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.

NHS staff

Chancellor announces funding boost for frontline NHS staff

Chancellor Sajid Javid will announce a new multi-million-pound package of support to train and retain NHS staff as part of the Spending Round.
mental health struggles

UK workers hide mental health struggles with fake physical illnesses

New research shows over half of employees who took mental health days faked a physical illness to explain their absence, despite stress from work souring relationships and sleep patterns for many.
inclusion and diversity

The importance of inclusion and diversity to the workplace

With inclusion and diversity continuing to be of importance to employees, Instant Offices gives a breakdown on how companies can be more responsible when it comes to key social issues.
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UK workers actively looking for a new job with more flexibility

More than a third of full-time workers in the UK are currently looking for a new job because they would like a role with greater flexibility, new research from KnowYourMoney.co.uk has revealed.
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Government urges employers to transform sick pay

Employers are being urged to transform support for disabled people and those on long-term sick leave under new government proposals.
health and productivity

Flexible working vital for employee health and productivity 

Flexible working not only makes life more convenient for many Brits, but new research also shows that it can improve both health and productivity.
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Michael Saunders announced as second keynote speaker at Agile Business Conf 2019

The second keynote speaker at the Agile Business Conference 2019 has been unveiled as Michael Saunders, Agile and DevOps Leader at Lloyds Banking Group.
job success

Employee disabilities: How can adaptable workplaces improve your job success?

Helen Brady, Business Support Assistant at First Ark Group, discusses how her experience working for a supportive employer in a flexible workplace, whilst managing an impairment, helped with her job success.
younger workers

Is your workplace ‘woke’ enough for younger workers?

Research carried out by Global Tolerance found that almost half of 2,000 younger workers preferred organisations that have a positive impact on the world.
the electricity industry

How to get a career in the electricity industry

The electricity industry is in need of a new generation of engineers with the skills to work on the energy systems of the future as it begins to benefit from a range of new smart and low carbon technologies.
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Executive coaching: The hidden benefit

Ross Thompson at Arden University reveals the hidden benefit of executive coaching – which is the potential to unlock talent and capability via the promotion of candour and personal opinion.
bereavement leave

Should employees be allowed bereavement leave when a pet dies?

Most businesses wouldn't hesitate to give employees time off to mourn the death of a family member or close friend. But what happens if that loved one is a pet? Can they take bereavement leave? Kate Palmer, Director of Advisory, Peninsula Associates, discusses here.
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Long working hours shorten life expectancy by 9 years

Working weeks that exceed 48 hours may shorten life expectancy by up to 9 years, new research shows.
workplace training

Workplace training is key to your businesses’ success

According to numerous research, there’s one thing that’s frequently listed as a top perk for workers and that’s workplace training. Here, we’ll look at why workplace training is key to your businesses’ success.
salaries in renewable energy, oil and gas sector

UK salaries in renewable energy sector on the rise

In 2013, a survey found that salaries within the renewable energy industry were growing at a faster rate than oil and gas sectors.
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Office workers spend 75% of their waking hours sitting down

Research from the British Heart Foundation shows Brits spend around 67 hours a week sitting down– making us inactive for up to three out of seven days.
employment rate, wages

UK employment rate at joint record high as wages surpass inflation

UK employment rate at joint record high 76.1%, as number in work reaches 32.8 million, and wages surpass inflation for the 17th consecutive month.
work-related stress

Once burned out, twice shy: The unaffordable cost of work-related stress

Chris Parke, CEO and Co-founder, Talking Talent, discusses how workers are being affected by work-related stress and what businesses can do to support their employees.
smart working, employee performance

Smarter working: Improving employees’ performance

Dr Shahnaz Hamid, Programme Leader at Interactive Pro, tells us how smarter working improves employees’ performance.
redefining success

Redefining success and motivation

Offering flexi-time is not agile working. Individuals need to feel valued – and that demands a fundamentally different approach to employee empowerment and trust, explains Adam Kene, Managing Director at Kene Partners.

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