• RE: Employment references - what value are they?

    I've always chased and checked references after being caught out more than once.

    Dr John Andrewes is a perfect example where he was able to obtain senior roles within the NHS without the necessary qualifications he claimed to have after lying about…
  • RE: NHS Department restructure

    If they are offering the band 5 as a suitable alternative I would expect you to receive pay protection in line with your local policy (normally 3 years), have this been mentioned at all?
  • RE: Is a degree always necessary?

    With it being public sector I would expect the reason for asking for the degree is linked to the job banding system as opposed to it being an actual requirement from the recruiting manager although most within the NHS certainly (unless for specific roles…
  • RE: Insights and views of retaining Millennials

    Hi,

    I've completed for you, just as an addition (as a Millennial) flexibility and benefits such as being able to work from home/bring my dogs to work are as important to me than the financial rewards (still not found an employer who will but the cost…
  • RE: Local CIPD Branch Events - Do you attend?

    I'll be honest I don't attend as the branch local to home holds the sessions too early for me to be able to get back in time and the one local to work holds them too late for it be be worth me hanging around to attend.
  • RE: Does professional citizenship resonate with you?

    I have to admit I agree with Teresa, I feel no requirement or need to continue what I do in work into my personal life and if I am entirely honest my personal opinions are often very different to those I put forward at work.

    I do think there is a wider…
  • RE: Timetables and returning to work after maternity

    I've just heard back from her and given the conversation with her manager she is not going to go ahead with the flexible working (them not getting that it's a permanent change as saying they couldn't guarantee what she would be doing on 2018/2019 timetable…
  • Timetables and returning to work after maternity

    Hi, 

    I'm in the process of helping my sister in law with her flexible working application as the union person she spoke to haven't really been much help but the only bit I'm not sure on is if she is able to request to go back onto her own timetable?…

  • Level 5 Certificate vs. Diploma

    Hi all, 

    I'm in the process of applying for my workplace to fund my level 5 (yay!) and I've found a provider I'm happy with who I think is low cost enough for me to get the approval on the certificate, however the diploma is an additional £700 which I…