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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.

the evolving workplace

The evolving workplace: How the digital economy has expanded boundaries

Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe, EMEA MD SocialChorus explains the nature of the evolving workplace in terms of how the digital economy has expanded boundaries and driven a fundamental shift in the nature of business.
employee unhappiness

Is Smart Working contributing to employee unhappiness?

According to a survey by the Personal Group, there has been a 20% drop in workplace happiness over the past three years. Alison White, at PLACEmaking discusses if Smart Working has contributed to this.
generation agile

Why we need Generation Agile

The Agile Business Consortium is calling for the inclusion of agility and agile skills in the education of everyone from primary school children, to working professionals.
sexual harassment, MeToo movement

Preventing workplace sexual harassment

The #MeToo movement has changed the cultural landscape and increased the need for employer focus on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.
coaching and mentoring

Coaching and mentoring: A style of management

Dessy Ohanians, Managing Director of Corporate and Certificate Programmes at the London School of Business and Finance – Executive Education argues that coaching and mentoring are a style of management that has become more prevalent during the last few years.
digital skills gap

Closing the digital skills gap: Three steps for business and government collaboration

We all have a responsibility to close the skills gap, but what are you going about it? Here, Ramkumar Chandrasekaran, HR Director, UK & Ireland at Tata Consultancy Services shares three steps for business and government collaboration.
seeking mental health support

Nightmare bosses: 1 in 4 workers seeking mental health support

Research from Totaljobs has uncovered a worrying divide in the relationships between line managers and their reports as half (49%) reveal that they have quit a job due to the relationship with their boss going sour.
generational communication gap

Bridging the generational communication gap

Ali Lyons, Co-Founder of 20:40 and Head of Operations at Kene Partners, shares some ideas on bridging the generational communication gap, demystifying millennials, the importance of age diversity on boards and the value of two-way mentorship.
NHS staff

Chancellor announces funding boost for frontline NHS staff

Chancellor Sajid Javid will announce a new multi-million-pound package of support to train and retain NHS staff as part of the Spending Round.
mental health struggles

UK workers hide mental health struggles with fake physical illnesses

New research shows over half of employees who took mental health days faked a physical illness to explain their absence, despite stress from work souring relationships and sleep patterns for many.
inclusion and diversity

The importance of inclusion and diversity to the workplace

With inclusion and diversity continuing to be of importance to employees, Instant Offices gives a breakdown on how companies can be more responsible when it comes to key social issues.
looking for a new job

UK workers actively looking for a new job with more flexibility

More than a third of full-time workers in the UK are currently looking for a new job because they would like a role with greater flexibility, new research from KnowYourMoney.co.uk has revealed.
transform sick pay

Government urges employers to transform sick pay

Employers are being urged to transform support for disabled people and those on long-term sick leave under new government proposals.
health and productivity

Flexible working vital for employee health and productivity 

Flexible working not only makes life more convenient for many Brits, but new research also shows that it can improve both health and productivity.
agile business conf 2019

Michael Saunders announced as second keynote speaker at Agile Business Conf 2019

The second keynote speaker at the Agile Business Conference 2019 has been unveiled as Michael Saunders, Agile and DevOps Leader at Lloyds Banking Group.
job success

Employee disabilities: How can adaptable workplaces improve your job success?

Helen Brady, Business Support Assistant at First Ark Group, discusses how her experience working for a supportive employer in a flexible workplace, whilst managing an impairment, helped with her job success.
younger workers

Is your workplace ‘woke’ enough for younger workers?

Research carried out by Global Tolerance found that almost half of 2,000 younger workers preferred organisations that have a positive impact on the world.
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.
executive coaching, arden university

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.
bereavement leave

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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