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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…
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…
For many of us, holidays are a time to think about improving our lives and often one of the areas in which we are most dissatisfied is work. However, simply making a resolution to leave a job, train for a new career or set up a business isn’t enough. If…
Half of workers on zero hours contracts and two in five on temporary contracts wrongly believe they are not entitled to paid holidays, a report reveals. A study by Citizens Advice found some employers were misleading workers about holiday entitlement due to bosses' ignorance, but others were deliberately flouting the…
One in three workers will press their boss for a pay rise and promotion this year, with men more likely to ask, a new study shows. A survey of 700 adults found that women were more likely to be happy to stay in the same job without more pay or…
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…
A new "fast track" programme for nurses is being launched by NHS England. The Nurse First programme will provide financial support for graduates who have degrees in subjects that are not nursing, but that are related. It will enable people wishing to become a nurse to take a fast-track "top…
Employees feel as though they cannot talk about mental health problems in the workplace, a new poll suggests. Three-quarters of people said they would not be likely to seek support from their manager if they were experiencing a mental health problem, according to a poll from the mental health charity…
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