Travel Time Between Home and Work is Now Working Time

Oct 14, 2015

How should social care employers respond to the he European Court of Justice ruling that time spent travelling from home to a first work appointment and from a last work appointment to home should be counted as working time as defined by the European Working Time Directive.

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National Skills Academy for Social Care HR Forum

Sep 4, 2015

Every month Andrew answers an HR question for National Skills Academy members. For this month's HR Q&A click here

Sleep Over Pay and National Minimum Wage

Sep 24, 2014

An Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld a claim from a residential care worker in a registered home that a sleep over shift should be deemed as working time and be paid at National Minimum Wage rate.

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2015 Employment Update for Social Care

Aug 27, 2015

A must read for social care employers who want to know the key changes in employment practices for 2015.

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How to Create a Positive Attendance Culture in Social Care

Sep 4, 2015

With the current financial pressures now is the time for social care providers to reduce their levels and costs of sickenss absence. Find out how to achieve sustained cost reduction by shifting from intermittent "initiatives" to the development of a positive attendance culture by clicking here.

Seven HR Tips in an Economic Downturn

Sep 4, 2015

An article published on smallbizpod by Andrew Holdaway, to view the article click here.

Learning from Little Ted's Nursery

Sep 4, 2015

An article first published on our HR to Social Care Blog on the HR Zone website. The article summarises the lessons to be learnt from the serious case review of Little Ted's Nursery and outlines HR's contribution to safeguarding vulnerable adults and children. To view the article click here.

Shared Parental Leave- Are You Ready?

Sep 27, 2014

On 1 December 2014 a new right for parents comes into force, this means that for the parents of any baby born on or after 1st April 2015 will have these rights.

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Six Steps to Successful Supervision

Aug 27, 2015

All line managers are required to manage their staff teams, for social care the supervision meeting is crucial to the success of that management relationship.

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Agency Worker Regulations Q&A

Sep 4, 2015

A Question & Answer document for social care providers on the Agency Worker Regulations, to view click here.

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