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New Year, New Job?

What was your New Years resolution for 2018? Was it to lose weight? Was it to find a new hobby? Or, was it to find a new job? This time of year. is a very busy time. Everyone does the New Year/ new me thing and many people because of this look for a new

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CV Library

How to optimise your executive-level CV and stand out

  We are really pleased to welcome this months Guest Blogger Laura Slingo , Digital Copywriter for the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library. We are confident that our senior level managers in the Social Care sector will take great learning from her advice on ‘How to optimise your executive-level CV and stand out’ How

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First Day Prep New Job

Top 10 Tips for First Day Prep

Fantastic! New job, cant wait to start! But are you prepared for the all important first day? As experienced recruiters of social care staff, we have placed thousands of candidates and helped them with their smooth transition into their new job. Enjoy a worry free first day by using this handy guide of 10 simple tips

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4 Interview Mistakes That Candidates Fear Making

Sorry to be the one to share the bad news but, no interview is ever guaranteed. You may have a CV and skill set that matches totally what your potential new employer is looking for however; don’t leave it to chance that you will walk the interview. You might not. As one of the North’s most

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interviewing tips for managers

8 Interviewing Tips for Managers New to Recruiting

Interviewing candidates is a very important task. As a hiring manager, you aim to find the person whose experience, skills and character match your organisation best. Within the Social Care sector, this is even more significant as vulnerable lives could be at risk dependant on your decision. If you don’t prepare key interviewing questions or

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Why You Need To Notch Up Nutrition And Hydration In Your Care Homes

Nutrition and hydration in the care home has got to be one of the most important elements of promoting well-being, and in order for this to have the desired outcome (i.e. happy, well-nourished and healthy residents), all staff in the home need to understand the part that they can play to make this a reality.

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Will You Be Ready For The New KLOEs?

With the new CQC KLOEs inspection framework currently timetabled to start from November 2017, will your care organisation have checked these out and be ready with a strategy to meet your inspection? The new KLOEs, that is the Key Lines of Enquiries, published by CQC last month, include a timetable for applying the new framework

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How To Write The Perfect CV

In today’s day and age of multifaceted application systems and with the plethora of social media platforms, you might think the CV is dead, well it’s not. In fact the CV is well and truly alive and kicking. Here is part one of my top tips on how you can get yourself the perfect CV,

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3 Reasons Why Summer Could Stall Your Recruitment Process

Summer can have a significant impact on recruitment, retention and short notice absence. This should be factored into any successful recruitment plan. We often see winter as the month that causes most of the waves in absence management, new starters, and leavers, but we should never underestimate the effect that the summer months can also

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IT Security and the Social Care Sector

Cybercrime has become an everyday occurrence and it would appear that it’s a phenomenon that’s here to stay. In fact, Cybercrime is on the increase and experts predict the global cost will triple and hit $6 trillion annually by 2021. There are many different types of cybercrime, with different objectives and differing levels of tactical

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