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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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 
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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Has COVID-19 caused gender disparities in health research?

A study has found that COVID work-from-home orders caused women physicians to publish fewer studies than men.
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Is this the end of the ‘Goofy’ headquarters offices?

Alison White of PLACEmaking considers whether the 2000’s Big Tech influenced ‘Goofy’ headquarters offices have a place in the future.
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Researchers investigate impact of gender diversity on company boards

Researchers find that women pursuing more managerial positions on company boards will lead to lower risk-taking and better outcomes for businesses, when discussing merit and goodwill.
Preventing burnout

Preventing burnout: Supporting mental health in the workplace

Nicola Hemmings, Workplace Scientist at Koa Health, and Dr Claire Vowell, Counselling Psychologist, discuss the growing problem of burnout
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Fashion industry must prioritise its inclusion crisis over sustainability

Joanna Pritchard, CEO, The Valuable 500, discusses why the fashion industry will never be able to address its sustainability crisis without addressing its inclusion crisis.
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Tackling bullying through staff wellbeing programmes

Programmes aimed at improving employee’s mental health and wellbeing have been shown to improve social relationships and reduce workplace bullying.
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LGBT Business Champion promotes inclusivity at work

The Government’s LGBT Business Champion, Iain Anderson discusses LGBT inclusion in the workplace, hosting businesses and charities at event in Manchester.
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Long Covid and the implications for employers

Paula Cole, partner at UK law firm TLT, advises what employers need to consider from an employment law perspective when it comes to Long Covid.
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Working from home: The legal framework

Pierre Bérastégui, Researcher at the European Trade Union Institute illustrates why urgent action is required to strengthen legal framework of remote work
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Soft skills are more important than ever in the hybrid workplace

Nikolas Kairinos, CEO,, believes that soft skills are crucial for remote and flexible roles, and offers advice on how to move up the career ladder into positions that better utilise individuals’ abilities.
long Covid in the workplace

How businesses can cope with the effects of Long Covid in the workplace

Gill Nye, Executive Head of HR at Cantium Business Solutions, explores the effect long covid will have on the workplace, with a particular focus on occupational health provision.
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Microsoft Teams saves NHS staff 2.9 million work hours

A study has shown that thousands of work hours have been freed up for NHS staff since Microsoft Teams has been implemented.

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