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Open Access Government brings you the latest workplace news covering a range of topics such as HR, skills, training and mental health.

We cover stories on research to improve workplace staff productivity and employee stress levels to help combat the fear of ’employee burning out’. 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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My employee doesn’t want to return to work – what can I do?

Here, Alan Price, CEO of BrightHR, advises what businesses can do when an employee doesn't want to return to work, when it is safe to do so.
flexible workers

How to develop resilience for flexible workers

Juliette Cosgrove, Chief Nurse & Director of Clinical Governance, NHS Professionals, argues that a focus on flexible worker resilience is needed to support those who support the NHS.
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Reassessing employee engagement strategies

Lucinda Carney, CEO and Founder of Actus Software, discusses the importance of reassessing employee engagement strategies for a virtual workforce.
mobile workforces

The changing face of mobile working in the public sector

Charles Knight, Managing Director of Public Services at Totalmobile, explores what the public sector might look like post-Covid for its mobile workforce.
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The dangers of business and HR relying on technology in Covid times

Rami Cassis, Founder and CEO of Parabellum Investments, discusses the dangers of relying on technology to judge how well an employee is performing and also looks at which cultures expect different things from their HR leaders.
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Innovative solutions for IT workers at home

Maintaining business as usual while IT workers are at home can be challenging, but with some innovative solutions it doesn’t need to be. Here, Sam Newman, Managing Director of OGEL IT LTD explains how.
joined up workforce

Creating a healthier post-coronavirus culture

Sue Johnson Gregory, principal consultant, and Tim Powlson, senior business consultant at Entec Si, explain how to build a stronger, more joined up workforce in the face of future healthcare crises.
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COVID-19 and the workplace of the future

Here, PLACEmaking looks ahead to how the changes made to our ways of working during the COVID-19 crisis could decide the workplace of the future.
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The real threat of working from home

Here, IT Naturally discuss how the rise of working from home has lead to a rise in cybercrime risk and how we can combat this.
health and safety at work

COVID-19 reveals the state of health and safety at work

European Trade Union Institute’s Marian Schaapman explains how COVID-19 reveals the state of health and safety in the workplace.
boosting employee mental health

Boosting employee mental health while WFH: Virtual commute anyone?

Hannah Paterson, Principal Consultant at Step5, points out how to spot if someone is struggling with their mental health from a distance and how to encourage a culture of wellbeing to prevent issues from developing in the first place.
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Working in partnership to reduce economic shock in Swindon

Julia Stuckey, Business & Economy Manager at Swindon Borough Council, discusses working with a diverse range of partners to help mitigate the impact of the closure of the Honda factory.
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Upskilling is the public sector’s responsibility

Samuel Schofield, VP EMEA, Udacity, discusses the importance of upskilling today’s workforce and the responsibility of the public sector in supporting this.
virtual training

Is virtual training the future of work?

In this article, the Luminous Group explore the long-term benefits of digital-based training for employers and employees.
team leadership

Three C’s for effective remote team leadership

Ann Rindone from The International Coaching Federation describes the three C’s for effective remote team leadership.
gender bias

#ChooseToChallenge: International Women’s Day challenges gender bias

Nine industry experts discuss why it is important to challenge gender bias, stereotypes and discrimination in the workplace on International Women’s Day 2021 .
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International Women’s Day: Tech experts discuss tackling gender biases

In recognition of International Women's Day, a range of influential experts in the technology sector discuss tackling gender biases in the industry.
women in AI

How to tackle the gender gap in artificial intelligence

To celebrate International Women's Day on the 8th March, a diverse range of women across the AI sphere tell us what it’s like as a woman in the AI industry and provide practical tips for those looking to break-in.
working environment

Why is it important to have a great working environment?

Paul Wells from IM&M tells us why it is so important to have a great working environment.
post-pandemic

Is EdTech here to stay in the post-pandemic learning environment?

Nikolas Kairinos, CEO, Soffos.ai, discusses whether EdTech has a place in the post-pandemic work learning environment.

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