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5 strategies for tackling any annual leave rush

Summertime is approaching and it’s likely that your HR team is anticipating a rush of annual leave requests. No good employer begrudges hard working employees a bit of time out, but what happens when half of your team suddenly want to be away at the same time? Fear not! We have proactive strategies for relieving the annual leave burden at ...

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What could the impact of Brexit really look like for the UK health and social care workforce? [Part 2 of 2]

What could the impact of Brexit really look like for the UK health and social care workforce? [Part 2 of 2] The impact of Brexit on the NHS has been a source of much debate since the EU referendum in 2016. As the UK steps ever-closer to its departure date, we’ve taken a look at what the impact of Brexit might really look like for the UK health ...

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What could the impact of Brexit really look like for the UK health and social care workforce? [Part 1 of 2]

What could the impact of Brexit really look like for the UK health and social care workforce? [Part 1 of 2]   The impact of Brexit on the NHS has been a source of much debate since the EU referendum in 2016. As the UK steps ever-closer to its departure date, we’ve taken a look at what the impact of Brexit might really look like for the UK ...

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The NHS Long Term Plan. What's in it for Primary Care?

This month a groundbreaking GP contract reform deal for the NHS has been revealed, which aims to make a far-reaching impact on healthcare sector staffing, costs and efficiencies whilst, at it’s heart, unburdening the over-worked and dwindling GP workforce to improve patient care. Here’s our take on the 5-year agreement between NHS England and ...

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Flexible working - is it becoming the norm?

As we wave goodbye to 2018, we’ve been exploring the biggest current trends in the rapidly evolving UK employment landscape. 1. Millennials are heavily influencing UK working practices The Millennial generation is the largest ever to enter the workforce. Currently they comprise around 35% of the UK workforce; global representation is expected ...

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Is SMS still relevant?

Whether you need to speedily secure a qualified replacement for the team member who has just called-in sick, or you want to remind your entire team about next week’s staff meeting - SMS messaging can present an ideal solution.  The average Briton receives almost 34,000 mobile phone messages and alerts annually - 427% more messages than 10 years ...

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