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Labour's flagship jobs guarantee would be in place throughout the next Parliament, paid for by a bank bonus tax and a squeeze on high-earners' pension pots, the party said. The pledge to include a five-year help package for the long-term unemployed in the 2015 general election manifesto comes less than…
A new report from Skills for Care in partnership with the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) reveals a 7% decrease in the number of adult social services jobs in councils in England. The Personal Social Services: Staff of Social Services Departments, England report uses National Minimum Date Set…
Care home provider, Executive Care, has strengthened its management team and is recruiting heavily as the group undertakes a major corporate review. The 27-home group, based in the North East, recently announced two senior appointments including new executive chairman Simon Harrison. Harrison is a qualified nurse and has extensive knowledge…
A Doncaster-based nursing and home care company is looking to create up to 100 new jobs in the town as demand for its services continues to grow. Prestige Nursing + Care is seeking to recruit care staff to provide home-based personal care and support services to the elderly and people…
Around 1,200 jobs and training placements are to be created thanks to £4 million of government funding. First Minister Alex Salmond will make the announcement when he opens the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) conference in Glasgow today. The funding will go towards the Community Jobs Scotland programme which…
Special recruitment days will be held this week and next week in Aberdeen in a bid boost the city's care sector workforce. Bon Accord Care Ltd [BAC] will host two `jobs fare' days at Aberdeen Arts Centre on Thursday 20 February, 9am–4pm, and Thursday 27 February, 9am–12noon, as part of…
At least 200 social work posts in Ireland are vacant despite significant increases in the number of reports of children at risk of abuse or neglect, new figures from the Child and Family Agency show. Staffing is at 93 per cent of recommended levels – or 84 per cent if…
A total of 89 experienced social workers are being sought to take over from agency staff in Northamptonshire’s children’s department. The department employed large numbers of agency staff to help meet high caseloads but cost-cutting measures mean the council is looking to employ its own staff. With permanent staff cost…
New investment by the government in Scotland could create as many as 2,000 full or part time childcare jobs, according to a Member of the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish government is to pump an investment of £3.5 million into measures designed to allow more women in Scotland to return to…
A recruitment campaign is underway to find two new members of the Care Council for Wales to bring the experiences and viewpoints of people who use social care services in Wales. The Welsh Government wants to make sure every one has an equal chance and encourages applications from all groups…
About 150 community care jobs could be cut if Coventry City Council plans to save £5m are agreed next year. It is expected 100 of the job losses would be from care workers who provide support for elderly people. The service, currently run by the Labour-led authority, would instead be…
Hiring intentions across the public sector have ‘flatlined’, with job losses remaining highest in local government, according to a survey. Charting responses from 2,100 UK employers, the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey claimed hiring intentions in the public sector remain at 0% for the first three months of 2014. This latest…
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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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