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Poor leadership to blame for closure of College of Social...

Just last month, the College of Social work closed its doors after failing to reach its target of 31,000 fee-paying members in 2015. Branded a ‘failure’ by the Department for Education and ‘rejected by the profession’, the college’s rapid demise has been put down to poor management. Indeed, emails from Department for Education director Paul…

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Shortage of nurses in social care: Strong management key ...

The recruitment and retention of nursing staff has long been a significant challenge for care providers and a recent survey by the National Care Forum has confirmed that this is a growing issue. The workforce of 60 organisations, encompassing over 64,000 employees, was surveyed and provided detailed information on nursing across adult social care. Considerable…

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Is maintaining a stable workforce the key to success in t...

Maintaining a stable workforce is key to an organisation’s success, particularly in the world of social care. Just recently, a local council and its staff were praised by an industry regulator, after its service improved from ‘inadequate’ in 2010 to ‘good’ in 2015. The report by Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Service…

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Influencing Policy Key to Leadership

by Adam Carter, Managing Director In health and social care, great leaders who inspire and understand the pressures of working in an emotionally challenging environment are always in high demand. So too are leaders who are able to delegate and accept their own limitations in the workplace. However one important leadership trait is often overlooked –…

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Finding The Best Executive Talent: Can Recruiters Really ...

Finding top-level talent can be tough, particularly in the health and social care sectors where organisations often find themselves recruiting for highly specialist management roles including those across a clinical, academic or research remit. When it comes to filling a critical position that affects the strategic direction of the organisation, some executives may try to…

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Employee Ownership boost for social & health care se...

Today is Employee Ownership Day – a day that, according to organisers, celebrates the “significant benefits that employee ownership delivers to the UK economy”. One area of the economy that is seeing the benefits in having an employee-owned model is social and health care. Employee-owned businesses are co-operatives that are owned by the employees themselves…

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Social Care faces system collapse

by Adam Carter, Managing Director Care England, the largest representative body for independent social care providers has released a new report on the state of social care, warning that the whole system could collapse unless providers and commissioners work together and more nurses are recruited into the independent sector. The report, ‘Sustainability, Innovation and Empowerment: A…

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Are we facing a lack of leadership epidemic?

Appointing an experienced leader to head up an organisation is an obvious move to even those not business-inclined, but recent news reports seem to suggest that people who lack the skills and expertise required to fulfill a successful leadership position are being wrongly appointed to these types of roles. There have been a worryingly large number of…

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