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.

post-COVID-19

What will the post-COVID-19 work environment look like?

Philip Turvey, executive director of Anglia Research, provides insight into what the post-COVID-19 work environment may look like in the months ahead.
safe workplace

How can your organisation create a safe workplace for key workers?

Shaun Doak, CEO of REACT Specialist Cleaning, advises how organisations can create a safe workplace for key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
health and safety measures

COVID-19 health and safety measures

Nick Wilson, Director of Health & Safety Services at Ellis Whittam, discusses the health and safety measures businesses in public and private sectors must now adhere to in light of COVID-19 when it comes to both the workplace and employers’ responsibilities for staff working from home.
lead compassionately

How to lead compassionately in a remote working world: Seven steps

Matt Lewis, Director of Hays Public Services, shares seven tips to help you lead compassionately in a remote working world.

COVID-19: How to engage with employees when working at a distance

Rick Kershaw, CPO at Peakon shares his advice on how organisations should look to engage with employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
global risks

How organisations should prepare for unanticipated global risks

Here, Gunjan Sinha, Executive Chairman at MetricStream, discusses how organisations should handle and prepare for unanticipated global risks following the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 heroes: Who are the workers protecting our country?

It is time to get familiar with the COVID-19 heroes who are not doctors or nurses: Who else is risking their health for the community?
managing a remote workforce

Adjusting to the ‘new normal’: Top tips for managing a remote workforce

Open Access Government spoke to seven technology experts to get their advice on how organisations can effectively transition and manage a remote workforce.
neurodiverse

The benefits of putting your faith in a neurodiverse employee

Antoni Bohdanowicz, Senior Customer Service Representative, shares his experience working for BP as an employee with Asperger's.
agile working

The HQ of the future: Agile working is changing how and where we work

The HQ of the future will be smaller and more innovative: PLACEmaking examine how agile working is changing office estate.
autism in the workplace

Autism in the workplace: The value and need for neurodiversity

In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, Paul Modley, Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion at Alexander Mann Solutions, highlights the importance of autistic employees in a time of skills shortages.
coaching supervision

The case for coaching supervision: How does a coach self-care?

Karen Dean and Sam Humphrey state the case for coaching supervision including how a coach utilises self-care.
workforce changes

COVID-19: The legal risks when making workforce changes

The coronavirus crisis is forcing employers of all sizes across the UK economy to make drastic workforce changes, but with this comes considerable legal risk, as employment solicitor Paida Dube explains.
working from home

Coronavirus and working from home: What are employers’ obligations?

Esther Smith, employment partner at UK law firm TLT, discusses what obligations employers have whilst their staff work from home .
the Covid-19 pandemic

Important issues for employers to consider amid the Covid-19 pandemic

David Bradley, Chairman & Head of Employment at Ramsdens Solicitors, highlights what key considerations employers must take amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
idea management

Innovation: Idea management in the public sector

Charlie de Rusett, Founder and CEO from Idea Drop, enlightens us on the issue of idea management in the public sector when it comes to innovation in an organisation.
working remotely

Why working remotely can be good for business

Nick Thompson, Director, ENGAGE, discusses why working remotely can be good for business during these uncertain times.
coronavirus threat

Coronavirus threat could represent a change for remote working

Mike Odysseas, managing director Odyssey Systems, discusses how advances in technology can make remote working very simple following the coronavirus threat.
shared workspaces, empty workspaces

How to make the most of empty workspaces

What can organisations do to make better use of unused office spaces? PLACEmaking examine how a different approach could change the way we think about shared workspaces.
human resources

Human resources: An expert’s perspective on the future of coaching

Ros Taylor CEO of RTC Leadership & Coaching, shares her expert perspective on the future of coaching in this special human resources focus.

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