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Careers News

4 days ago
Recruiters reveal what they ask when hiring new staff – and the answers they hope to hear Compassion and communication, respect and resilience, accountability and adaptability – a good nurse possesses a daunting set of qualities. If you’re newly qualified, how can you convince employers you ha[...]
EducationHealthCareersCareersHealth and Care
6 days ago
In-work poverty disproportionately concentrated in households in private rented housing as rising living costs biteA record 60% of British people in poverty live in a household where someone is in work, according to researchers, with the risk of falling into financial hardship especially high for fa[...]
PovertyHousingHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
As funding debates are dominated by elder care, there are others whose needs are ignored while the services they depend on are starved of cashThe government appears to have finally accepted the dire state of social care funding with the announcement of a new green paper. Whichever party takes power [...]
PolicyChildrenCareers
1 week ago
Allowing workers to take time off when they need it can help your team to thrive, rather than surviveIn March 2016, I was exhausted and suffering from frequent panic attacks. I’d been in my first job for six months, working as a communications officer for Student Hubs, a charity that supports univ[...]
CharitiesCareersCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Overturning decades of discrimination will not happen overnight but there have been small yet significant improvementsThe NHS would grind to a standstill without the contribution of its black and minority ethnic (BME) staff. A fifth of nurses and midwives and a third of doctors are from BME backgrou[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth an
1 week ago
Being the only girl to do an engineering diploma in my school year group has not stood in the way of my ambition to design aeroplanes or work at Nasa
Each time I tell a friend that I’m studying engineering because I want to design aeroplanes, I get more or less the same reaction, along the line[...]
CareersEducation
1 week ago
Freedom of information requests reveal HMRC guidance until early 2016 specified minimum rates applied only when workers were awake Care providers face bills for up to six years’ back payment of minimum pay rates for sleep-in shifts, even though internal guidance at the wages inspectorate failed to[...]
PolicyCareers
2 weeks ago
Four out of five Royal College of Nursing members back a walkout in protest at below inflation pay risesNurses have voted overwhelmingly to pursue a ballot for UK-wide strike action this summer in protest at below-inflation pay rises.
Nearly four out of five members (78%) of the Royal College of[...]
HealthEducationHealth and Care
2 weeks ago
This government may say NHS spending has increased – but as a paramedic I know that on the frontline things are getting drastically worseI’m the one to restart your heart in the back of an ambulance, and I’m exhausted. I wrote those words for this series back in 2015 about paramedics like me w[...]
Health and CareGo
2 weeks ago
Thinktank says planned pace of increase for rest of decade could price workers out of a job, with young people worst affected• General election 2017 – latest updatesDramatic increases in the minimum wage planned by Labour and the Conservatives after the general election will put the jobs of low [...]
2 weeks ago
Pay restraint is preventing NHS leaders from recruiting and retaining the staff they need to provide safe, high quality careThe general election on 8 June is an important opportunity to restate what is needed to keep the NHS afloat. Its continued success needs investment in services and the capacity[...]
CareersPolicyHealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 weeks ago
Employment tribunal decision will have serious consequences for social care - but local authorities say they can’t afford to pay more An employment appeal tribunal has decided that care workers required to sleep in at a service user’s home are entitled to be paid the national minimum wage (NMW) [...]
Careers
3 weeks ago
I’m a ‘sell-out’ to some - but others say they wish more officers behaved like me during a stop and search. I joined the Met to make a difference from withinBeing a young black police officer in London is harder than people imagine. I was born and raised in London, so I’ve seen the Metropoli[...]
Criminal Ju
3 weeks ago
Mencap loses appeal against ruling that it was wrong to have paid a support worker £29.05 for nine-hour sleep-in shiftThe learning disability charity Mencap has said it could face a financial crisis if it is forced to pay the minimum wage to 5,000 staff while they sleep at the homes of people they [...]
Charities and VolunteerismDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Occupational therapists slash hospital admissions and delayed transfers of care – clinicians and politicians need to recognise and value our workHow to become an occupational therapist
With a general election around the corner, the call has gone out to work out what can be done about an NHS and[...]
CareersPolicyCareersHealth
4 weeks ago
Stress levels are soaring at my fire brigade control room because our systems always crash and are riddled with errors. I worry lives are put at riskI have worked in a fire brigade control room for two decades – and things have changed drastically for the worst in the past two years. Now, every ti[...]
4 weeks ago
Two years ago, Pathway’s inspirational founder died suddenly. We realised how hard it was for us to move on while staying true to his visionHow do you cope when your founder – the heart and soul of your charity – is suddenly and unexpectedly ripped away from you?On 27 April 2015, Alex Bax, the[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
5 weeks ago
Who’ll be first to declare the general election results? In Sunderland, as elsewhere, the race is now on ahead of polling nightWith the unexpected announcement of a snap general election in just six weeks’ time, an extensive election machinery needs to be cranked into action three years earlier [...]
5 weeks ago
More than 90,000 European care workers in the UK are living in limbo, none the wiser about how they will be affected by Brexit. Here are some of their storiesArticle 50 has been triggered, beginning the countdown to the UK’s exit from the European Union. Yet none of the 92,000 EU nationals working[...]
Careers
5 weeks ago
I was saved from an abusive relationship by social services. Now I’m studying to be a social worker and want the public to know all the good they doA national radio station recently celebrated the work of the emergency services – ambulances, police, firefighters – and it was enlightening to li[...]
ChildrenCareersHealth and CareGovernment PolicyCrimin
5 weeks ago
Join us on Nurses’ Day on Friday 12 May, 12.30 to 2pm, to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the profession Going into a career in nursing can be challenging, exhausting and demoralising, yet also rewarding and full of opportunities.But while headlines scream about nursing shortages, [...]
EducationCareersCareersHealthHealth and Care
5 weeks ago
Cuts have left the civil service scrambling, but Theresa May will need an efficient Whitehall machine to get her through Brexit Whitehall goes into purdah pondering two big questions and a teaser, assuming Theresa May wins big on 8 June. The teaser is how long it will be before a successor to cabine[...]
5 weeks ago
Just 16% of autistic adults are in full-time paid employment, despite the vast majority saying they want to work. This beer company aims to help.With its collection of small vessels and hoses, plain tiled floor and bags of malt, the workplace of People Like Us in Skippinge, Denmark, is a typical bre[...]
HealthCareersEducationDisabilities
6 weeks ago
Study warns of impact on social mobility as many professions are now inaccessible without prior internship experienceAccess to Britain’s most competitive professions is now governed by the ability to source and fund unpaid internships, according to one of the country’s top thinktanks.A new repor[...]
Minorities and Immigration
6 weeks ago
As if lone parents didn’t already have enough worries, for the first time jobseeker’s allowance cuts will apply to those with pre-school childrenSix months ago the release of I, Daniel Blake divided not just commentators but politicians too. The film showed a benefits system that sets up too man[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingEducationMinorities and Immigration
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Latest Blog

34 weeks ago
In recent years, student loan forgiveness (SLF) has become an issue of national interest in the United States, especially in the wake of economic recession and unemployment. The potential of SLF as a recruitment tool and job retention mechanism has engendered widespread support for implementing SLF [...]