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The importance of reducing our carbon footprint and increasing our renewables workforce

Renewable energy is becoming a priority for governments all around the world in order to reduce our carbon footprint, but the skills shortage is slowing progression down.
Flexible workplaces, employee mental health

Flexible workplaces to improve employee mental health

Nearly 40% of people employed at flexible workplaces claim it has significantly improved in their mental health, Wildgoose survey finds.
risk of data breaches, local authorities

How can local authorities minimise the risk of data breaches?

In this article, Paul Mercina explores how the ongoing risk of data breaches can be navigated and dealt with by local authorities in the UK.
working carers

Enabling working carers

Caroline Day from Wellbeing Dynamics discusses her thoughts on enabling working carers to look after a loved one.
employee unhappiness

Is Smart Working contributing to employee unhappiness?

According to a survey by the Personal Group, there has been a 20% drop in workplace happiness over the past three years. Alison White, at PLACEmaking discusses if Smart Working has contributed to this.
data protection rules, GDPR

The consistent application of data protection rules throughout the EU

Andrea Jelinek, Chair of European Data Protection Board, spoke to Open Access Government about data protection rules throughout the European Union, including the use of personal data during election campaigns.
ILO global treaty, violence against workers

New ILO global treaty to control violence against workers

A new International Labour Organization (ILO) global treaty adopted on 21 June, 2019 will improve protections for workers facing violence and harassment.
american dream of prosperity, business leaders

Where to start in pursuing the ‘American Dream’ of prosperity

The pursuit of the ‘American Dream’ of prosperity and success is an attractive aim for many business leaders: How do they get there?
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How can technology be used to support mental health in the workplace?

59% of UK adults experience stress at work, here Natasha Bougourd from TSG highlights how technology can be used to support mental health.
body image disorders

Are your employees affected by body image disorders?

As body image disorders continue to be on the rise, David Price, CEO of Health Assured offers advice on how to recognise if your employees are affected and how to provide support.
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Executive coaching: The hidden benefit

Ross Thompson at Arden University reveals the hidden benefit of executive coaching – which is the potential to unlock talent and capability via the promotion of candour and personal opinion.
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Apprenticeships: A high-quality route to skilled employment

The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills at the Department for Education details why apprenticeships are a high-quality route to skilled employment.
smart working, employee performance

Smarter working: Improving employees’ performance

Dr Shahnaz Hamid, Programme Leader at Interactive Pro, tells us how smarter working improves employees’ performance.
employee's social media

Can you legally monitor an employee’s social media?

Paul Holcroft, Associate Director at HR consultancy Croner explains whether employers can legally monitor an employee's social media and what they need to be wary of.
redefining success

Redefining success and motivation

Offering flexi-time is not agile working. Individuals need to feel valued – and that demands a fundamentally different approach to employee empowerment and trust, explains Adam Kene, Managing Director at Kene Partners.
workplace benefits

What workplace benefits do our employees expect?

To understand where the UK stands on workplace benefits, Aviva surveyed 2,000 employees and over 500 employers from varying business sizes to get their thoughts on what really matters to them.
Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity, Academic Affairs

Women and minority faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Here, Florida International University (FIU) discusses FUI ADVANCE, a research mission tackling institutional bias against women and minority faculty.
#AirWeShare

British Safety Council welcomes #AirWeShare campaign to tackle pollution

British Safety Council, alarmed by new research, welcomes the #AirWeShare campaign in calling for urgent action on protecting outdoor workers from air pollution.
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UNESCO recommendations to stop gender stereotypes in AI

UNESCO has published a report to investigate gender equality in digital professions and eliminate gender stereotypes in AI applications such as Siri.
NHS drivers, duty of care

Understanding duty of care for NHS drivers

Neil Everatt, CEO at Selenity, discusses the need to understand duty of care for NHS drivers.

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