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.

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How to strike a happy medium with a hybrid working plan

Jonathan Sharp, Director, Britannic Technologies, discusses how a hybrid working plan can create a happy medium.
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Office, hybrid or home? The future of work for local governments

Attar Naderi, UK Business Manager, Laserfiche, explores how local governments are preparing for hybrid working post-COVID.
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How to make hybrid working more effective with DAM

Mike Paxton, VP at Canto, explains why digital asset management software is empowering teams for a future where hybrid working is the norm.
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SysAdmin Day: Honouring sysadmins for their work behind the scenes

Today is SysAdmin Day: An annual day of celebration for system administrators and their year long, smooth running of enterprise.
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Digital skills: The key to public sector success

Graham Hunter, VP of Skills at CompTIA, explains why it is crucial that governments encourage and enable flexible learning and certifications in order to thrive in the new world of remote work.
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Human Learning Systems: A new approach to public management

Mike Crowther, CEO of Empowerment, discusses how a new approach to public management called Human Learning Systems can transform services.
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Skills and capabilities urgently needed across UK workforce

Mark Creighton, CEO, Avado, outlines how businesses can manage the shifting skills landscape and begin to fill the gap between business needs and people capabilities.
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How to hang on to your workforce in a post-Covid environment

Nick Greenston, CEO of Retinue Talent Solutions, advises how employers can hang on to talent in the new normal working environment.
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Long Covid at work: The legal implications for the UK workforce

With the health implications of long Covid still being analysed and discovered, personal injury specialist Dan Poet from Thompsons Solicitors answers questions about the disease and its implications for the UK workforce.
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EU court says workplaces can ban headscarves

The EU Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled that companies can now ban headscarves for Muslim employees, to "prevent social disputes".
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How to stop your staff exodus post lockdown

Lynne Hardman, CEO, Working Transitions, advises companies on how to stop their staff exodus post lockdown. Read more at Open Access Government.
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Local government must see hybrid work as an opportunity

Gareth Johns, Senior Director, Vertical Solutions, RingCentral UK, explains why local government must see hybrid work as an opportunity to embrace new ways of working.
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Taught skills needed for the space sector

Mark Burchell, Emeritus Professor of Space Science, Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, discusses the skills needed for the space sector and how HE is essential in contributing to this.
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Fixing recruitment challenges in social care – it’s not about pay

Sally Bibb, strengths and talent expert, and Amanda Kelly, adult and children’s social care lead at PA Consulting, explore how the social care sector can be fixed by introducing a strengths-based approach to the recruitment process.
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Why talent management is a critical component to organisational success

Dr Riitta Lumme-Tuomala, Head of Growth at Aalto University Executive Education in Finland, argues that new ways of working require leadership skills that are more important than the experience and organisations in rapidly expanding sectors are wrongly prioritising experience over potential.
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Keeping your business safe from the dangers of hacking when remote working

Mark Brown, Founder of Psybersafe, explores the dangers of hacking when working from home and offers some advice on how to keep your business safe.
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UK SMEs embrace shift to hybrid working

Myles Leach, MD, NFON UK, discusses the future of SME business models as companies shift to embrace hybrid working.
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What the roadmap out of lockdown means for employment law

Debbie Sadler, senior associate in the employment team at Blaser Mills Law, discusses what employers need to be aware of in light of the roadmap out of lockdown and how they can facilitate a safe return to work for their employees.
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Women in Engineering Day: How has the pandemic impacted gender diversity?

To mark International Women in Engineering Day 2021, several senior tech execs discuss how the pandemic has impacted gender diversity in the industry.
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Property at the heart of COVID-19 recovery

We stand at a critical moment in the changing nature of work and our relationship to it. PLACEmaking takes a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on how and where we work.

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