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.

sexual harassment in the workplace

Gender segregation contributes to sexual harassment in the workplace

Individuals who form the gender minority at work are more likely to experience sexual harassment in the workplace and leave the job.
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Women begin to earn less after having their first child

Women’s earnings have been found to decrease following the birth of their first child – but the drop in salary is not applicable to fathers.
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Women with promotions feel more overwhelmed and stressed at work

Women with promotions are more frustrated at work – as promotions are at a greater emotional benefit for men than women.
women in economics,

Only 25% of global senior-level positions held by women in economics

Women are noticeably underrepresented in many academic professions, with a distinct lack of women in economics – particularly in universities.
minority groups, diversity in medicine

Diversity in medicine sees more women, but lacks minority groups in U.S

Diversity in medicine across the U.S is not equal with population changes – while women see gains in representation, minority groups continue to go underrepresented.
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Redefining Multi-skilling in the public sector in 2022

With a widening skills gap, ever-shrinking budgets and the Great Resignation in full swing, there are many challenges for the public sector to overcome in the coming months.
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How workflows can help people manage demanding workloads

Michele Don Durbin, SVP of Marketing at Evernote, explains what workflows are and how one can help you and your team to manage demanding workloads.
Career development

Career development and mentoring do not need to suffer due to hybrid working

Alison White of PLACEmaking reflects on how career development might be influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and the move to hybrid working.
cross-organisation working

Public bodies’ digitally assisted transition to cross-organisation working

Kieron Murphy, Chief Customer Officer at Matrix Booking, explores the concept of smart sharing, explaining that public bodies seek a digitally assisted transition towards cross-organisation working
LGBT+ physicists, exclusionary behaviour

One in five LGBT+ physicists experience exclusionary behaviour

LGBT+ physicists face exclusionary behaviours that can lead to a change of field - with 15% of early career scientists identifying as LGBT+, what could this mean for the future?
change management, public sector

Finding success in back-office transformation

Change is inevitable - but the nature of change itself is evolving as organisations work to manage the impact of multiple accelerating and unforeseen events.
workplace discrimination, religious groups

50% of Jewish people report workplace discrimination

While Christians say their moral issues result in workplace discrimination, Muslims and Jewish people feel more targeted by Islamophobic and anti-Semitic rhetoric.
hybrid workplace

Is the post pandemic hybrid workplace supporting the ‘levelling-up’ agenda?

Alison White, co-founder workplace designers and change advisers PLACEmaking, discusses the shift in our mentality towards a work-life balance post pandemic 
trust in government, workplace

How do our attitudes to work reflect our trust in government?

It seems that having higher levels of trust in the government leads people to feel more secure in their jobs, producing better standards of work.
the property sector, workforce

Working from home: The impact on the property sector

Stuart Woolgar, CEO of Global Guardians Management, reflects on how the pandemic has affected working patterns along with the impact of working from home on the property sector.
procurement processes

Five things keeping procurement directors up at night

Dave Emsley, head of public sector tail spend services at OT Group, takes a look at how business leaders can develop strategic plans in five key areas to improve procurement processes
ftse women, women's representation

Almost 40% of FTSE 100 board positions held by women

Becoming second worldwide in women’s representation rankings, the UK has climbed up the FTSE 100 index - from only 12.5% of women on boards, to just under 40%.
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Why women could be the answer to supply chain’s future

Sian Hopwood, EVP, Local Business Units at BluJay Solutions, discusses how women could be the answer to the future of supply chains.
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WHO says working from home creates “blurring of boundaries”

A report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says working from home can blur the boundaries, with individuals working longer hours than before.
business social causes

Businesses that use social causes for profit can erode image

A new study finds that businesses which use social values for profit – like the environment or social justice – can erode company status and consumer commitment.

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