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Sometimes the biggest enemy of the social worker or professional caregiver appears to be time. There are simply not enough hours in the day to complete all the home visits, needs assessments and care plans to the standard that you’d like to. However, by reviewing your time management practices and…
New guidance that clearly sets out the unique and specialist role of social work is being launched today by The College of Social Work on World Social Work Day. The Advice Note ‘Roles and Functions of Social Workers in England’, produced in consultation with social workers, employers and other professionals…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council project ‘Recruiting a World Class Workforce’ will be launched during March 2014. This project is a partnership between sector employers and education providers which has been led by NISCC, as the Sector Skills Council for the Social Work, Social Care and Children’s Services Workforce…
Even if we think we’re charming, there are times when we know we could have done better. If we are being told we’re not charming, these tips may well be helpful. 1. Be Present One thing that’s rude – and we don’t always realise how rude – is when we’re…

Dress for success

suitTop tips for interview attire

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.


Resigning with class!

resigning150x100How to resign diplomatically

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. 


When the workplace is a hell place

unhappyBullying & harassment at work

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.