Career Advice http://www.careappointments.co.uk Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:06:23 +0000 en-gb New guidance to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42958-new-guidance-to-tackle-pregnancy-and-maternity-discrimination-at-work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42958-new-guidance-to-tackle-pregnancy-and-maternity-discrimination-at-work New guidance to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work
New guidance has been issued to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work after a huge increase in calls for advice. The conciliation service Acas said it received more than 14,000 calls last year on the subjects, a 10% rise on the previous year. Firms are being urged to make…
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Career Advice Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:01:19 +0000
How to prevent employee burn out in the care sector http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42916-how-to-prevent-employee-burn-out-in-the-care-sector http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42916-how-to-prevent-employee-burn-out-in-the-care-sector How to prevent employee burn out in the care sector
The demanding nature of care work is a hot topic. Many professionals within this industry have difficult day-to-day roles, and it’s hard not to get emotionally invested in patients that you spend hours with every day. However, while it is part of the job, it can be both emotionally draining…
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Career Advice Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:25:13 +0000
Poor job descriptions sees third of graduates leave role within year of starting http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42851-poor-job-descriptions-sees-third-of-graduates-leave-role-within-year-of-starting http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42851-poor-job-descriptions-sees-third-of-graduates-leave-role-within-year-of-starting Poor job descriptions sees third of graduates leave role within year of starting
One in three graduates left their job within a year of starting, mainly complaining the role did not match what they were offered, a new study shows. Research by graduate careers site Magnet.me found that fewer young people are attending careers fairs as a way of finding out about jobs.…
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Career Advice Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:28:22 +0000
Over 50s 'likelier to struggle in search for work if they quit or are laid off' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42850-over-50s-likelier-to-struggle-in-search-for-work-if-they-quit-or-are-laid-off http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42850-over-50s-likelier-to-struggle-in-search-for-work-if-they-quit-or-are-laid-off Over 50s 'likelier to struggle in search for work if they quit or are laid off'
Older people are being caught in an unemployment trap, more likely to be out of work and struggling to find another job if they are laid off or leave, according to a new study. Almost a third of people aged 50 to 64 are not in work, many recorded as…
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Career Advice Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:03:04 +0000
Quarter-life crisis hitting most young professionals due to career concerns http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42848-quarter-life-crisis-hitting-most-young-professionals-due-to-career-concerns http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42848-quarter-life-crisis-hitting-most-young-professionals-due-to-career-concerns Quarter-life crisis hitting most young professionals due to career concerns
Most young professional workers are facing a "quarter-life crisis" because of concerns over their career and whether they will be able to afford to buy a house, a new survey shows. A study by LinkedIn found that a third of professionals in their 20s and 30s feel they have wasted…
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Career Advice Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:23:09 +0000
How to build a strong mind & learn to look after yourself http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42809-how-to-build-a-strong-mind-learn-to-look-after-yourself http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42809-how-to-build-a-strong-mind-learn-to-look-after-yourself How to build a strong mind & learn to look after yourself
If you spend your working life taking care of others - human behaviour expert Phillip Adcock (pictured) says its all too easy to forget to look after yourself. Being there for other people and helping them manage their way through life’s ups and down can leave an emotional toll. We…
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Career Advice Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:21:41 +0000
Almost half of workers would relocate for better work-life balance, poll shows http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42759-almost-half-of-workers-would-relocate-for-better-work-life-balance-poll-shows http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42759-almost-half-of-workers-would-relocate-for-better-work-life-balance-poll-shows Almost half of workers would relocate for better work-life balance, poll shows
Almost half of workers would relocate if their employer could offer a better work-life balance, a study shows. A survey of 2,000 employees by finance giant Nationwide found that people in London were most likely to escape city life. The prime age for considering moving to another area for work…
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Career Advice Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:21:54 +0000
