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.

DWP plans to close jobcentres

DWP reveals plans to close jobcentres

The Department for Work and Pensions say plans to merge or close more than 75 jobcentres up and down the country will allow them to...
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The importance of HR compliance

Tom Neil, writer at Acas, explains the necessity of HR compliance, and why it makes sense to go above and beyond your legal obligations As...
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Career development in public administration

Professor Mark Priestley from the University of Leeds considers the options for professional career development in public administration No one said dealing with an ageing...
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Women as Leaders: Why women on boards matter

Alison Cutland, executive development partner at the Praxis Centre for Leadership, explains why women as leaders are benefiting business On the face of it, things...
Apprenticeship levy to help close skills gap

How will the apprenticeship levy help close the skills gap?

The new apprenticeship levy could help address the skills gap in the UK, argues Penny Hydraulics’ general manager Jess Penny If you work within the...
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New police officers will need a degree from 2020

The College of Policing is introducing measures to ensure new police officers are educated to degree level from 2020, in line with the modern...
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How to advance your career in public policy   

If you’re seeking a career in the governmental or non-profit sectors, a Master of Public Administration could provide the step up you need... If you’ve...
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Reforming Britain’s apprenticeships

Mark Dawe, chief executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, discusses the reform of apprenticeships in the UK and what the outcomes...
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What does it take to be a public sector leader in contemporary Britain?

Jody Goldsworthy, Senior Partner, GatenbySanderson outlines the ever-changing role of the public sector leader and what it entails...  The UK is facing an unprecedented period...

How to get the most out of a lean six sigma training provider

Andy Slaney, Principal Consultant at BSI Group highlights some of the key things to ask your prospective lean six sigma (business improvement techniques) training...

£4m boost to volunteering among over 50s

Three new grants totally £4m have been announced to boost volunteering opportunities among the over 50s… The Office for Civil Society and Nesta have today...

Only half of UK workers use their degree in their job

A new survey has revealed that the majority of workers in the UK do not use their university degree within their current job role… The...

Monmouthshire council staff see high rates of sickness

According to new Welsh government figures, Monmouthshire County Council staff take more sick days than their national counterparts… New figures have revealed staff working for...

How does organisational resilience link with lean six sigma?

Jugjeet Mehmi, Business Development Executive at BSI Group looks at how businesses can use lean six sigma to their advantage for organisations resilience… Processes are...

TUC warns firms there is ‘no place to hide’ if they exploit workers

In the wake of the Sports Direct scandal, workers union TUC has warned companies they will be challenged if they exploit their workers… Businesses that...

New study suggests women are as pushy with pay rises as men

A new study has revealed that women are just as pushy as their male counterparts when it comes to asking for pay rises, but...

Lean six sigma – 10 things we can learn from it

Andy Slaney Principal Consultant and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, BSI outlines 10 simple things that working with lean six sigma has taught...

MPs call for urgent action to protect expectant working mothers

MPs are calling for action to ensure it is more difficult to make women redundant during and after pregnancy… Discrimination against women who are pregnant...

Up to 1,000 jobs to be axed at Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council is expected to cut a sixth of its full time workforce, losing up to 1,000 jobs… A sixth of the full time...

Gender equality: ambitious but attainable

Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality takes stock of the progress and the remaining challenges in the way of gender...

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