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.

National Express pledges living wage for UK workers

National Express pledges living wage for UK workers

Transport firm National Express is set to become an accredited living wage employer, paying workers more than the National Minimum Wage... National Express will become...
Scotland facing GP recruitment crisis

Scotland facing GP recruitment crisis

The British Medical Association has called for action after claiming almost a fifth of GP practices in Scotland have a vacancy... According to figures released...
Teachers who perform exceptionally well in schools across England and Wales could be given a pay rise of up to two per cent under new plans...

High performing teachers could get pay rise

Teachers who perform exceptionally well in schools across England and Wales could be given a pay rise of up to two per cent under...
The value of apprenticeships

The value of apprenticeships

As National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, Adjacent Digital Politics examines the value of these training schemes and how they can help young...
Coventry council sick days cost £11.6m

Coventry council sick days cost £11.6m

Sick days at Coventry City Council will have cost an estimated £11.6m by the end of the financial year, it has emerged... According to new...

Leicestershire council £107m injection for jobs

Job creation and business boosting loans will benefit the Hinckley and Bosworth areas thanks to a £107m cash injection from the county council. The authority...

Effective leadership in education

In a interview with AG, Dr Victoria Showunmi of UCL Institute of Education in London, sheds light of what an effective leader is, and...
Coastal fund will create jobs and bring businessCoastal fund will create jobs and bring business

Coastal fund will create jobs and bring business

The New Coastal Revival Fund will help to kick-start the development of businesses and creation of new jobs in seaside towns... The £3m fund will...

Talent recruitment – the Bucks way

Jenny O’Neill, Workforce Management Manager at Buckinghamshire County Council, tells AG how her Council is focusing across the age spectrum in the search for talent There...

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...
safety

Behavioural Safety Readiness

A key part of any business’s journey towards ensuring safety excellence, behavioural safety is a proactive method for preventing hazards from escalating into incidents...

Case study: Team efficiency review

Improving Customer Experience Much emphasis is placed these days on improving Customer Experience – and rightly so. Happy customers cost less to care for and...

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...

Understanding continual improvement

David Armstrong, Head of Profession at The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) sheds light on what lies at the heart of continual improvement for organisations It is...
British workers take home less money

British workers take home less money

New research has revealed that almost all British workers are taking home less money in real terms than in 2001, with men and young...
Councils lose track of 100,000 Neets

Councils lose track of 100,000 Neets

The Public Accounts Committee has warned that around 100,000 teenagers who are supposed to be tracked by Whitehall have disappeared off the radar. Margaret Hodge,...
Learning plays a vital role in enhancing performance

Learning plays a vital role in enhancing performance

Learning and development plays a vital role in enhancing employees and organisational performance, as detailed by Ruth Stuart, Research Adviser at CIPD. Learning does not...
Behaviour at work influences health and safety

Behaviour at work influences health and safety

Rob Burgon, Workplace Safety Manager at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) details how our behaviour at work can influence our health...
Volunteering – developing key skills for employment

Volunteering: developing key employment skills

Volunteering can help young people develop essential skills they need for the world of work, here Fiona Blacke, CEO of the National Youth Agency...
UK unemployment rate has fallen

UK unemployment rates have fallen

Figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed that unemployment figures are at the lowest rate since 2008. Unemployment rates fell to 6.4 per...

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