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.

public sector technology professionals

Future-proofing the skills of public sector technology professionals

SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2019[1] suggests that public sector technology professionals have a growing desire to utilise their expertise and focus on their career-based learning in order to play a bigger role in their organisation.
working carers

Enabling working carers

Caroline Day from Wellbeing Dynamics discusses her thoughts on enabling working carers to look after a loved one.
embed continuous improvement

How do we embed continuous improvement in our organisation?

CI and Quality Improvement are two tools for delivering efficient and effective public services. How can you embed these skills in your organisation? Andrew Sandford enlightens us here.
support mental health

How can technology be used to support mental health in the workplace?

59% of UK adults experience stress at work, here Natasha Bougourd from TSG highlights how technology can be used to support mental health.
employee's social media

Can you legally monitor an employee’s social media?

Paul Holcroft, Associate Director at HR consultancy Croner explains whether employers can legally monitor an employee's social media and what they need to be wary of.
workplace benefits

What workplace benefits do our employees expect?

To understand where the UK stands on workplace benefits, Aviva surveyed 2,000 employees and over 500 employers from varying business sizes to get their thoughts on what really matters to them.
Agile Business Conference 2019

First speaker revealed for Agile Business Conference 2019

Lisa Smith is the first keynote speaker to be named for the Agile Business Conference 2019.
work from home, National work from home day, flexible working

National work from home day: Embracing flexible working

To mark National Work from Home Day, Emma Bullen from MHR explores how organisations can manage and engage their teams from afar.
Time to Change Employer Pledge, Student Loans Company

Student Loans Company signs Time to Change Employer Pledge

SLC Chief Executive, Paula Sussex, has signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge, renewing the organisation’s commitment to changing attitudes to mental health.
unexplained mental health, UK economy

Unexplained mental health sick days cost the UK £1.4 billion

Stigma around mental health struggles and burnout is costing the UK economy £1.4 billion a year through unexplained mental health days, according to a new report.
parental burnout

How can employers address parental burnout?

Nicola Jagielski, Associate Director of Clinical Services at Health Assured provides advise on how employers can address parental burnout.
importance of STEM skills

The importance of STEM skills and closing the gap

Mark Brownridge, Director General of the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) highlights the importance of STEM skills for the future of the private sector and how to close the current gap, here.
civil nuclear energy sector

Civil nuclear energy sector – A world of opportunities to grow skills 

Dale Edwards, Consultant Specialist, Clarke Willmott is passionate about preparing our next generation of workers to upskill those already in work. Here, he shares his thoughts about how the civil nuclear energy sector is full of opportunities.
traditional employment

Approaching a career the modern way: Apprenticeships

Findings from the Newcastle College explored the extensive advice and options available to students, exceeding past perceptions of the traditional employment route.
stressful jobs

Professionals vs Tradesmen: Who has the most stressful jobs?

Research from Workwear Giant indicates that the more you earn, the more you seem to suffer from stress, with the professional category most affected compared to those in trade.
support is available

UK mental health crisis: What support is available to workers?

Mynurva has commissioned a survey among more than 2,000 UK adults to uncover how much support is available for people in full-time work who suffer from mental health problems.
manufacturing careers, gender gap, Women in Manufacturing, WiM

Plugging the gender gap in manufacturing careers

A survey carried out by Women in Manufacturing (WiM) has found that almost three-quarters of women would not consider manufacturing careers as a viable option.
operational guidance, public sector philosophy

Searching for clarity in the world of operational guidance

In this article, William Makower discusses operational guidance as a cornerstone of public sector philosophy: Read on to find out why these services are vital.
work-related stress

44% of work-related stress is caused by high workload

According to HSE, around 15.4 million working days we lost in 12 months due to work-related stress or anxiety last year, with 23% of full-time employees admitting to feeling burned out at work all the time.
workplace perks

What are the top workplace perks to keep employees happy?

Liberty Games have surveyed office workers across the country to discover what factors or workplace perks would decrease their stress and increase their happiness.

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