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With half of social workers intending to leave their jobs soon, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and Social Workers Union (SWU) have launched a new campaign to improve professional working conditions.The recent UK Social Workers: Working Conditions and Wellbeing study paints an extremely worrying picture of ‘spun out’…
Firms are failing to tackle the "always on" culture in the workplace despite the impact of modern communications on their staff, new research reveals. A study showed that workers felt under pressure to make themselves available in the evening and weekends by mobile phone or email and to respond quickly…
The healthcare industry is continuously under fire in the news recently, with extreme staff shortages and poor working conditions hitting the headlines. This is becoming a large problem, especially bearing in mind that the UK’s ageing population is in constant need of high standards of care. The pressure is on…
Oxfam has come top of a list of the best not-for-profit employers, as rated by its staff. The charity scored consistently highly in categories including work-life balance, job security, pay and culture. Charities and the armed forces dominated the top 20 organisations listed by jobs site Indeed. Citizens Advice was…
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…
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…
We all love the idea of having a fulfilling career in theory, yet not enough of us pursue what they really want to do. Despite this, it is actually possible to find a fulfilling career, if we’d only try. Like many things, there is no magic wand that will make…
Firms are being urged to do more to support workers with mental health issues after new research revealed that an increasing number of employees are suffering. A survey of 2,000 workers showed that almost a third said they had experienced a mental health problem, compared with one in four during…
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