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How can today’s higher education leaders more effectively utilise data analytics?

Data analytics could transform student experiences, but higher education institutions need to gather and efficiently measure information.
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What is “quiet quitting” and how is burnout affecting the UK?

Work-based stress and burnout have led to a rise in quiet quitting - a notion where people limit their work to strictly working hours.
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Will the Labour Party win the next general election?

The Labour Party has achieved its largest poll lead in over two decades over the Conservatives; is this enough to win the next general election? 
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Social value is not a tick box exercise – three principles for making a...

Companies are now required to demonstrate social value as part of a procurement process, particularly when bidding for public sector tenders.
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Can Britain truly undergo an effective digital transformation?

What does effective digital transformation look like? The UK needs to grow its digital economy to suit all of the job opportunities predicted to rise in the next few years – but a world-leading skills framework is needed.
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How companies can support employees amidst political unrest

Worldwide and national crises and political unrest can threaten any organisation, no matter how healthy it is, here's how to deal with it in your company.
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Nikolina Angelkova discusses the uncapped tourism potential in Bulgaria

Nikolina Angelkova, former Tourism Minister for Bulgaria, speaks with Open Access Government about Bulgaria and Southeastern Europe's uncapped tourism potential.
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Will there be a general strike?

With inflation soaring and wages stagnating, trade unions are threatening mass industrial action in the form of a general strike.
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4 ways employers can improve support for mental and physical health

Two-thirds of employees feel uncomfortable raising mental and physical health issues with employers – here’s how employers can improve their support.
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A lack of green STEM jobs could lead to a net zero skill shortage

The UK could experience a net zero skills shortage due to the lack of understanding and of education of skills required in green STEM jobs.
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The Great Resignation: Staff not receiving pay rise in line with inflation

Only 8% of businesses are giving staff a pay rise in line with inflation and as a result, staff are leaving.
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The 4.5% NHS pay rise works out at a loss for workers

More than one million staff are to receive the NHS pay rise of at least £1,400 – with the lowest earners getting up to 9.3% in England.
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Low-carbon aerospace technology backed by £273 million government innovation fund

The UK government has backed an innovation fund for low-carbon aerospace technology to help job opportunities for the global green flight revolution.
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High temperatures and rail strikes: What you need to know for UK travel

Rail services advise people only use trains if essential, as UK travel has been unadvised due to high temperatures and upcoming rail strikes.
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How to make your organisation more LGBTQIA+ inclusive?

From training to representation, efforts to make organisations and workplaces more LGBTQIA+ inclusive are needed everywhere.
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One in five workers have the intention to quit their jobs

Over 6.5 million people in the UK are expected to leave their job in the next year, indicating that those with the poorest job quality are the most likely to have an intention to quit.
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Why is it so difficult to book a driving test?

Investigation reveals that driving tests are being bulk booked and resold for profit with learners paying more than £200 for a test.
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56% of Black people in tech felt unable to negotiate salary

Data from Colourintech and Meta shows that 56% of Black people in tech feel unable to negotiate a fair salary - while 75% of white respondents feel empowered in doing so.
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Asset transfer programmes could pull people out of the poverty trap

When rural poor people get a one-time capital boost, it helps them accumulate assets and find better occupations - pulling them from the poverty trap.
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Lack of diversity brings ‘colourism’ and ‘tokenism’ to retail websites

Lighter-skinned models are more frequently used to represent diversity on most retail websites – if there are darker-skinned models, they’re ‘tokens’ of diverse marketing.

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