Home Open Access News Workplace News

Workplace News

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.

Getting it right on privacy statements

The top five things organisations get wrong with their privacy statements.
person struggling with bills

As 20% fall behind on bills, employers can do more to help

As the cost of living crisis affects the mental and physical well-being of workers everywhere, employers need to better support employees.
worker burnout concept in an office

What is “quiet quitting” and how is burnout affecting the UK?

Work-based stress and burnout have led to a rise in quiet quitting - a notion where people limit their work to strictly working hours.
social value, workplace, Overhead View Of Commuters Crossing Busy Street

Social value is not a tick box exercise – three principles for making a...

Companies are now required to demonstrate social value as part of a procurement process, particularly when bidding for public sector tenders.
customer service job

How local government organisations can streamline HR processes

Local governments can improve their sensitive HR processes through efficient self-service systems, potentially bringing reductions in costs and labour and increased employee satisfaction.
Young man working on laptop in cafe, getting distracted by phone

Why do phone notifications distract us and how can we manage them at work?

Phone notifications are a necessary evil in our always-connected, work-from-anywhere world. But all too often, they can be a major distraction, pulling us away from our tasks and goals.
Woman stretching whilst sat at office desk, plants next to table, light coming in from window, supporting employee mental health and well-being

15 ways to provide employee mental health & well-being support

Since we spend the majority of our adult lives at work, it is vital that employers provide sufficient employee mental health & well-being support - here's how.

Where to look for future jobs?

Claus Rosenstand, Digital Hub Denmark Professor looks towards jobs arising in the digital age We don't know exactly what the jobs of the future will...
Man enjoys working remotely. sat down in forest with laptop, hands in air, expressing his enjoyment.

4 ways to support neurodiverse employees who work remotely

With 15% of the UK population considered neurodivergent, knowing how to support neurodiverse employees is vital for both employer and employee.
Below head photograph of whistleblowers holding documents

How can businesses mitigate misconduct and promote whistleblowing?

Workplace misconduct is an ongoing issue - how can businesses promote a speak-out culture and support whistleblowers?
illustrating the STEM workplace and the diversified team

STEM: Wicked problems and the diversified team

Dr Larry Earnhart, Chair, Dept. of Quantitative Studies University Canada West, sheds light on wicked problems and the diversified team when it comes to STEM.
Software developer checking phone tech

Women’s Equality Day – How can tech companies bridge the gender gap?

Today is Women's Equality day and it is no secret that the tech industry is male-dominated or that there are still large disparities when it comes to gender representation.

Hybrid working is here to stay – now secure your workforce

The rise of hybrid working has enabled greater flexibility for employees, laying bare a wealth of opportunities for organisations.
Group of business people gathered round table discussing innovation and strategy

Why are UK innovators not filing enough patents?

Businesses have long been criticised for not filing enough patents, which could be preventing them from realising their commercial potential.
political unrest at a protest for black lives matter

How companies can support employees amidst political unrest

Worldwide and national crises and political unrest can threaten any organisation, no matter how healthy it is, here's how to deal with it in your company.
office space with plants

Hybrid working: taking a collaborative approach to an office revamp

Office revamps, when implemented successfully, could be the key to increasing overall efficiency, productivity and employer competitiveness.
woman working with a physical health condition at office

4 ways employers can improve support for mental and physical health

Two-thirds of employees feel uncomfortable raising mental and physical health issues with employers – here’s how employers can improve their support.

85% of UK disabled workers are more productive working from home

There are numerous benefits of working from home for disabled workers, who have been the worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in their careers.
lgbtqia+, inclusive

How to make your organisation more LGBTQIA+ inclusive?

From training to representation, efforts to make organisations and workplaces more LGBTQIA+ inclusive are needed everywhere.
employers, intention to quit

One in five workers have the intention to quit their jobs

Over 6.5 million people in the UK are expected to leave their job in the next year, indicating that those with the poorest job quality are the most likely to have an intention to quit.

Follow Open Access Government