CARE NEWS | Draft law affecting Scottish care providers

social care

A Bill is currently working its way through Scottish Parliament. This would impact care providers in Scotland. The aim of this draft law is to ensure suitable and sustainable staffing to provide high quality care for service users. What does this Bill introduce? The Bill imposes a new statutory duty on all care service providers […]

Recouping training costs from employees

Staff training is vital to keep your organisation successful and ahead of the competition. It enables employees’ skills to remain up to date and fill in any gaps. It is also a useful tool to increase employee engagement, improve retention and enhance operational efficiency. The benefits of training are clear, but it can be expensive […]

Employers not aware of right to request training

training & development

Do you know about the right to request time off for training or study?  If you answered no, you are not alone. According to new research commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), only 50% of large employers are familiar with the right to request training. What is this right to request […]

Why invest in staff training?

staff training

It is easy to let employees’ training and development slide. In some cases, there always seems to be something more important which makes it go further and further down the list of priorities. In other cases, budgetary restrictions mean investing in staff is simply not possible. A failure to invest in this area is not […]

Unique H&S for Educators

Ellis Whittam has announced a unique new training course for education providers. The new course, entitled Managing Health & Safety Risks in the Education Sector is the only course of its kind in the country and is accredited by IOSH (the Institution for Occupational Safety and Health). It pays particular attention to the unique responsibilities […]