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.

home working

The virtual workforce: What you need to know about home working

Christian Brady, Partner at IT services provider Netcompany, discusses the considerations for deploying long term remote working and collaboration solutions to the entire workforce.
second wave

Why flexible working is vital for business survival in the event of a second...

William Copley, MD of Armstrong Bell, discusses why flexible working is vital for business survival in the event of a second wave and what business owners need to consider to implement long-term flexible working.
public-sector teams

How to lead public-sector teams through this time of turmoil

Dr Phillip Whiteman, Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Birmingham, believes the need for inspiring public-sector leadership has never been greater.
Presenteeism, Leaveism, Absenteeism

The three ‘isms’ costing your business money

Here, we learn about the importance of recognising Absenteeism, Presenteeism and Leaveism, so that businesses can proactively address them to reduce costs and support their workers.
covid-19 business advantage

Could disruptions such as COVID-19 bring new opportunities for business?

A new study has highlighted how businesses can use disruptive, external changes, such as the COVID-19 pandemic to their advantage.
reopen schools

Supporting employees as the schools reopen

David Price, workplace wellbeing expert and CEO of Health Assured, advises how employers can support their staff as schools begin to reopen.
team retention

Improving team retention with SOAR

Miles Tappin, VP of EMEA at ThreatConnect, explores how SOAR can help to improve team retention in the cybersecurity industry.
diversity and inclusion

Prioritising diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Meena Chander, founder of This Is Us Conference, discusses Gen Z attitudes towards diversity in the workplace and why it will be integral for businesses moving forwards.
digital skills agenda

How can government and businesses better promote the digital skills agenda?

Fred Flack, Head of Talent Academy at CloudStratex, is actively working to turn young job seekers into IT professionals, as well as upskill existing specialists. Here, he explores how government and businesses can better promote the digital skills agenda.
positive change

Recognising the opportunity for positive change after COVID-19

Here, Nicholas Morgan from PLACEmaking discusses how the aftermath of COVID-19 will fundamentally alter perceptions of work, and why businesses should use this as an opportunity for positive change in the workplace.
women's equality

Let’s talk gender diversity in tech this Women’s Equality Day

This Women’s Equality Day, we speak to seven technology professionals on their experiences with gender equality in the workplace and advise organisations on how they can provide an inclusive working environment.
post-lockdown workplace, covid-19

Experts discuss what the post-lockdown workplace will look like

Here, some experts discuss how the "new normal" will look for the post-lockdown workplace.
natural hair discrimination, racism

Natural hair discrimination still limits opportunities for Black women

New research confirms that Black women continue to face natural hair discrimination, making Black women with straightened hair more likely to get hired.
workplace diversity, dinner table conversation

Can workplace diversity change discussions around the dinner table?

Toby Mildon discusses how workplace diversity could influence the way that individuals perceive minority groups, via dinner table conversations.
virtual team

Extinguishing workplace conflict within a virtual team

David Liddle, CEO of The TCM Group, and author of the CIPD/Kogan Page book ‘Managing Conflict: A Practical Guide to Resolution in the Workplace', highlights the signs of conflict in your virtual team and offers some tips about what managers should be doing to avoid conflict arising.
Technology skills

Technology skills and the future of work

Fred Flack, Head of Talent Academy at CloudStratex, discusses how the UK labour force recognises the need for technology skills in future workforces.
COVID data protection

COVID data protection in the UK, Denmark, Italy and Mexico

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, organisations are taking various preventive measures to prevent the spread of the virus. In the second of a series of articles, member firms of Ius Laboris, give a view from Sweden, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Italy and Mexico on the data protection implications for these measures.
data protection implications

Data protection implications of COVID-19 preventive measures

Member firms of Ius Laboris, give a view from Belgium, France and Germany on the data protection implications of the preventive measures in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.
new digital revolution

Flexible working: Ushering in a new digital revolution

In this flexible working focus, Professor Dr Kyriakos Kouveliotis focuses our thoughts on how the global health crisis is impacting the way businesses have shifted their professional activities, ushering in a new digital revolution.
issues of GDPR

Developments and issues of GDPR two years on

Partner, Julian Hayes and Legal Assistant, Guevara Leacock of BCL Solicitors LLP, examine the developments and issues of GDPR two years on, highlighting what still needs to be done.

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