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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Plugging the gender gap in manufacturing careers

A survey carried out by Women in Manufacturing (WiM) has found that almost three-quarters of women would not consider manufacturing careers as a viable option.
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Searching for clarity in the world of operational guidance

In this article, William Makower discusses operational guidance as a cornerstone of public sector philosophy: Read on to find out why these services are vital.
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44% of work-related stress is caused by high workload

According to HSE, around 15.4 million working days we lost in 12 months due to work-related stress or anxiety last year, with 23% of full-time employees admitting to feeling burned out at work all the time.
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What are the top workplace perks to keep employees happy?

Liberty Games have surveyed office workers across the country to discover what factors or workplace perks would decrease their stress and increase their happiness.
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AgileDS for government and students

University of Hull and Evoco use the Agile Business Consortium’s AgileDS™ approach to give graduates the opportunity to develop and grow their skills for government and private sector.
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How can you maintain a healthy work-life balance?

The work-life balance is something that everyone needs to pay more attention to, so if you’re feeling unsure as to how to kick-start and maintain a healthy work-life balance, follow these tips.
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Stress awareness month: Time to take stress out of the workplace

Jeanette Wheeler, MHR’s HR Director, explores the biggest causes of stress in the workplace and outlines the measures both employees and organisations can introduce to ease the strain and support their wellbeing.
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Research shows gaslighting in UK workplace is ‘normal’

Over half of respondents to recent research say they have experienced gaslighting at work, exposing a negative dynamic in UK offices.
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Observations on pragmatic digital transformation

Rob Fotheringham, Managing Director at Fotheringham Associates shares his thoughts on pragmatic digital transformation and the observations he has made in this vein which will help you on your journey.
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Opportunities and challenges associated with Smart Working

Alison White of PLACEmaking asks: Are organisations focusing on the opportunities and challenges associated with Smart Working or too focused on the practical technology and property related aspects?
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The UK’s most stressed cities, ages and professions

In 2018 it was reported that 74% of the UK felt too overwhelmed or stressed to cope, but a year on: Which city, age and professions are the most affected by stress?

The impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy

Keith Smith, Director of Apprenticeships, Education & Skills Funding Agency in the UK explores the impact apprenticeships have on individuals, employers and the economy.
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Science and tech companies to attract 20,000 new R&D workers by 2023

Despite Brexit, a new report by Bidwells says Science and technology (S&T) companies are looking to attract 20,000 new R&D workers by 2023.
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The importance of smarter working versus working hard

BakkerElkhuizen explains the importance of smarter working in contrast to the notion of working hard.

Finding balance, health and happiness in the workplace

Alex Elmywood, The Growth Company, provides advice on how to obtain balance, health and happiness in the workplace.
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Six ways to help bridge the gender pay gap in the UK

Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at Instant Offices investigates what forward-thinking steps businesses can take to help bridge the gender pay gap further.
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Offshore wind sector set to increase female workforce

New offshore wind sector skills package will see jobs triple to 27,000 by 2030 and aims to achieve 33% women in the total offshore wind workforce.
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Do Gen Z make the perfect apprentices?

When your company’s workload begins to pile up and you need an extra pair of hands on a project, there are a few avenues you can take: including employing someone who is Generation Z.
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Fit for the future: Government investment in digital talent

David Rai, Sparta Global, discusses the challenges that government organisations face in recruiting and retaining digital talent.
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Expert says more diversity in the nuclear industry is needed

Zoe Stollard, Partner at national law firm Clarke Willmott, discusses her thoughts on skills and diversity in the nuclear industry.

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