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.

recruitment process

Has COVID-19 changed the recruitment process forever?

Amy Robinson, senior brand development manager at Esendex, believes that the recruitment process could be changed forever, as it becomes more digitised. Here she looks at what businesses can do to adjust.
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Are women gradually moving up the managerial chain?

The boardroom is historically a male playground - but are women now moving up the managerial chain?
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Amazon continues to ignore worker’s rights for Black Friday

Amnesty International released an investigative report into the company's treatment of workers in the US, France, Poland and the UK - finding violations of worker's rights for Black Friday and beyond.

How 2020 changed the hiring process forever

Here, James Lloyd-Townshend, Chairman and CEO of Tenth Revolution Group, explores how talent management strategies have evolved due to COVID.
Workplace bias

Workplace bias is still experienced by 86%, but how can we stop it?

360 Resourcing conducted a survey on workplace bias and found that it is still experienced by 86% of employees. Here they explore what society is missing when it comes to creating an unbiased working environment.
the world of work

How a global pandemic catalyzed a long overdue transformation in the world of work

Morten Petersen, CEO and Co-Founder, Worksome, discusses how COVID-19 has transformed the world of work and enabled employers to find the best talent wherever its location may be.
Deaf Awareness Training

Deaf Awareness Training can create a more inclusive workplace

Clare Vale, managing director of Sign Solutions, explores how Deaf Awareness Training can help employers improve inclusivity for Deaf workers in the workplace.
remote hiring

The future of recruitment and remote hiring

Catalina Schveninger, Chief People Officer at FutureLearn, shares their expert advice on how employers can make the most of remote hiring.
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How to help employees stay organised and productive while working at home

Michele Don Durbin, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Evernote, explains how employees can stay productive and get the best out of themselves when working at home.
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Research explores the vicious cycle of work stress and burnout

Researchers found that work stress and burnout can result in an increasingly desperate cycle, especially with a global pandemic increasing economic pressures.
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How Connected Workspaces make permanent remote working possible

William Copley, Founder and Managing Director, Armstrong Bell comments on how Connected Workspaces make permanent remote working possible.
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Diversity, inclusion and flexible working is the new normal

Tushar Agarwal, Co-founder and CEO of HubbleHQ, discusses how flexible working has neutralised decades of work limitations that are often tangled up with race and socioeconomic status.
recruitment during COVID-19, GISMA

Recruitment during COVID-19: Managing your resources

Dr Gabriela Whitehead, Head of Digital Transformation and Process Management at GISMA Business School turns the spotlight on recruitment during COVID-19, including comment on managing resources.
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Using behavioural strategies to get the best out of remote teams

Rosie Evans, Behavioural Scientist at CoachHub, discusses the cognitive changes caused by working from home and shares her behavioural strategies for making sure that both remote and on-site teams are able to collaborate, engage, and work as well as they do in person.
minimum wage protection

European Commission proposes adequate minimum wage protection for workers

The European Commission has proposed an EU Directive to ensure that the workers across all Member States are protected by adequate minimum wages.
flexible workspace

Are flexible workspaces the answer to Britain’s ailing high street?

Richard Morris, director at technologywithin, explores whether flexible workspaces could be the solution for ailing retailers.
become happier

How to become happier and more productive while working from home

Roger James Hamilton, CEO, Genius Group, shares his top 5 tips to help you become happier, healthier and more productive while working from home
set up as a freelancer

How to successfully set up as a freelancer

Dave Chaplin, CEO and founder of ContractorCalculator, and author of The Contractors’ Handbook – Third Edition, shares his advice on how to set up as a freelancer as more people opt to work for themselves during the current economic climate.

How to recruit during a pandemic

Ben Harper, CEO & Founder of meethugo, walks us through how to recruit the right talent during the pandemic.
evolution of working

The evolution of working from home

Ashmita Das, CEO of Kolabtree, shares her thoughts on the evolution of working from home and how the trend will build a more flexible future.

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