Month: November 2016

3 ways to manage remote workers better

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3 ways to manage remote workers better People management is a difficult task at the best of times, requiring a specific set of personal skills and professional processes to help it run smoothly. However, in an age where technology and cloud computing has revolutionised the office space as we know it, more and more companies… Read more »

IQ:careplanner streamlines communication for accurate patient data

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IQ:careplanner streamlines communication for accurate patient data Home care and other critical health care services can be complex to manage, yet failure to do so successfully can result in devastating consequences. This was highlighted recently as care home resident Patricia Rosen passed away due to an agency nurse administering a fatally high dose of medication…. Read more »

The benefits of using ‘best matched’ care workers

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The benefits of using ‘best matched’ care workers The home care industry is becoming increasingly complex as the population continues to live longer than ever, resulting in new care requirements for clients that are unique and challenging to manage. As budgets continue to be cut, with working hours and nurses stretched to the limit, existing… Read more »

Unique IQ tailors home care management solution further following acquisition of Care Planning System, forming IQ:careplanner

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Unique IQ tailors home care management solution further following acquisition of Care Planning System, forming IQ:careplanner Unique IQ has further focussed its workforce management offering towards the home care industry as it acquires digital care planning platform, Care Planning System, integrating the businesses to form IQ:careplanner. Combining the innovative time and attendance technology from IQ:timecard… Read more »

Why communication is key to care planning

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Why communication is key to care planning Communication plays a crucial role when it comes to management and planning for a wide range of industries. Without communication, the full picture cannot be seen and rather than a workforce operating as a team, taking action via informed decisions, each member of staff is functioning using only… Read more »

Could synths actually replace our jobs in the future?

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Could synths actually replace our jobs in the future? Channel 4’s televisions show ‘Humans’ has captured the imagination of the nation, and as it enters its second series many of us are now glued to our television sets on a Sunday evening to find out what is in store next in this hyper-real glimpse into… Read more »

Knowing the needs of the junior workforce

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Knowing the needs of the junior workforce In any business, its workforce lies at the heart of creating a productive, effective and successful operation. As well as ensuring that the framework is in place to help tasks run smoothly, it is vital that staff wellbeing and happiness is also looked after as stress, anger and… Read more »

How to manage last minute leave over winter

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How to manage last minute leave over winter In any job role, there are certain tasks that can become simple after large amounts of experience completing them. However, compared to repeatable, logical and predictable duties, something such as managing staff absence can be more difficult to control due to its unpredictable and complex nature. While… Read more »

3 features of IQ:careplanner you need to know about

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3 features of IQ:careplanner you need to know about Intelligent and organised staff planning and management is imperative to a wide range of industries, ensuring that clients are satisfied and tasks are completed successfully. However, one of these sectors that relies on this more than many is the, increasingly stretched, home care sector. Often operating… Read more »