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.

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NHS Employers hold careers fair for Armed Forces personnel

NHS Employers held a careers fair, on Wednesday, to help members of the Armed Forces community find jobs and training opportunities in the health sector
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Arch Apprentices successfully obtains place on Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation Apprenticeship Framework

A contract has been awarded to Arch Apprentices from Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation which will afford NHS, police, schools, local authorities much greater access to acquiring much-needed apprentices
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Increased funding provided to businesses that support disabled people in the workplace

Today the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Esther McVey, has announced increased funding to support businesses that provide extra employment support for disabled people with the greatest barriers to work
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Bosses discriminate against women in fear of them becoming pregnant

Almost one in three UK bosses wouldn’t hire a female applicant in case they become pregnant soon, new research suggests 
Workplace technology

Workplace technology – How has it impacted health and safety?

Employers have a duty of care to ensure that employees are not at risk when at work in businesses and organisations across Britain —so how are employers using technology to stay within the law and protect their team?  
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Degree apprenticeships revolutionise leadership learning

Andy Bailey of Ashridge Executive Education explains the extent to which degree apprenticeships revolutionise leadership learning
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A new Europass for better communication of skills and qualifications

Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility explains how a new Europass ensures better communication of skills and qualifications in Europe today
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Rise of the Freelancer: Key demographics leading UK’s self-employed sector

The workforce is changing as more people swap the security of a 9-to-5 job for the flexibility of freelancing, with key demographics and industries leading the self-employed sector, according to Instant Offices
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Equipping people with the skills that employers need

Keith Smith, Director, Apprenticeships Group, ESFA tells us why apprenticeships are at the heart of the UK government’s ambition to equip people of all ages with the skills that employers need
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Technology and flexible working patterns: Transforming the way we work

Richard Morris, UK CEO of International Workplace Group (IWG) explains how technology and flexible working patterns are transforming the way the public sector and other organisations work in the UK today 
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Zero-hours contracts can be positive, says Taylor

Taylor declares zero-hours contracts can be positive at Peninsula’s annual HR and business leaders’ forum
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Over 1.5 million people to trade in full-time work for ‘the gig economy’

More than 6 million UK adults are already self-employed or working as a contractor, with 6% of full-time professionals looking to make the transition this year
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The future of wearable devices in the workplace

With the international market for wearable devices having reached a new high in 2017 with 16.9% growth year on year, Instant Offices delves into what impact this trend will have on the workplace as we know it
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Youth Select Committee 2018 calls for evidence on barriers to work experience

The Youth Select Committee announced a new inquiry into barriers to work experience on Tuesday (15 May). The Committee is calling for evidence from a wide range of witnesses, including businesses and charities, as well as young people who have been directly affected by these barriers
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Mental Health Awareness: 8 out of 10 Brits admit observing presenteeism in the workplace

According to the recent CIPD survey, people coming into work when they are ill also known as ‘presenteeism’ has more than tripled since 2010, with 86% of employees admitting they had observed presenteeism in the workplace
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Study finds happy healthcare workplaces are more successful

Employee morale doesn’t just promote loyalty but it can actually improve how effective and productive employees are in their role, according to new research

Why the European Pillar of Social Rights should keep nurses in the profession

Paul De Raeve, Secretary General and Elisabeth Adams, President of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) tell us why the European Pillar of Social Rights should help nurses to remain in the nursing profession
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Workplace at odds over mental health

New research reveals how employees and HRs really feel about mental health in the workplace

UK ranks 12th for employment rates of recent graduates

Figures from ONS show that the number of young people aged 18 - 24 not in education, employment or training has decreased by 5%
smart working

Is smart working heralding the slow ‘death’ of the traditional office?

Alison White, co-founder of PLACEmaking, shares her thoughts on the extent to which modern working practices are slowly eroding the outdated office culture of previous generations

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