Month: December 2016

Top 4 myths of flexible working, debunked

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Top 4 myths of flexible working, debunked The conventional working environment is changing dramatically, with the widespread use of technology, the Internet and the rise of start-ups and SMEs are redefining the professional landscape, as we know it. Amongst other changes we are seeing, the increase in flexible working is having a huge impact for… Read more »

Talking about mental health at work

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Talking about mental health at work As a HR manager or member of the HR department you will know that your list of duties is often long and interchangeable, with responsibilities such as recruitment, learning and development, employee relations and staff scheduling being part of your daily routine. But does monitoring and maintaining good standards… Read more »

3 reward ideas for remote employees at Christmas

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3 reward ideas for remote employees at Christmas As December is now well underway, the Christmas spirit is likely to have sprung for many of us in our personal lives as home are decked out with festive décor and weekends are spent catching up with loved ones. However, at IQ:timecard we believe that this heart-warming… Read more »

Why home care companies must streamline staff management for better 2017

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Why home care companies must streamline staff management for better 2017 It’s no secret that 2016 has been a difficult year for the home care sector with the system becoming increasingly stretched to its limits, resulting in a gloomy landscape of cuts, staff shortages and complaints within the sector. However, just as the New Year… Read more »

Fun festive activities for home care clients

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Christmas is a wonderful time of year, offering the opportunity to spend a few rare, lazy days with friends, family and loved ones. However, while many of us make special memories at Christmas time it can also cause home care clients to recall similar moments from years ago, making it a difficult time filled with… Read more »

IQ:careplanner helps businesses keep operations smooth throughout Christmas period

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With shopping, family and budgets to juggle, Christmas is notoriously difficult to manage. However, beyond the personal commitments there are certain professional sectors where the festive period also causes duties to ramp up, rather than slow down like many others. Home care is one of these industries, and UniqueIQ is helping businesses in this area… Read more »

Still using a paper timesheet? Here’s why you need an app instead

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Still using a paper timesheet? Here’s why you need an app instead No matter how many technological developments are released, there will always be people that prefer to use old, outdated products and processes. This is often the case within many businesses, and organisations across the globe continue to operate using old-fashioned but comfortable solutions… Read more »

What makes an effective care planning system?

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What makes an effective care planning system? The care planning system used by a home care provider can dramatically affect the standard of service that is received by its clients. With no consideration of factors such as distance away from a call, specific skillsets or the need for communication, visits can get cut short, staff… Read more »

IQ:careplanner transforms care management, keeping visits timely

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IQ:careplanner transforms care management, keeping visits timely For home care clients, there is nothing more crucial than the visits from staff. They enable healthcare to be administered, as well as offering the social interaction and compassion that is so necessary and treasured to a home care customer. However, recent challenges faced by the sector have… Read more »