Getting personal

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|MIKE CARROLL, Consultant, Collinson Grant, Tel: 0161 703 5600, Email:, Web:| |Few managers of care homes get much training or support in managing employees, and things can easily go disastrously wrong. MIKE CARROLL of Collinson Grant looks at that grey area where the professional and the personal meet.| Harassment In 1976, when asked by the EEC to implement the legislation on sex equality, the Government in Dublin promptly advertised for an Equal Pay Enforcement Officer ­ the advertisement offered different salary scales for men and women. There are two morals to draw from this true story. The first is that discrimination is in the grain of our society. On being rescued from a desert island, a castaway was asked why he had built not one but two churches. “That”, he replied, with a dismissive jerk of the thumb, “is the one I don¹t go to”. We define ourselves by what we reject. That is why there is now such a raft of legislation outlawing discrimination on

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