is focusing across the age spectrum in the search for talent There...

Managing wellbeing in the workplace

Louise Aston, Workwell Director, Business in the Community, gives her views on why a positive culture of wellbeing is vital for all organisations Supporting employees...

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