Tag: Work

Work-life balance policies can lower absence and help to tackle low morale and high degrees of stress that can lead to retention problems as employees’ tire of juggling work and life responsibilities.

Introduction: In a society filled with conflicting responsibilities and commitments, work-life balance has become a predominant issue in the workplace. Three major factors contribute to the interest in, and the importance of, serious consideration of work-life balance: global competition; renewed interest in personal lives/family values; and an aging workforce. Work-life balance (WLB) is an important …

Critically evaluate whether the requirement for emotional labour in hospitality and tourism work is ethicalCritically evaluate whether the requirement for emotional labour in hospitality and tourism work is ethical

Introduction In the field of hospitality and tourism, emotional labour is a controversial but increasingly common factor in the management of working environments. It was first described by Hochschild (1983) as “management of feeling to create a publicly facial and bodily display” (Hochschild, 1983: 15). In other words, it is the idea that employees should …

The international level when we work as a member in international team of dissimilar group of people and have a variety of nationalities then we face a lot of problems and difficulties

Abstract In the international level when we work as a member in international team of dissimilar group of people and have a variety of nationalities then we face a lot of problems and difficulties. Because the team has different nationalities and different people are from different countries and have different culture, customs, languages, and ideas. …

Applying Marxism to contemporary issues of work and employment

Introduction Marx’s extensive writings about society, economics and politics, hold that all society progresses through class struggle. He was particularly critical of capitalism. Marx argued that current society is run by the wealthy middle and upper classes purely for their own benefit and predicted this would produce internal tensions (and eventually self-destruction and the rise …

The contribution of the Upper tribunal to the first-tier tribunal’s work

Introduction The reform of the haphazard system of tribunals in the UK has often provided a neat symmetry with the chaos the system has been vehemently criticised for. It has taken half a century for the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 to be given royal assent, which Bradley & Ewing rightly suggest to be …

Current research into the health-related impact of bullying at work.

Abstract This paper addresses the current state of research concerning the psychological and physical effects that bullying within the work place can have on the victim, both its immediate impact and in the long term. The effectiveness of the research method of large scale surveys as a means of determining these findings will be considered. …

How does the organization you work for or an organization you are familiar with ensure that their training is effective? Drawing on the relevant literature, critique their existing approach. Identify and discuss how, according to the literature, practice could be improved. Highlight any possible constraints to improving practice.

Introduction Historically, the training culture of the Civil Service was weak. It existed mostly for technical tasks that were related to administrative jobs rather than having a focus on leadership and management. One reason for this weakness was the emphasis on involvement in policy making rather than policy implementation as the key to promotion to …

With reference to the Gamor Serious Case Review (Hackney LSCB 2008) and in the context of current legislation, policy and multi-agency guidance, discuss what social work interventions might have been in place to protect the children, Antoine and Keneice, and to respond to the needs of the adults in the family

Introduction This essay centres on the tragic killing of Antoine, aged 10, and Keneice, aged 3 by their mentally ill mother. The Gamor Serious Case Review (Hackney LSCB 2008) states that no further action on the part of the social workers could have prevented the killings and this essay will examine whether other social work …

Choose at least two social work theories; explain their main principles, advantages and disadvantages and apply them to the assessment, planning and intervention in one of the case studies provided below.

Introduction Recognition of the importance of evidence and theory-based practice in social work has grown in recent years (Webb, 2001). Their importance in this field of work should be encouraged as early as possible. Students of social work should be encouraged to explore theories that can not only help them to better understand and work …