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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.

Chief Sustainability Officer

The growth of the Chief Sustainability Officer in the workplace

Mathias Lelievre, CEO of ENGIE Impact, discusses the important role the Chief Sustainability Officer has in making businesses greener.
shared workspaces, empty workspaces

How to make the most of empty workspaces

What can organisations do to make better use of unused office spaces? PLACEmaking examine how a different approach could change the way we think about shared workspaces.
wellbeing tech, privacy concerns

Privacy concerns must be addressed in wellbeing tech

Wellbeing tech has become a familiar idea in workplaces globally, but what are the privacy concerns underlying this revolution?
trade apprenticeships

Top 5 tips to get you started on trade apprenticeships

To celebrate National Apprenticeship week an easy-to-use guide by Dickies Workwear has been created, revealing top tips to follow when looking for trade apprenticeships.
executive coach

Do I need an executive coach?

Geoff Lawrence, MD, Vistage UK, discusses the benefits of having an executive coach in the workplace.
damage to your health

How the desk job could lead to permanent damage to your health

Alex Wilkins, iHASCO, highlights the hidden hazards in the workplace that could result in permanent damage to your health.
xenophobia at work, brexit referendum

How can you deal with xenophobia at work?

With racist and xenophobic ideas on the rise since the 2016 Brexit referendum, we discuss how you can actually deal with xenophobia at work.
good teamwork, corporate learning solution

Good teamwork: How can you heal a dysfunctional workplace?

Sylvia Sage, programme director at Corporate Learning Solutions, explores how to create and hold onto good teamwork.
record employment rate

UK job market hits record employment rate

New figures, released today, have revealed a record employment rate of 76.3%, the highest since the mid-1970s.
team and individual coaching

The benefits of team and individual coaching

Dessy Ohanians - Managing Director Certificate and Corporate Programmes, London School of Business and Finance, explores the benefits of team and individual coaching.
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.

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