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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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Can employers only hire new workers who have been vaccinated?

Alan Price, employment law expert and CEO at BrightHR, offers his advice on whether employers can only hire new workers who have been vaccinated.
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How to onboard new starters when working remotely

Luis Navarro, CEO and Co-Founder at Totality Services, discusses how you can make sure that new starters hit the ground running when working remotely during lockdown.
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Can employers legally enforce compulsory vaccination on their workers?

Debbie Sadler, senior associate on the employment team at Blaser Mills Law, discusses whether or not employers are legally entitled to enforce compulsory COVID-19 vaccination on their workers.
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The future of work is flexible

Scott Erwin, CEO and Founder of HireHand, explores the future of flexible working and how businesses may approach their staffing post-pandemic.
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HR: Working from home during COVID-19

Helen Watson, Head of Employment Law at Aaron & Partners Solicitors, explores the issues around working from home during COVID-19 in this human resources focus.
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How to avoid being caught out by the new Off-Payroll legislation

.Dave Chaplin, CEO and founder of ContractorCalculator and IR35 Shield, shares his top ten IR35 tips to manage IR35 status
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Overcoming the challenges of recruitment in the age of COVID-19

Rachel Robinson, EVP Public Sector Services at Teleperformance, comments on how businesses can successfully recruit, onboard and train new starters all while working remotely.
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Brexit briefing: Understanding new employment laws

Kathryn Barnes, Employment Counsel EMEA, Globalization Partners, discusses the changes to UK employment laws as a result of Brexit.
vaccine hesitancy

How to handle vaccine hesitancy at work

Alan Price, CEO at BrightHR, discusses how employers and HR departments can handle vaccine hesitancy in the workplace.
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Five HR changes to watch out for in 2021

Here, the team from caseflowhr point out five crucial changes to watch out for in 2021 to support planning within HR departments.
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Helping mothers return to work is a gender equality issue

Michaela Bruckmayer, analyst and Joanna Hofman, associate director at RAND Europe, discusses how taking a career break to have children comes with a cost to women in the EU and how thinking needs to change to best tackle the issue.
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Bullying and harassment: HR’s role within the virtual world

Richard Peachey, Head of Business Development at CMP and Andy Shettle, Chief Product Officer at Selenity, explore the impact that remote working has had on bullying and harassment cases during the pandemic, and how employee relations teams can ensure staff wellbeing is a top priority.
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Using behaviour-based recruitment to make hiring fair and efficient

Robert Newry, CEO, Arctic Shores, discusses how behaviour-based recruitment helps organisations make the hiring process fair and efficient.
workforce changes

Workforce changes that are here to stay in 2021

Derek Jones, VP Enterprise Strategy, Americas, at Deputy, explores some of the workforce changes that we can still expect to see throughout 2021 due to COVID-19.
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How to thrive when working remotely

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, physiologist and sleep expert, explores how we can all thrive when working remotely with these top tips.
employee experience

Why delivering a consistent employee experience is key for recruitment

Ivan Harding, Co-Founder & CEO at Applaud, explores why delivering a consistent employee experience is key for recruitment during a time of uncertainty.
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The post-COVID benefits of the gig economy

Here Ashmita Das, CEO of Kolabtree, explores how the gig economy could be the answer to please both employees and businesses in a post-COVID world.
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Recruitment and retention in the nursery sector in the post-COVID world

Gill McAteer, head of employment law at Citation, details the necessary changes needed to improve recruitment and retention in the nursery sector to fit the 'new normal'.
wellness in the workplace

Wellness in the workplace: Why it needs to involve everyone

Paul Wells, CEO of intelligent building solutions provider, IM&M, explores the importance of addressing wellness in the workplace.
IT workers, Ogel it

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.

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