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The healthcare industry is continuously under fire in the news recently, with extreme staff shortages and poor working conditions hitting the headlines. This is becoming a large problem, especially bearing in mind that the UK’s ageing population is in constant need of high standards of care. The pressure is on…
Two out of five low-paid young parents who ask for flexible work arrangements are "penalised" with fewer hours, worse shifts and even losing their job, a new report says. A survey of 1,000 young mums and dads by the TUC found that more than half of those working in low-paid…
Proposals to help transform standards of care and raise the status of the social care workforce in Wales have been published. They are set out in a consultation, Transforming care in the 21st century, from Social Care Wales, the new national organisation responsible for leading improvement in care. The proposals…
A former soldier who spent 26 years in the British Army has swapped the front line for a first-class degree from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Simon Jones, 46, has graduated with a BA (Hons) in Social Work and has already accepted a position with Lancashire County Council’s Children’s…
A new care home for elderly people is to open this month in Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, creating more than 100 new jobs. The 80-bed Wood Green Healthcare centre, just off the Circular Road, represents an investment of almost £4 million. The facility sits on a four-acre site just north of Belfast.…
Skills for Care have today annnounced that the current apprenticeships frameworks in Health and Social Care and in Care Leadership and Management will be withdrawn on 29 December 2017. The planned closure comes after the approval of the new employer-led apprenticeship standards at Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Level…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) was delighted to have employers, social workers, service users and ambassadors join with them in their recent launch of the Social Work Ambassadors Scheme. Ambassadors are people working in social work roles who volunteer to share their enthusiasm for their career and help…
Graduates across the country are being encouraged to apply to a fast-track programme to become the next generation of child and family social workers. Applications open today for Step Up to Social Work, a 14-month programme that combines real-world experience in a local authority social work team with high-quality university…
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Dress for success

suitTop tips for interview attire

Although some companies have relaxed their dress code for employees, many still expect a professional look in interviews for new recruits. Here we look at why it is still important to companies.

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Resigning with class!

resigning150x100How to resign diplomatically

Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 

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When the workplace is a hell place

unhappyBullying & harassment at work

Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.

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