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A fifth of cancer patients are facing discrimination when they return to work after treatment, a poll suggests.Macmillan Cancer Support said that many bosses have "misconceptions" about employees with a cancer diagnosis.The charity said in the last two years its helpline has seen unprecedented demand for help over workplace discrimination.It…
Stress-led absences in the NHS have risen by just under a fifth, new analysis shows.The number of staff absent due to stress, depression and anxiety has risen 17.6% between 2015/16 and 2017/18, according to statistics obtained by Labour through Freedom of Information.The equivalent of more than one million working days…
The NHS is struggling to fill shifts around the clock as it deals with a new generation of workers who want flexible working, it has been claimed. Young people joining the health service have high expectations of their employer and want more say over when they work, a trust chief…
Over three times as many care professionals believe that enjoying their jobs (87.9%) is a better measure of career success, than having a high salary (24.2%). Despite this, almost over one in five (21%) believe that their career success is defined by how others see their achievements. That’s according to…
Firms are being urged to pay closer attention to the wellbeing of their employees after a study found that almost a third of businesses have seen an increase in the number of workers taking time off for mental health reasons. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said its research also…
A staggering 76.5% of professionals in the care sector confess to replying to work-related emails, or making work-related calls in their free time. What’s more, over one in three (38.5%) admit that they check their phone for work purposes immediately before they go to sleep, and as soon as they…
Only one in four workers believe they are productive all the time, with many distracted by meetings, dealing with emails or taking tea breaks, a study suggests. A survey of 1,000 workers by totaljobs found that one in three believed that shortening the working day would improve productivity. The jobs…
January saw application rates soar by a staggering 74.8% across the care sector, suggesting that many job hunters are on the lookout for their next opportunity. With this in mind, CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, sought to reveal what professionals value most in a job, with a good…
Almost four-fifths of British workers expect to become poorer over the coming year, as wages fail to keep pace with inflation, according to a new report. Released on the same day as labour market statistics expected to show continuing high levels of employment, the report by left-leaning think tank Class…
Balancing a healthy lifestyle and work can be hard for professionals. After a long day at work, it’s understandable that a trip to the gym may be the last thought on your mind. In fact, half of care professionals admit that they struggle to fit in exercise around their work.…
If you work in social care, chances are high that you once chose your profession out of a genuine desire to help other people. It’s an advantage you have over other jobs, where it can be more difficult to find meaning. Yet even if you work in a career you…
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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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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