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.

Workers lose 29 million days each year to hay fever

New research has found that severe hay fever costs the UK 29 million days of work each year… A survey by the Met Office revealed...

Long-term sick employees should have right to ‘return to work’

Employees with long-term health conditions and disabilities should have the same rights as new mums, to return to work within a year, study says… A...
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Workers union warns Brexit would lower wages

A vote to leave the EU could see wages fall by around £38 per week, according to workers union the TUC… According to the Trades...

61 per cent of employers have not considered Brexit impact

A new survey has revealed some 61 per cent of employers have not considered what impact leaving the EU would have on their organisation… A...
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Pay claims launched against Glasgow City Council

Union GMB Scotland has launched a series of equal pay claims against Glasgow City Council… A total of 1,200 claims are being launched against Glasgow...

Working fathers earn more than their childless counterparts

Full-time working fathers earn over a fifth more than their childless counterparts, according to new research. Research from workers union TUC has revealed full-time working...

New rule will force larger companies to reveal gender pay gap

Companies with more than 250 employees will be forced to reveal the differences in pay between their male and female employees. The gender pay divide...
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Fire alarm power efficiency

The Fire Industry Association’s CEO Ian Moore, explains the importance of ensuring efficient power for fire and security alarm systems in line with environmental...
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Leading employers fighting for top graduates

An improvement in the jobs market has led to the UK’s leading employers fighting over top candidates… A new report has found top graduates are...
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Musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace

Christa Sedlatschek, Director at the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work outlines how musculoskeletal disorders affect workplaces across Europe…  Across Europe, musculoskeletal disorders...

Thousands finding work through government jobs scheme

More than 750,000 people who were previously long-term unemployed have found a job through the government’s Work Programme, industry figures have shown… New national statistics...

UK employment reaches new record high

According to the Department for Work & Pensions, the UK employment rate has reached a new record high of 73.9 per cent… Over half a...
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Procurement qualifications: QCF procurement diplomas or exams?

Stefan Thresh, Managing Director of Qube Vocational Development Ltd gives an evaluation of the benefits of procurement vocational qualifications compared with traditional academic forms...

Change management

Why is it difficult to make it part of business as usual? Change Management is not well understood amongst business leaders plus the skills to...

Winning Support for Continuous Improvement Projects

Your quick step-by-step guide Gaining support to implement and sustain a continuous improvement program is an oft-voiced concern within organisations. These concerns reflect frustration in...

Tackling our productivity gap requires a shift in thinking

Mark Beatson, Chief Economist at CIPD (the professional body for HR and people development) outlines what needs to be done in order to boost...

The challenge of recruiting more women

Recently-installed IET President Naomi Climer has made it her mission to improve recruitment of women into engineering and technology roles, with oil and gas...
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Gender pay gap means women work for nothing until 2016

A campaign group has highlighted the plight of women workers, warning those in full-time employment will in effect work for nothing between now and...
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Top company for apprenticeships named

Ernest & Young has been named the UK’s top firm for apprenticeships in a new survey… Rate My Apprenticeship’s annual survey has named Ernest &...
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Plans to boost apprenticeships and transform training unveiled

The government is outlining radical changes aimed at boosting the number of apprenticeships and improving the quality of training courses. The apprenticeship levy received a...

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