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.

work-related stress

Once burned out, twice shy: The unaffordable cost of work-related stress

Chris Parke, CEO and Co-founder, Talking Talent, discusses how workers are being affected by work-related stress and what businesses can do to support their employees.
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Smarter working: Improving employees’ performance

Dr Shahnaz Hamid, Programme Leader at Interactive Pro, tells us how smarter working improves employees’ performance.
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Redefining success and motivation

Offering flexi-time is not agile working. Individuals need to feel valued – and that demands a fundamentally different approach to employee empowerment and trust, explains Adam Kene, Managing Director at Kene Partners.
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What it’s really like to work at LinkedIn’s top 10 businesses

In this article, we explore the reality behind working at some of the top 10 businesses most sought after on LinkedIn.
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Neuroscience: Managing change in the workplace

Hilary Scarlett, speaker, author and consultant at Scarlett & Grey, provides an insight into how we can manage change in the workplace and highlighting the importance of belonging, with a specific focus on neuroscience.
modern workers

Modern workers expect timely, fair, and consistent recognition

A new study by Reward Gateway, which surveyed 500 employees in the UK, revealed that generic and annual recognition or rewards are inadequate as modern workers demand to be recognised in more timely and meaningful ways.
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Over 50% of women in the workplace feel empowered

Here, a survey of 1,424 women in the workplace is analysed to find that over half of the respondents feel empowered.
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Over half of employees are experiencing chronic workplace stress

The impact of a pressure-filled summer season is causing more than half of UK employees to experience chronic workplace stress, or ‘burnout’, according to the second Wellbeing Index Report.
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UK councils are failing to improve productivity through automated workflows

A Freedom of Information request finds that local councils are not realising productivity improvements through automated workflows.
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Fighting burnout in the workplace

Paul Friday, Director of Strategic Relationships at MHR explores how HR can help protect employees from stress before it spirals into burnout in the workplace.
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How is flexible working driving a real estate revolution?

Richard Morris, CEO, IWG UK explores how the growing appetite for flexible working has driven the real estate revolution over the last five years.
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Summertime hours: How to enjoy summer with a full-time job

When the sunny season finally comes around how many of us get the chance to enjoy significant time outdoors? Here Crown Workforce Management explores how the concept of summertime hours can change this.
NHS careers

10,000 young people helped into NHS careers with £20 million funding

The Health and Social Care Secretary has announced £20 million funding to support 10,000 young people into NHS careers.
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Which countries are the most progressive on maternity leave?

Instant Offices have looked at which countries have the most progressive approaches into maternity leave around the world.
flexible working parents

How can your business support flexible working parents?

Rebecca Hourston, Managing Director, Working Parent & Executive, Talking Talent highlights seven ways that businesses and human resources can support flexible working parents.
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How are smart cities around the world impacting workplace trends?

As cities around the world are set to transform into ‘smart cities’, John Williams, Head of Marketing at Instant Offices, looks into what smart workplace trends are emerging from these innovation hubs.
Flexible workplaces, employee mental health

Flexible workplaces to improve employee mental health

Nearly 40% of people employed at flexible workplaces claim it has significantly improved in their mental health, Wildgoose survey finds.
organisational life

The unfolding of coaching in organisational life

The unfolding of coaching in organisational life is detailed here by Karen Dean from Diabolo Limited and me:my™coach and Sam Humphrey of Grit Limited.
public sector technology professionals

Future-proofing the skills of public sector technology professionals

SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2019[1] suggests that public sector technology professionals have a growing desire to utilise their expertise and focus on their career-based learning in order to play a bigger role in their organisation.
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Enabling working carers

Caroline Day from Wellbeing Dynamics discusses her thoughts on enabling working carers to look after a loved one.

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