staff management

Carista

What is it? Tool that manages services in terms of outcomes and effectiveness; resources and productivity; finance and sustainability; and compliance and safety. From the management of staff and volunteer records through to property and equipment, it provides a comprehensive approach to resource management that can be tailored to fit the resource mix in an organisation and the key aspects that need to be monitored and controlled.

Who is if for? Tool that can be used with adults and children.

People management

Resource on SCIE website, which aims to support managers, practitioners and HR professionals to improve their people management policies and practice by encouraging the sharing of ideas, problems and good practice.

Workforce Solutions

A range of elearning resources developed by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to assist employers in meeting the expectations of the workforce development and registration agendas for the social services sector. Some are focused on supporting the individual employee to plan and progress their own learning and development, and others are intended for employers to support them in developing the workforce they need now, or may need in the future.

Local and National Information Requirements for Social Work in Scotland : Joint Statement August 2000

This document concludes the first stage of a serious and systematic attempt to address the deficiencies in the social work information base in Scotland. Senior social work managers, the wider local government community, the Scottish Executive and the Accounts Commission for Scotland have all demonstrated their commitment to working together, through the Social Work Information Review Group, to define a list of information about social work that will meet the needs of all the organisations.

Leading by example : making the NHS an exemplar employer of people with mental health problems

Booklet intended as an aid for NHS managers and others in offering employment opportunities for mental health service users and improving working lives and job retention for all staff in their workplace. It provides good practice examples of employing people with mental health problems and contains practical tools to help implement organisational change.

Mental health at work : developing the business case (Policy paper 8)

Paper emphasising the importance to employers of mental health problems in the workplace. It attempts to pinpoint all the major effects of mental ill health and stress at work and quantify these in financial terms. It concludes that better management of mental health at work can avoid these costs and make good business sense.

Aiming for excellence: a White Paper - modernising social work services in Scotland

This paper sets out the government's proposals for improving the quality of social work services provided, offering better safeguards for those being cared for and strengthening professional standards. Two key proposals of this document: Creation of a new body - the Scottish Social Services Council - which will register the workforce, put in place a code of conduct and standards to support them, raise professional and training standards, and so raise service standards.