Swanstaff Recruitment are excited to announce the launch of their new website, partnering with Volcanic, leading recruitment web developers. Swanstaff Recruitment’s new website focuses in on the customer journey to provide job seekers with a streamlined quick apply experience. Volcanic’s platform focuses on data driven results which will provide Swanstaff with detailed information for employers to have an insight into industry sectors. With a fancy new ‘Work for us’ page encouraging recruiters to join the growing organisation and a candidate hub for job seekers, the new site hopes to prove itself vital in the future growth of Swanstaff Recruitment as an employment agency. Swanstaff provides temporary and permanent recruitment solutions on a National basis, recruiting staff in a variety of sectors. The decision to rebrand their site will hopefully see a positive change in the way we approach recruitment, tackling challenges at the fore front of a saturated industry. Stephen Rogers, CEO of Swanstaff Recruitment said: “Everyone at Swanstaff is very enthusiastic about the new website and the benefits it will have on the company. It has a fresh modern look whilst still keeping our core values intact. Our core values state that we create opportunities and that’s exactly what this does.” For jobs you’ll love in Healthcare, Logistics, Offices, Industrial, Veterinary, Pharmaceutical & more visit our job search page https://www.swanstaff.co.uk/jobs
In light of International Happiness Day (and the fact my previous blog was about Blue Monday), I thought we could all do with some positivity today. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate and recognise happiness at your work then you’ve come to the right place. Check it out… Great co-workers with a smile and a cheery “hello” Doing this can make all the difference to someone’s day. Go beyond your normal circle, and offer a wholesome “good morning” to extend the feel good factor across the organisation. One thing can set the mood for the entire day – so why not make it a good day? Praise efforts from colleagues Taking a few minutes to offer positive feedback doesn’t just boost happiness, it can also have an impact on productivity. Chances are a simple “thank you for doing a great job” could go a long way to inspiring happiness and wellbeing, accomplishment and enthusiasm for your fellow employees. Surprise with kindness This doesn’t have to be a huge gesture or an expensive gift. It can quite literally be a single sweet on everyone’s desk in the morning, or buy some cheap donuts for everyone; it can make all the difference to employee’s work ethic if they feel appreciated. Host a “Happiness Hour” Some ideas for a Happiness Hour are: · Morning tea and coffee · Breakfast · Laughter hour – sit and watch funny videos · Cake and cookie hour Together, we can take action for happiness! Think we missed anything? If you can think of any other way to celebrate this International Day please let us know! Happy Day of Happiness Day everyone!
Meet Stacey Murray! Stacey joined Swan Family centres almost 3 years ago in May 2016, she has a total of 6 years experience in Children's Contact Services. Stacey is Centre Co-ordinator at Cardiff West Swan Family Centre. Role and Responsibilities As a Centre Co-ordinator, daily duties for Stacey include scheduling a large number of contact sessions, undertake meetings, work with other professionals internal and external to the service and ensure that safe, positive contacts take place. Stacey also works closely with staff and the Administration team to ensure we deliver the correct reports and on all aspects of our contract. Ensuring our Core Values are met Stacey is passionate in ensuring we meet our obligations for a child-centred service - she says: I ensure that safe positive contacts take place in the centres and in the community, liaise closely with social workers and Guardians and make sure there are stimulating and age appropriate facilities for all families. I always treat all workers, families and professionals with respect and have built good working relationships with all. How does Stacey feel about her role at Swan Family? I enjoy working at Swan Family centre as a coordinator as it challenges me every day and Swanstaff have offered me great opportunities within the company. It give me a sense of achievement to see Families enjoying contact and to know that we are working closely with Cardiff children services to ensure the children’s safety and well being.
Did you know that 37% of staff with low mental health are more likely to get into a conflict with colleagues, 57% find it harder to juggle multiple tasks, 80% find it difficult to concentrate, 62% take longer to do tasks and 50% are potentially less patient with customers/clients? If you notice someone else’s mental health deteriorating in the workplace, then follow these tips… Time and place Ensure they are comfortable talking in the location that you’re in. If they aren’t comfortable then move to another place or schedule another time where you can go and meet them to have a chat. It is important to be in a location where you feel comfortable enough to talk, for a majority of people, the place they feel most comfortable is their own home so try to replicate this by sitting down with them at a table, make them a drink and a snack! When speaking to someone whose mental health is low, if they are speaking about it, it is important not to rush them or to make them feel like they are on a time limit. Active listening Being an active listener means being present in the conversation and being engaged in what the other person is talking about. Always give the person your undivided attention, don’t sit there on your phone barely listening, or looking all around the room. Acknowledge what you’re being told with head nods, gestures and friendly advice. Manage your feelings Ensure that you can handle listening to emotional things. Don’t act surprised or judgemental as this can make the other person feel like they are saying something wrong… but at the same time don’t give no facial expression at all. As I said in the point above, acknowledge them with gestures and head nods. Work as a team! If you can see someone is struggling then work as a team to solve the problem as best as you can, try not to leave that person to deal with a difficult situation by themselves. This can reduce the risk of stress. Be positive – focus on what they can do, rather than what they can’t… If a colleague is struggling with their confidence and is knocking everything they are doing, remind them of what they are good at. Think of tasks that they have completed before that were successful and encourage them to stick at tasks until they are finished. Do you feel like your mental health is deteriorating in the workplace? Click here to find out how you can support yourself! Can you think of any other ways to support mental health in the workplace? Drop them in the comments below!