Finding Women Leaders in Healthcare

How can organisations within the healthcare sector find female leaders? In the UK today, the gender gap between men and women is decreasing every year with a record number of women securing leadership roles at FTSE 100 companies. Nevertheless, within healthcare, it is still men who command the large majority of leadership positions. In the…

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5 Traits That Make a Good Leader

What traits make a good leader? We uncover a few… Trying to find the perfect candidate to lead a health and social care organisation can be a long and laborious process. Top this off with recent scandals within the sector, and employers will know all to well that replacing senior executives who have suffered such…

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Social Workers on Verge of Burnout

A new study by Community Care has found that social workers are suffering from unprecedented levels of emotional exhaustion in Britain today. The research, which was carried out in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast, sighted a lack of leadership as a contributing factor to the amount of stress and exhaustion in social care today. Over 1,300…

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Living wage a threat to the home-care sector?

The introduction of the National Living Wage could have catastrophic implications for the UK’s social care sector says a leading industry body. The UK Homecare Association claims that plans unveiled in the budget for workers over 25 to be paid a minimum of £7.20 an hour from April next year are not feasible. Research by…

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Workers Putting Job before Health

Recent research commissioned into employee well-being has found that nearly half of UK workers are putting their job before their health. The findings, which were published in the Health in the Workplace report by One4all Rewards, revealed that 48% of British workers have gone into work over the last year whilst they were ill and that 2…

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