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Acas experts and guest bloggers share their views, experiences and insights on the world of employment relations, including areas such as conflict management, health and wellbeing, employee engagement and the future of work.

We invite you to comment on the blogs below.

Please note the views expressed in the blogs are those of the individual bloggers and do not necessarily reflect those of the Acas Council.

  • Coronation Street star talks about OCD: Adrian Wakeling

    Monday 10 March 2014

    The Time for Change campaign, Time to Talk, has been working very hard in recent times to get us all to hold a conversation with someone about mental health. This does not have to be the kind of conversation that makes you feel uncomfortable. It can simply mean asking someone how they are feeling.

  • Delayed arrivals: helping young people get the hang of work: David Taylor

    Wednesday 5 March 2014

    The recent figures showing a fall in youth unemployment are great news. But with so much focus on helping young people find jobs, it can be easy to overlook what happens when they arrive in the workplace.

  • Conciliation: art or science - Gill Dix

    Wednesday 19 February 2014

    High impact industrial action, like the recent dispute at London Underground, gets plenty of media coverage, and Acas gets its mention when the parties come to the table. This is especially the case when the dispute is resolved and action called to a halt. But little is known about the conciliation process itself - what it involves, and the part played by Acas.

  • The OECD and SMEs: the great mental health divide - Professor Roy Sainsbury

    Tuesday 18 February 2014

    Things are stirring in the world of health, mental health and work. In the space of only a few days the Coalition government announced its new Health and Work Service offering occupational health assistance to people off sick for four weeks or more, and on Monday (10th February) a major new report from the OECD called Mental Health and Work - United Kingdom, was launched at an event hosted by the Work Foundation in London.

  • Raising skills up the business agenda: Rachel Pinto

    Friday 14 February 2014

    At a time of tightened finances, changes in employment regulations and considerable time pressures - skills development is hardly a priority for many businesses. But equipping staff with the right skills is proven to increase productivity and employee well-being. So what can be done to raise skills development up the business agenda? And how can strong employment relations help?

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