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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.

evolution of working

The evolution of working from home

Ashmita Das, CEO of Kolabtree, shares her thoughts on the evolution of working from home and how the trend will build a more flexible future.
continuity and succession

Why continuity and succession planning is crucial for businesses right now

Chris Allen, a Chartered Wealth Planner at Arbuthnot Latham, explains why it is crucial for businesses to review continuity and succession plans at this current time.
Parental support

Parental support is for life, not just for parental leave

Lucinda Quigley, Head of Working Parents at Talking Talent, discusses the ways in which businesses can support their working parents beyond the initial stage of parenthood and help them establish a healthy work-life balance.
skilled workers

Employers must act quickly to recruit skilled workers from the EU

Mini Setty, partner at Langleys Solicitors, explains why employers need to act quickly if they want to avoid falling foul of Brexit-related barriers to recruitment skilled workers from the EU.
exceptional customer service

The art of delivering exceptional customer service in times of crisis

Joanna Swash, CEO of Moneypenny, shares how businesses can ensure that they deliver exceptional customer service during these unsettling times.
furloughed staff

What is the best way to ‘re-onboard’ furloughed staff?

Paul Sleath, CEO at PEO Worldwide, explores what the best approach is when handling the re-onboarding process of furloughed staff.
second lockdown

5 tips to pivot your business in anticipation of a second lockdown

Mike Jordan, CEO of Summit Defence, has put together five tips to help your business not only survive a second lockdown but thrive.
Career-enhancing skills

Career-enhancing skills to harness for 2021 and beyond

Greg Orme author of The Human Edge, shares his tips on how to unlock and nurture our unique talents to help us communicate effectively now we’re all working remotely.
culture of work

The role of video conferencing for embracing the new culture of work

Nigel Penny, Public Sector Video Collaboration Specialist, UK & IRL, Logitech, explores how the UK government’s Department for Work and Pensions worked with Logitech to prepare their offices and teams for a more flexible way of working, which proved a saving grace when the pandemic hit.
parental balance, parental balance at work

Are we any closer now in achieving true parental balance at work?

In recognition of National Work Life week, Han Son Lee, Founder of Daddilife, explores whether we are any closer to achieving true parental balance at work, or not.
culture of trust

How to make remote working, work and create a culture of trust

Myles Leach, MD, NFON UK, shares 5 tops tips on ‘how to make remote working, work,’ which will have a focus on creating a culture of trust between employees.
create change, black lives matter

Racism: The importance of listening to create change

Robbie Green, The Working Mom’s Coach and Coach at Talking Talent, discusses how to create change in the contemporary climate of racism.
safety in the workplace, public sector

Health and safety in the workplace, when the workplace is home

With scientists predicting a sharp increase in COVID-19 infections, on 22nd September 2020 the UK Government announced a new round of measures to “confront the COVID-19 virus”
pandemic rules

Over half of hospitality employees call for pandemic rules to become permanent

A recent survey conducted by Solopress, reveals that 66% of hospitality employees want COVID-19 rules in their workplace to remain permanent .
responded to COVID-19

How have IT Pros responded to COVID-19?

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds, explores how IT professionals have responded to COVID-19 and how organisations can prepare their IT pros for the future.
lone workers

How to protect a nation of lone workers

Klaus Allion, MD, ANT Telecom, explains what employers can do to safeguard their employees when working from home.
HR technology

Procuring HR technology for the future

Neil Everatt, CEO at Selenity, discusses why HR departments will need to ensure they have the right tools and software in place for the rise in home working.
co-innovation

Co-innovation is essential to the UK Public Sector’s COVID recovery

Leila Romane, Head of Public Sector at SAP UK & Ireland, shows how in the midst of crisis co-innovation enabled companies to give back to communities and come out of the pandemic stronger.
virtual world

How can organisations keep people connected in a virtual world?

Howard Dickel, CEO, Step5 Group, discusses how businesses can maintain human connections in an increasingly virtual world and why it's important.
corporate social responsibility, philanthropy

Beyond philanthropy: Corporate Social Responsibility for COVID-19

Olivier Delbard, Professor at ESCP Business School, explores how the global health crisis is re-shaping Corporate Social Responsibility.

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