Posts Tagged 'work'

ELPF Monday 10 February Edinburgh Training Centre

Please see the agenda for our next meeting here: Agenda 10.02.2014

We intend to spend the second half of the meeting focusing on our wish to support a campaign protect social workers from violence and abuse in the workplace. We are ALWAYS keen to hear your ideas!

Ciara

How much time do you spend face to face with service users?

A new survey by Liquid Personnel reveals social workers spend just 15% of their time doing face to face work with service users and are working longer hours.
What’s your experience?

To read the full article, click here.

Ciara

Viewpoint: it’s time to let your staff use social media

Do workers need access to social media? Here is an article from Gez Smith who thinks our employers might be overly cautious.   Viewpoint: it’s time to let your staff use social media.

“Your staff or colleagues are the people best placed to make sure that your customers have all of their questions answered quickly and politely, and are also best placed to look out for and correct any untruths that may appear [online]”.   http://www.ukauthority.com/?tabid=64&id=3765

P.S. I have been reminded that some employers do allow staff to access social media – particularly if there is a “business need” and, for example, City of Edinburgh Council staff are directed to their staff intranet (The Orb) for help with accessing and using social media at work.

Social Work in Edinburgh

I’ve just come across this article from 2010 which followed social workers in Edinburgh carrying out their day to day work (including the work of two of our esteemed Chairs, David Orr and Tamara Gill). Not much has changed…or has it?

Remember we have a meeting in a month! Agenda to follow.

Ciara


Next ELPF meeting: Wednesday 23 August, 09:30-12:30, Venue to be confirmedAugust 23rd, 2017
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