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Firms are failing to tackle the "always on" culture in the workplace despite the impact of modern communications on their staff, new research reveals. A study showed that workers felt under pressure to make themselves available in the evening and weekends by mobile phone or email and to respond quickly…
Leaders of more than a million health workers have submitted an above inflation pay claim directly to the Government, ramping up pressure for an end to years of wage austerity. Fourteen health unions including Unison, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy,…
Hospital nurses are having to take on catering duties because of "extreme" staffing issues. The move at Portree Hospital on Skye has been branded "completely inappropriate" and raised fears over patient safety. NHS Highland asked the nurses to do the work of kitchen staff as they had been moved to…
The seven-year public sector pay cap is to be scrapped from next year, with ministers given "flexibility" to breach the long-standing limit of 1% on rises. The announcement came as Downing Street unveiled a 1.7% hike for prison officers and improvements totalling 2% in police pay for 2017/18. The end…
The average social worker is 46 years old, white and female. More than a third have some Welsh language ability. The majority work for a local authority with a social work case load and have been in post for less than five years – this according to a new report…
Nurseries and other childcare providers will "likely" recruit new staff from other parts of the care sector as the industry expands in a bid to meet a flagship Scottish Government target, a new report has warned. Ministers are committed to increasing the number of hours of free childcare eligible youngsters…
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…
Plans to sell off a major NHS staffing agency have been abandoned by the Government. Health Minister Philip Dunne said that NHS Professionals (NHSP) will remain in public ownership as offers to buy a bulk share were considered to have undervalued it. The Government announced in 2016 that it intended…
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Dress for success

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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!

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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

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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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