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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We’re working more than ever – but we’re losing workplace productivity

Against a backdrop of lethargic growth and productivity, is technology the answer to unlocking future gains in workplace productivity? In 2014, a Bank of France...
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Smart working – let us make your place work for you

Emmanuel Chautemps, Director of Bouygues E&S FM UK limited explains how smart working can transform workplaces to improve happiness, wellbeing, and productivity
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UK workforce falls for the first time in 2 years

Despite unemployment continuing to fall at a steady rate the UK workforce has seen a decline in numbers for the first time in 2 years
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Is office rationalisation enough?

Alison White, Co-Founder of PLACEmaking reveals her thoughts on office rationalisation and smarter working

Over 3 million more people in work since 2010

New figures released today reveal that there are now over 3 million more people in work, in the UK, compared to 2010

Creating a highly skilled workforce for the future

Ontario’s Ministry of Education shares why a highly skilled workforce is vital for progression and how this is being encouraged in the province

Why apprenticeships are a vital part of our industry

There has never been a more exciting time for apprenticeships in the UK. Here Clair Prosser at BSRIA explains more about the recent Apprenticeship Levy

How does workplace safety fare across Europe?

Luke Rees, Head of Digital at Accuracast examines data on workplace safety across Europe and analyses discrepancies between nations on how safe workers feel Danger is...

Brexit brain drain is a threat to the technology sector

The technology sector is under threat from a Brexit brain drain as the number of overseas applicants applying for UK jobs since the referendum drops

Evidence based health promotion at work

Health promotion is the workplace is a key priority in the 21st Century, explains Jaana Laitinen of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

Apprenticeship reforms: The role of training providers

Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, AELP says apprenticeship reforms can tackle poor productivity but the support of training providers is necessary to succeed

New initiatives highlight the value of apprenticeships

James Kelly, Chief Executive of the British Security Industry Association looks at the value of apprenticeships and how they are shaping the industry
Overcoming the talent shortage in the public sector

Overcoming the talent shortage in the public sector

In these challenging times the public sector needs courageous, innovative and diverse leaders, says Martin Tucker, Chief Executive at GatenbySanderson

Accessibility for all is not an option – it’s a fundamental right

European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, explains why accessibility is important for all citizens
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How do we drive forward gender diversity?

There’s still a way to go to achieve gender diversity in business, as Dr Jill Miller at CIPD, the professional body for HR and...
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Why we should invest in women leaders as agents of change

ICAEW speaks to Philip Haberman, Senior Partner and Founder of forensic accounting firm Haberman Ilett, about how important it is to invest in women leaders Philip...
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Gender pay gap recommendations ignored by government

The cross-party Women and Equalities Committee says the government is ignoring its gender pay gap recommendations and failing to tackle the issue The gender pay...
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We need to keep attracting talent to the public sector

HR managers need to focus on talent management and promoting the public sector as an attractive place to work, writes Sue Evans, President of...
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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