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.

Hardest places in the UK to find construction work

Hardest places in the UK to find construction work

New research has shown the hardest places in the UK to find regular construction work... A new study has revealed the North East and Wales...

The future of public services: how to manage change effectively

Change can be integral to an organisation or business, here Barry Pirie, President of the PPMA outlines the key points when integrating and managing...

Competency Based QCF Procurement Qualifications

Following a collaboration between Awarding Organisations, Gateway Qualifications and ABC Awards, together with members of the Procurement & Supply Chain Management Association (PSCMA), the...
smart cities

Smart cities standards, the story so far

Saviour Alfino Smart Cities Standards Strategy Project Manager at BSI discusses how standards are shaping the future city landscape There are many reasons to support...
Survey reveals skills problem among young people

Survey reveals skills problem among young people

A new survey from the OECD has found there is a significant skills problem among young people in Britain, which is creating barriers to...
FM

Major FM Companies are Achieving BAFE Registration

Global Acceleration Completely Eliminated by Novel Rocket Motor System The public sector continues to make wider use of outsourcing and Facility Management for their fire...

Time to address the skills shortage

Julia Evans, Chief Executive at BSRIA examines the current construction skills shortage and urges action to help promote the industry as an attractive career...
Scottish nurses training during annual leave

Scottish nurses are training during annual leave

The Royal College of Nursing has warned that due to staff shortages nurses in Scotland are using annual leave to complete mandatory training... According to...
Clegg makes public servants' pay pledge

Clegg makes public sector pay pledge

Under new plans from the Liberal Democrats millions of public sector workers would see better wages... Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg said public...
Unemployment falls to 1.84 million

Unemployment falls to 1.84 million

Official figures have revealed that UK unemployment fell to 1.84 million in the three months to February... Unemployment figures have seen an improvement, according to...
Action needed to boost nurse numbers

Action needed to boost nurse numbers

The Royal College of Nursing has called for immediate action from the next government to boost the number of NHS nurses... A new report from...
UK hiring levels remain 'sky-high'

UK hiring levels remain ‘sky-high’

There has been significant growth in the number of new workers being taken on by companies across the UK... According to the latest Business Trends...
Paramedics suffer 'dangerously high' stress levels

Paramedics suffer ‘dangerously high’ stress levels

Unison has warned that paramedics in Northern Ireland are under significant amounts of stress... A survey conducted by trade union Unison has revealed that 96...
NICVA says hundreds of job losses are likely

NICVA says hundreds of job losses are likely

The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action has warned that hundreds of jobs could be lost due to significant funding cuts... Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey...
60 B&Q stores to close

Kingfisher announces 60 B&Q stores to close

The owner of DIY chain B&Q has announced plans to close 60 stores across the UK and Ireland... Kingfisher has revealed 60 of its B&Q...
Hundreds of North Sea jobs to be cut

Hundreds of North Sea jobs to be cut

Oil companies Shell and Taqa have revealed plans to cut hundreds of jobs from operations in the North Sea... Shell UK will cut 250 jobs...
Coventry taxi plant will create 1,000 jobs

Coventry taxi plant will create 1,000 jobs

A new taxi plant set to be built on the outskirts of Coventry will create up to 1,000 new jobs... Plans have been revealed by...
Managing wellbeing in the workplace

Managing wellbeing in the workplace

Louise Aston, Workwell Director, Business in the Community, gives her views on why a positive culture of wellbeing is vital for all organisations…  Supporting employees...
Committee MPs should get £10,000 pay rise

Committee MPs should get £10,000 pay rise

According to the think tank Reform, MPs who sit on Commons select committees should receive a £10,000 pay increase... Committees responsible for debating and amending...
Healthy workforce, happy customers, healthy bank

Healthy workforce, happy customers, healthy bank

Employee health and well-being can make a significant difference to an organisations productivity and costs. Here Dr Jill Miller, Research Adviser at CIPD explains...

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