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.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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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AgileDS for government and students

University of Hull and Evoco use the Agile Business Consortium’s AgileDS™ approach to give graduates the opportunity to develop and grow their skills for government and private sector.
healthy work-life balance

How can you maintain a healthy work-life balance?

The work-life balance is something that everyone needs to pay more attention to, so if you’re feeling unsure as to how to kick-start and maintain a healthy work-life balance, follow these tips.
stress out of the workplace

Stress awareness month: Time to take stress out of the workplace

Jeanette Wheeler, MHR’s HR Director, explores the biggest causes of stress in the workplace and outlines the measures both employees and organisations can introduce to ease the strain and support their wellbeing.
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Research shows gaslighting in UK workplace is ‘normal’

Over half of respondents to recent research say they have experienced gaslighting at work, exposing a negative dynamic in UK offices.
pragmatic digital transformation, Fotheringham Associates

Observations on pragmatic digital transformation

Rob Fotheringham, Managing Director at Fotheringham Associates shares his thoughts on pragmatic digital transformation and the observations he has made in this vein which will help you on your journey.
Smart Working

Opportunities and challenges associated with Smart Working

Alison White of PLACEmaking asks: Are organisations focusing on the opportunities and challenges associated with Smart Working or too focused on the practical technology and property related aspects?
UK's most stressed cities, affected by stress

The UK’s most stressed cities, ages and professions

In 2018 it was reported that 74% of the UK felt too overwhelmed or stressed to cope, but a year on: Which city, age and professions are the most affected by stress?

The impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy

Keith Smith, Director of Apprenticeships, Education & Skills Funding Agency in the UK explores the impact apprenticeships have on individuals, employers and the economy.

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