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New OU report offers employers guidance on governance

Academics from The Open University Business and Law Schools have contributed to a new report highlighting the need for employers to re-examine governance within their organisations.  

20th March 2024

Effects of menopause in the workplace tackled in OU professor’s new book

Jo Brewis, Professor of People and Organisations at The Open University Business School, has released a new book giving insight on the latest knowledge in the field of menopause in the workplace.

5th March 2024
ESG published report

ESG is discussed in board rooms but lack of skills is holding back action, according to new report by The Open University

Report by the OU suggests that there is a lack of skills in the boardroom to tackle environmental, social and governance issues.

7th November 2023

Employers missing out on hidden talent pool as a large skills gap remains

According to this year’s Business Barometer report published by The Open University and the British Chambers of Commerce, three-quarters (73%) of UK organisations are currently experiencing skills shortages, which remain one of the top challenges facing employers.

4th July 2023

Centre for Policing Research and Learning Annual Report 2022

We are pleased to announce the Annual Report 2022 for the Centre for Policing Research and Learning at The Open University.

23rd February 2023

Report uncovers several areas that urgently need addressing in the investigations of rape and other sexual offences

Findings from Operation Soteria Bluestone, a report launched in 2021 as a response to the government End-to-End Rape Review, have revealed several areas that urgently need addressing in the investigations of rape and other sexual offences (RAOSO).

16th December 2022

It’s tough going for UK businesses, finds the OU’s 2022 Business Barometer

According to The Open University’s Business Barometer 2022, published in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce, UK organisations are experiencing the knock-on effect of ongoing skills shortages and recruitment challenges.

4th July 2022

New study on SME decarbonisation for the UK’s Climate Change Committee

The Open University has contributed to a new report, ‘How can policy better support SMEs in the pathway to Net Zero?’, for the UK’s Climate Change Committee (CCC).

1st July 2022

New report: Embracing Flexibility

A new report has been published which looks at how L&D can service new hybrid working and learning models in the public sector.

19th April 2022
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Eco-innovation and green start-ups – an evidence review

Richard Blundel, Professor of Enterprise and Organisation, and Dr Sam Hampton, a colleague from the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, are the co-authors of a new report, ‘Eco-innovation and Green Start-ups: An Evidence Review’.

12th October 2021

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