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.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Smarter working: Improving employees’ performance

Dr Shahnaz Hamid, Programme Leader at Interactive Pro, tells us how smarter working improves employees’ performance.
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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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What it’s really like to work at LinkedIn’s top 10 businesses

In this article, we explore the reality behind working at some of the top 10 businesses most sought after on LinkedIn.
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Neuroscience: Managing change in the workplace

Hilary Scarlett, speaker, author and consultant at Scarlett & Grey, provides an insight into how we can manage change in the workplace and highlighting the importance of belonging, with a specific focus on neuroscience.
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Modern workers expect timely, fair, and consistent recognition

A new study by Reward Gateway, which surveyed 500 employees in the UK, revealed that generic and annual recognition or rewards are inadequate as modern workers demand to be recognised in more timely and meaningful ways.
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Over 50% of women in the workplace feel empowered

Here, a survey of 1,424 women in the workplace is analysed to find that over half of the respondents feel empowered.
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Over half of employees are experiencing chronic workplace stress

The impact of a pressure-filled summer season is causing more than half of UK employees to experience chronic workplace stress, or ‘burnout’, according to the second Wellbeing Index Report.
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UK councils are failing to improve productivity through automated workflows

A Freedom of Information request finds that local councils are not realising productivity improvements through automated workflows.
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Fighting burnout in the workplace

Paul Friday, Director of Strategic Relationships at MHR explores how HR can help protect employees from stress before it spirals into burnout in the workplace.
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How is flexible working driving a real estate revolution?

Richard Morris, CEO, IWG UK explores how the growing appetite for flexible working has driven the real estate revolution over the last five years.
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Summertime hours: How to enjoy summer with a full-time job

When the sunny season finally comes around how many of us get the chance to enjoy significant time outdoors? Here Crown Workforce Management explores how the concept of summertime hours can change this.

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