Tag: Social Work

Non-compliant agencies – how do they work and how can you ensure you are within the law?

By Lauren Elizabeth on 28/08/18

Yesterday, HMRC released guidance highlighting how agencies and umbrella companies continue to use tax avoidance schemes, masked as ways to increase your take home pay. These agencies and umbrella companies promote arrangements which “reduce your tax liability” and allow you to keep more of your income.

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The common causes of stress

By Rachel Waterman on 16/05/18

Stress is your body’s natural reaction to any kind of demand that disrupts life as usual. In small doses, stress is good – such as when it helps you conquer a fear or gives you extra motivation and endurance to get something done. But there’s also bad stress, which is often caused by worries such as money, work, relationships, family or health, whether it be sudden and short or long-lasting.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

By Declan Campbell on 11/05/18

Today kicks off the start of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May). MHAW first started in 2000 and is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation annually. Over the past 18 years it has become incredibly successful in raising awareness of the scale of mental illness amongst the population and removing the stigma of talking about mental health.

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Face to face interview tips

By Lauren Elizabeth on 27/02/18

The most intimidating part of getting a job is often the interview process, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve put together our top tips to give you the upper hand in your interviews.

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5 warning signs for eating disorders

By Declan Campbell on 23/02/18

Today marks the start of the 2018 Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The theme of this year’s week is ‘Why Wait?’. On average, someone suffers from an eating disorder for almost three years before they decide to seek help. Given that there is a direct correlation between the sooner someone receives treatment and the likelihood of them being able to make a full and fast recovery, we feel it is important to highlight some of the key warning signs.

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