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.

future of flexible working

Will flexible working be a new reality come September?

Han Son Lee, Founder of Daddilife, discusses how parents need to prepare themselves now for what might be the future of flexible working for the foreseeable future.
future of remote working

What can we expect for the future of remote working ahead of 1st August?

Pete Braithwaite, COO at Kit Online, explains what we can expect for the future of remote working ahead of the 1st August when employers will legally be allowed to ask staff to come back into the office.
working overseas

The implications of ‘working from home’ overseas

Member firms of Ius Laboris, examine the various issues, such as tax, social security, immigration and the employment implications employers should consider before agreeing to an employee’s request to work from home when ‘home’ is not in the UK.
remote learning

Why remote learning can power your business

Sean Farrington, SVP EMEA, Pluralsight, discusses why remote learning can power businesses today and in the future.
business practices

How can your business adapt to a post-COVID world?

John Murphy, Senior Vice President, Products, EDB reflects on the impact of COVID-19, including the shift in business practices and the renewed attention to what is really important.
talking about race, diversity

Get comfortable with the uncomfortable: Talking about race can be difficult

Toby Mildon explains how talking about race can be difficult but overwhelmingly necessary in the era of #BlackLivesMatter and ongoing police brutality.
return to work

Employment law: What do employers need to know before employees return to work?

Karen Holden, Founder of A City Law Firm, discusses the employment law issues facing employers and what policies should be put in place to protect employee welfare before they return to work.
return to work strategy

What constitutes a safe and effective return to work strategy?

Dr Mark Ali, cardiothoracic surgeon and founder of the Private Harley Street Clinic, discusses what constitutes a safe and effective return to work strategy.
operational resilience

Reimagining operational resilience in the aftermath of COVID-19

John Beattie, Principal Consultant at Sungard Availability Services, explores how organisations can evolve business continuity plans to adapt for the ‘new normal’ within the workplace.
accountability

Accountability in the workplace during COVID-19

Philip Turvey, Executive Director of Anglia Research, discusses why trusting your employees has never been more important, and how establishing a culture of accountability is the key to success in a time of crisis.
commute to work

Does an employer’s duty of care extend to commuting to work?

Lucy Lewis and Shalina Crossley of Lewis Silkin, provide guidance to employers on how far their duty of care covers risks to employees during their commute to work.
against racism

Europe against racism: Employers’ response to racial unrest

Member firms of Ius Laboris, advise on actions employers in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Greece, France, Italy and Spain should take against racism in the workplace.
racism in the workplace

Racism in the workplace: A view from the United States

In the first of two articles, the US member firm of Ius Laboris, provides suggestions on actions employers in the United States should reinforce against racism and discrimination in the workplace.
workplace safety standards

5 simple ways to meet new workplace safety standards

Lee Hatwell, director of Munday + Cramer, addresses some of the most frequently asked questions regarding what simple measures can be taken to meet new Government safety standards and ease employee anxieties towards returning to work.
coaching industry

The growth and impact of the coaching industry

Here, Tracy Sinclair, Corporate Executive and Board Level Coach and Past Chair and current Director at Large of the International Coaching Federation Global Board, charts the growth and impact of the coaching industry.
employee wellbeing

Employee wellbeing: Businesses must be proactive and not reactive

Here, Trickle Data Insights Limited offers solutions of how to support and boost your workers wellbeing and help your business thrive during a pandemic.
academic recruitment

Strategic academic recruitment research: A proactive recruitment model

Dr Jouni Kekäle, Human Resources Director from the University of Eastern Finland, walks us through strategic academic recruitment research, including the proactive recruitment model.
way of working

Changing workplace landscape: How the COVID-19 pandemic has altered our way of working

Here, PLACEmaking assess what the post-pandemic workplace will look like, as organisations have been forced to become much more adaptable.
inclusive organisation, corporate

How can you build a genuinely inclusive organisation?

Stephen Frost, Founder of Frost Included, discusses the ways to build an inclusive organisation that centres the experiences of minorities.
Robotic Process Automation, RPA

Robotic Process Automation can help the public sector battle COVID-19

Teemu Vieruaho, Head of Intelligent Automation, Digital Workforce, discusses how Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can help fight the public sector’s battle against COVID-19.

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