Sleep deprivation and stress impacting on care workers' performance at work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42663-sleep-deprivation-and-stress-impacting-on-care-workers-performance-at-work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42663-sleep-deprivation-and-stress-impacting-on-care-workers-performance-at-work Sleep deprivation and stress impacting on care workers' performance at work
Over two thirds (68.8%) of workers in the care industry admit that having a bad night’s sleep negatively impacts their working day, with 22.9% claiming that they feel exhausted on a daily basis. That’s according to the latest research from leading independent job board, CV-Library . The study explored the…
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Career Advice Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:43:41 +0100
One in four workers 'would have to be in hospital before taking a day off sick' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42601-one-in-four-workers-would-have-to-be-in-hospital-before-taking-a-day-off-sick http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42601-one-in-four-workers-would-have-to-be-in-hospital-before-taking-a-day-off-sick One in four workers 'would have to be in hospital before taking a day off sick'
One in four workers would have to be in hospital before they took a day off sick, revealing a "worrying" attitude to taking time off, a new study reveals. A survey of 1,000 employees by insurance group Canada Life found that nine out of 10 had gone to work while…
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Career Advice Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:52:44 +0100
Overtime Outrage: Care workers are putting in more than 13 extra days of work a year http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42559-overtime-outrage-care-workers-are-putting-in-more-than-13-extra-days-of-work-a-year http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42559-overtime-outrage-care-workers-are-putting-in-more-than-13-extra-days-of-work-a-year Overtime Outrage: Care workers are putting in more than 13 extra days of work a year
A good work-life balance is important and it’s something we often talk about. In today’s ‘always on’ culture it can feel like the lines between work and personal life are often blurred, with smartphones and other technologies allowing us to be switched on 24/7. With the UK’s workforce becoming increasingly…
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Career Advice Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:43:53 +0100
Workers feel pressure to be available out of hours on mobiles or email http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42475-workers-feel-pressure-to-be-available-out-of-hours-on-mobiles-or-email http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42475-workers-feel-pressure-to-be-available-out-of-hours-on-mobiles-or-email Workers feel pressure to be available out of hours on mobiles or email
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…
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Career Advice Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:20:02 +0100
Low-paid young parents penalised for flexible work requests, TUC warns http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42371-low-paid-young-parents-penalised-for-flexible-work-requests-tuc-warns http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42371-low-paid-young-parents-penalised-for-flexible-work-requests-tuc-warns Low-paid young parents penalised for flexible work requests, TUC warns
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…
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Career Advice Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:45:45 +0100
Low paid jobseekers warned to be aware of rogue employers and fake work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42169-low-paid-jobseekers-warned-to-be-aware-of-rogue-employers-and-fake-work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42169-low-paid-jobseekers-warned-to-be-aware-of-rogue-employers-and-fake-work Low paid jobseekers warned to be aware of rogue employers and fake work
Low-paid jobseekers are being conned out of hundreds of pounds by being duped into applying for fake work, it has been revealed. The Government urged recruitment firms to do more to tackle the "rapidly growing" problem of job scams, saying victims are losing up to £500 by paying up-front costs.…
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Career Advice Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:07:20 +0100
Relax and be yourself - Authenticity key to landing a new job http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41997-university-college-london http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41997-university-college-london Relax and be yourself - Authenticity key to landing a new job
At job interviews, relax and be yourself – if you’re good, being yourself may be the best way to secure a job offer, according to a new study involving University College London (UCL) researchers. Published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, the study by UCL, Bocconi University, Hong Kong Polytechnic…
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Career Advice Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:57:41 +0100
One in five employers decides on job candidate after one minute, study finds http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41942-one-in-five-employers-decides-on-job-candidate-after-one-minute-study-finds http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41942-one-in-five-employers-decides-on-job-candidate-after-one-minute-study-finds One in five employers decides on job candidate after one minute, study finds
One in five employers makes up their mind on a candidate just one minute after meeting them at a job interview, a study finds. Jobs site totaljobs said its research shows the importance of first impressions. Two out of five of 150 employers surveyed said they make a decision on…
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Career Advice Sun, 18 Jun 2017 10:51:30 +0100