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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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, Soffos.ai, 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.
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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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How digital transformation is improving employee wellbeing and retention in retail

Sebastien Sepierre, MD EMEA at Fourth, says that retailers must turn to digital workforce management solutions if they wish to retain and attract staff.
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Bringing back women to the workforce

Patrice Williams, HR Manager for Vuram, discusses how to tackle the tech gender gap and elevate women in the workforce.
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Ignore employee engagement at your peril

Neil Debenham, renowned business trouble-shooter, consultant and private equity specialist, explores why businesses should ignore employee engagement only at their peril.
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Is there LGBTQ+ discrimination in STEM academia?

Do LGBTQ+ academics still feel pressured to hide their identity in STEM academia, even in 2021?
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Ada Lovelace Day: Tech’s most influential women share their views

In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day 2021, the top women in the tech industry talk about what the day means to them and for the wider tech world.
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Why employee wellbeing must remain a priority as we enter hybrid working

Erin Eatough, Behavioral Science Manager, BetterUp, explores why hybrid working has elevated the importance of employee wellbeing .
Hybrid Burnout

Supporting employees returning to the hybrid workplace

Brendan Street, Head of Charity, Nuffield Health, ponders the latest workplace epidemic Hybrid Burnout and how to help staff manage the psychological stress of balancing home and office working.
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The long-term lens on employee development and wellbeing in the workplace

Here, Mark Creighton, CEO of Avado, speaks on the urgent need to overhaul our skills system and focus on the youth of tomorrow, ensuring they have the capabilities needed to thrive as we enter a new phase of hybrid working.
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What does a scientist look like?

The National Institutes of Health’s Diversity Program Consortium is building one of the most diverse health databases in history.
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Safety in the workplace in 2021

Matthew Bedford, Managing Director at medical technology solutions specialist, explores the subject of safety in the workplace in 2021.
IT Pro Day 2021

IT Pro Day 2021: Adapting to an evolving landscape

In light of IT Pro Day 2021, industry experts comment on what it means to be an IT professional, the hurdles they face and overcome, and how all businesses can give these employees the recognition they deserve.
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Database management services to support your organisation

Marion Shanly reveals how WellData supported The University of Exeter in the management of their databases.
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National Coding Week 2021 – Tech experts tackle the main issues  

Eight experts working across technology companies in software development, AI, public sector IT, data analytics and cybersecurity give their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities around National Coding Week.
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Low code helps close the skills gap in the UK

Dan Blake, Managing Director EMEA, Claris, explores how the UK can close its growing skills gap with low code.
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Policy agenda around social inequalities across the life-course

Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Assistant professor, Scientific programme co-ordinator at the University of Turku, discusses the development of social inequalities across labour market careers.

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