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Flexible learning is key to the public sector talent retention challenge

The Open University’s new report into public sector skills, Embracing Flexibility, published in partnership with Public Sector Executive, highlights a desire for more flexibility and learning and development opportunities in one of the largest recent UK public sector employee surveys.

Contributor: Balvinder Johal, Director Sector Business Development - The Open University | Published: 26 April 2022

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How to get ahead in PR… work the flex

“The implications of being overworked cascade through both careers and personal lives as burnout and stress rise, work output is compromised and relationships are taxed. In short, it’s not good for employees, companies or society”, Leembruggen points out.

Contributor: Sarah Leembruggen | Published: 18 September 2019

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Which sectors are the most stressful?

According to the findings,* 87% of workers in accounting and financial services and the cleaning sectors and domestic services are stressed at least some of the time during a typical week. In addition, 12 percent of cleaning and domestic workers and 7 percent of those in the accounting and financial services sector said they fell stressed all the time.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 21 November 2018

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Public sector pay cap “pushing children into poverty” says GMB

George Osborne extended the pay cap after 2015 despite civil service warning that the policy would ‘have a negative impact on family relationships’. Conservative Ministers approved extending the public sector pay cap beyond 2015 despite a warning the policy would harm family life and force children into poverty.

Contributor: Rehana Azam | Published: 30 October 2018