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We all know that sinking feeling when we realise we’re going to be working closely with someone we just don’t get on with. We spend so much time at work that it can be a real downer to have to spend the majority of that time with someone we can’t…
Anyone interested in pursuing a career in Adult Nursing is invited to attend an open evening at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen later this week. The School of Nursing and Midwifery’s event will be held on Thursday, June 11 in the university’s Faculty of Health and Social Care building…
Email addiction is a growing problem and needs to be tackled to improve the health of the nation, claims one of the UK’s top email experts. Professor Tom Jackson from Loughborough University has done extensive research on the impact of work email on health and mental wellbeing. His findings show…
Keele University and the University Hospitals of North Midlands are running a series of one-day Summer Schools for young learners interested in a career in healthcare. The programme is designed to provide year 10, 11 and 12 students, who are interested in becoming tomorrow's healthcare professionals and give an opportunity…
A new survey from social care recruiter Randstad Care has established social care professionals are cumulatively missing out on £10bn a year in the unpaid time it takes to get to work. As workers are forced further out into the suburbs, and commutes grow longer, the 2 million people who…
We often hear stories of how things go wrong when you try and do something commercial with friends – sell them a car, buy a house off of them…extremes perhaps, but not unusual. The traditional advice is not to do that sort of thing with your mates because it can…
We all know to find out as much as we can about the role and organisation before we go for a job interview. If we’re fortunate enough to actually know who’ll be interviewing us, it’s a good idea to also do some research on this person. Follow our advice on…
A hybrid of non-vocational skills are now just as important as qualifications, experience and job-specific attributes, according to new research from social care recruitment agency Randstad Care. How employees interact with one another and their clients and factors such as an individuals’ time management abilities, leadership attributes and capacity to…
A Prince’s Trust initiative called ‘Get into Health & Social Care’ has proved a hit with young people across Northern Ireland this month. The programme is aimed at young people aged 16 to 25 who are unemployed but want to work in the care sector. On 6 March, the charity…
Ever wondered what prospective employers value when looking at a LinkedIn profile? According to new research it's not a person's number of connections, recommendations or their clever contributions to groups, but the description which really matters. The independent study was conducted among 100 HR heads of some of the UK's…
The better you know your team, the better your team will be for you. This stands whether you’re the team leader or a team member. So how can you ensure you know your team well enough to help it succeed – and to allow it to help you succeed too?…
A job search is stressful in itself. The combination of stepping out into something new with the uncertainty of landing a position is emotionally draining. It can take a long time to get a job offer. In the meantime you have to afford housing, food and everyday bills. While you…

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