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The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) have announced the launch of their Social Work Ambassador Scheme on Wednesday 22 March 2017. Ambassadors are people working in social work roles who volunteer to share their enthusiasm for their career and help to inspire a new generation to join the workforce.…
Amy Speakman began volunteering at her local Barnardo’s shop as part of her college course, hoping to gain some life skills and valuable work experience. But she made such an impression at the children’s charity shop in Connahs Quay in Flintshire, North Wales, that she was offered a paid job…
Caps on spending on agency staff in the NHS in England have been "largely unsuccessful" in luring temporary staff to work in the health service, a new report has found. In 2015, health officials announced a package of measures to clamp down on agency spending, including caps on the hourly…
The number of workers without guaranteed hours or basic employment rights has soared by more than 660,000 in the past five years, a study reveals. The TUC said its research showed those affected by the jump in so-called insecure work included waiters, care workers and education staff. The rise of…
Students are turning their backs on nursing degrees in the wake of a Government decision to axe NHS bursaries, official figures suggest. Almost 10,000 fewer would-be nurses in England have applied for courses linked to the profession - nearly a quarter less than at the same point last year. Nursing…
Pregnant women and new mothers could be given greater protection from being sacked under Government plans. Business minister Margot James said there would be "zero tolerance" of discrimination against expectant or new mothers in the workplace. The Government will consult on options to make sure there are sufficient protections against…
Women workers have been told to dye their hair blonde, wear revealing outfits and constantly reapply make-up, a study into workplace dress codes has found. The "troubling" experiences suffered by female staff were unearthed by a parliamentary report into the case of a woman sacked for not wearing high heels.…
People considering a career in care can chat to Bluebird Care’s fully-trained workers at a ‘Care Job Fair’ at Guildford Job Centre next week. Learning a variety of key skills, including how to save a life, the old-Woking based care provider is currently creating 25 care assistant jobs as a…
Jobseekers are spending hundreds of pounds a year on interviews, including buying new clothes and having a haircut, a new study shows. Totaljobs said on average people spent almost £150 on every interview, including a new outfit, make-up, transport and help with writing a CV. The jobs website said its…
Urgent action is needed to give pregnant women and new mothers more protection at work, after research revealed a "shocking" increase in discrimination over the past 10 years, a parliamentary report has said. MPs on the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee called for a German-style system which would…
If you live in the Fife area we have news of an event which will showcase career opportunities across social care and support organisations in the region. Taking place at Dunfermline City Chambers on 15 September 2016, this free event aims to encourage more people to consider working in the…
Scotland’s first Graduate Medical Programme, designed to meet the current and future needs of the country’s NHS, will be delivered by the University of St Andrews together with the universities of Dundee and the Highlands and Islands, it has been announced today (14 June). The Scottish Graduate Entry Medical Programme…
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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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