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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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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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How to make your organisation more LGBTQIA+ inclusive?

From training to representation, efforts to make organisations and workplaces more LGBTQIA+ inclusive are needed everywhere.
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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.
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Promoting the creation of an inclusive workplace

Dr Christine Grant, Associate Fellow at the Coventry University Centre for Healthcare Research, introduces the ‘Remote for All’ (R4All) research study, discussing disability, neurodiversity, an inclusive workplace, and remote e-working in the UK.
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Smarter working from a human resources perspective

Micael Johnstone, Strategy and Future of Organisations Expert and Co-Founder of Wading Herons, provides thought leadership on smarter working from a human resources perspective.
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How to keep your balance this World Productivity Day

Productivity is vital for all organisations to thrive, and in today’s always-on society, many employees are feeling the pressure to get more work done than ever before.
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The best solution to workplace performance is employee engagement

From Richard Branson to Stephen Covey it's a widely shared belief that people are a company's greatest asset - it is simply not possible to build a prosperous business without good people.

What is the role of the meeting room in the post COVID pandemic workplace

Alison White of PLACEmaking asks what impact the post-COVID pandemic workplace has had on the traditional office meeting room.
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What is the future of women in leadership?

Women in leadership are the future and they should push for career progress, according to seasoned Leadership Coach Sarah Jones.
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56% of Black people in tech felt unable to negotiate salary

Data from Colourintech and Meta shows that 56% of Black people in tech feel unable to negotiate a fair salary - while 75% of white respondents feel empowered in doing so.
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Lack of diversity brings ‘colourism’ and ‘tokenism’ to retail websites

Lighter-skinned models are more frequently used to represent diversity on most retail websites – if there are darker-skinned models, they’re ‘tokens’ of diverse marketing.

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