The Importance Of Training Staff In Care Homes

When a person is entering a stage in their life when they are not able to properly look after themselves, they will often seek the services of a care home.

Care homes are used to look after elderly residents and provide them with the care and attention that they need. Being able to provide them with a level of comfort and safety is important for ensuring the success of any care home, but it is a lot harder than it looks.

Taking responsibility for looking after other human beings can be a daunting task for anyone, especially somebody that doesn’t know what they are doing. In an industry that focuses on caring for people, you need to make sure that the hands responsible are good hands.

With that being said, we’ve decided to look at exactly how important the training of employees is in the care home industry.

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Avoiding Office Back Pain & Other Workplace Injuries

According to research, over 137 million working days were lost to sickness and injury in 2016. A great deal of those lost days was the direct result of an injury sustained at work, ranging from a migraine to a broken leg.

Without realising, we are subjecting ourselves to potential danger every time we step foot in the office, but there are a few things we can do to protect ourselves. With that being said, we’ve taken a look at some of the main causes of workplace injuries and how to avoid them.

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10 Things To Consider Before Leaving A Job

After being in a role for an extended period of time, it’s easy for your mind to wander and start thinking about moving on to a different place of work.

Considering a new role is not a bad thing, but it’s a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly and there are a lot of things you’ll need to think about first.

With that being said, we’ve listed 10 questions you need to ask yourself before you leave a job.

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Mental Health In The Workplace

People may experience feeling down or pressure during their time at work, but for some this can develop into stress, anxiety or depression.

Deadlines, travel and workload can all be factors towards a poor state of mental health. It is important that employers encourage and support a healthy workplace environment.

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, we’ve broken-down mental health in the workplace and looked at ways to improve awareness and work towards acceptance.

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Is Work Related Stress Hurting Your Business?

A recent study from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has revealed that an increased tendency to work unpaid overtime and the ‘always on’ attitude is having a negative effect on manager’s mental health.

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What Is Occupational Health?

Occupational Health is a term that is often thrown around, but how many people actually know what it means?

In simple terms, OCC Health is the focus on the up-keeping of an employee’s physical and mental health in the workplace. But there’s much more to it than that.

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Dealing With Dismissing An Employee

It is never a good thing when you have to let an employee go. Whether it’s due to an underwhelming performance or they are just not the right fit for the job, it’s a process that nobody looks forward to.

When it comes to letting someone know that they will no longer work for your company, there a few things you need to consider. If handled in a poor manner, dismissals could turn into serious cases and could potentially land you in some hot water.

As always, we are here to help and we’ve outlined all the steps to successfully letting somebody go without exposing yourself to any potential lawsuits.

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Ensuring A Successful Recruitment Process

You never want to see a member of staff leave the team, but sometimes it can’t be helped. Most of the time it’s not a bad split, and you wish them luck in their new place of work.

The problem now though is that you have a job role than needs filling.

Recruiting new members of staff can at times be a stressful process, so we’ve decided to try and help make it a little easier and ensure that the person you hire is perfect for the job.

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How To Prepare Yourself At Work For The New Year

It’s the end of the year. You’ve made it. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to switch off.

This is the time you should be looking at what you can do to get ahead and make sure you’re ready for when the New Year comes around. With that being said, we’ve decided to look at a few ways you can prepare yourself for the upcoming year.

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Important 2018 Dates For Your Diary

Here is the list of important dates that you should be remembering over the next couple of months.

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