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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.

coaching culture

Establishing a coaching culture: Creation with caution

There are many custodians when establishing a coaching culture; HR, L&D, Executive Committees, internal coaches and more. If you are the custodian in your organisation, the following are points for you to consider.
bureaucracy in public service, public policy

Service over systems: Freeing the bureaucracy in public service

Dr Philip Whiteman, Lecturer in Public Policy and Administration, University of Birmingham, explains what it takes to become a public servant today, in an environment free from rigid bureaucracy.
remote working

Has the public sector remote working revolution really been effective?

David Beggs, practice director at Managementors, explores just how successful public sector remote working has really been for productivity.
retain tech talent

Adieu to the European Union: How to retain tech talent in volatile times

Richard Whomes, Senior Director at Rocket Software, offers advice on how to recruit and retain tech talent amid uncertain political times, with a focus on potential post-Brexit brain drain.
whistleblowing policy, public sector

Whistleblowing policy in the public sector

Andy Shettle discusses whistleblowing policy in the public sector, from the current level of transparency to how to create an efficient infrastructure.
R&D departments

R&D departments warned they must prepare for surge in workloads

R&D departments have much work to do to prepare for an imminent increase in workloads, according to new research by Ayming.
employees to work smarter

Cloud technology: Helping employees to work smarter

Steve Thorn, Executive Director at Civica, explores how the cloud is helping public sector employees to work smarter.
health and well-being, stress

The human cost of disruption on health and well-being at work

Here, John Young, VP at Sungard AS, discusses health and well-being in a place where stress and immense pressure is normal.
excessive workplace stress

UK employees are suffering from excessive workplace stress

According to research conducted by the Dolan Contractor Group, one in every eight UK employees have taken time off for excessive workplace stress in the last year.
digital skills

Ministry of Justice allocates £4 million in major digital skills drive

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has spent a combined total of £3,802,021 on digital skills training over the last three financial years, according to new research from a Parliament Street think tank.
stress in the workplace

National Stress Awareness Week: Tips for managing stress in the workplace

Ahead of National Stress Awareness Week (Monday 4th November – Friday 8th November 2019), TalkOut has pulled together these handy tips to help you feel calmer, less stressed and more mindful in the workplace.
entered STEM

Women in STEM: Empowerment in employment

This article tracks how more women have entered STEM more than any other field in the past four decades.
prepare for brexit

How can businesses prepare for Brexit?

Nic Redfern, Finance Director, Know Your Money offers his expert advice on how UK business can prepare for Brexit.
business profitability, agile working

Agile working is key to work-life balance and business profitability

Shella Snehi, a specialist employment lawyer at Excello Law, argues that agile working is key to work-life balance and business profitability.
future of procurement, proxima

The future of procurement is bright: Are we staring at the sun?

Commercial teams in the public sector improving their capability and influence, but do we risk being blinded by undeliverable promises? Proxima tell us more here about the future of procurement.
mental health at work

We need to do more to reduce the stigma associated with mental health at...

Jo Sellick, Managing Director, Sellick Partnership, highlights the need to reduce the stigma associated with mental health at work on this year's World Mental Health Day.
good workplace mental health

Supporting good workplace mental health – how employers can help

Sarah Stranks, Health, Safety, Quality and Environment Manager at Thomson Environmental Consultants discusses the importance of good workplace mental health and how companies can ensure that staff are well supported through various initiatives.
workplace needs, young parents

Organisations must meet young parents’ workplace needs

Chris Parke, CEO and co-founder at Talking Talent discusses how businesses must meet the workplace needs of young parents or risk failure.
Silent office

Silent office cultures exacerbate mental illness in the workplace

Chris Sheppardson, CEO at EP Business in Hospitality (epinsights.co.uk) discusses how silent office cultures add to the current mental health crisis .
chatting and coaching

What’s the difference between chatting and coaching?

Karen Dean from Diabolo Limited and me:my™coach and Sam Humphrey from Grit Limited explore the all-important difference between chatting and coaching.

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