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If monthly pay isn't everything the NHS is worth a look.

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Current Employee - Information Analyst  in  Liverpool, England (UK)
Current Employee - Information Analyst in Liverpool, England (UK)

I have been working at UK National Health Service

Pros

There are a hugh variaty of jobs in the NHS and it is possible to move location and role quite easily. There is a big emphasis on work-life balance so below managment level you can forget about work outside your 37.5 hours a week. Although the pay is lower than simular jobs in the private sector, the pension is good, as is the holiday allowance.

Cons

The pay structure is very rigid - those who perform their job well find their pay raises at the same rate as those who are incompitant.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Internal communication is essentual if you want staff who will give a possitive image of the service.

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    NHS - Great non-pay benefits, hard to progress, poor communication, but trying to make it work

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Kent, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Kent, England (UK)

    I worked at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    Because its an organisation accountable to the government, every effort is made for all organisations to have the same benefits including Annual leave and family friendly policies. Being such a large organisation, there is always room to develop and progress in your career, although you may be the one who has to push for it.

    Cons

    Promotion opportunities are there, although it may take you a while for you to progress in your career at the speed you want. In some cases there are gaps in "next step" positions, meaning you either have to make a really big leap to the next stage on the ladder and struggle for a while, or leave to get the right expereince elsewhere. Management communication is mostly poor as new managers are not given the support and skill develeopment they may need to learn how to run a team. Generally people feel they are overworked and underpaid - because its government run, that is generally true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to invest and provide proper structured development programmes to new managers BEFORE they start their new role and get sucked into the manic day to day working of the NHS. Time needs to be given to people,to adjust into new roles, and they need better guidance and induction into the job, making clear expectations of them, and what they should expect in return, as well as regular constructive feeedback. They need to hire more people to get the unrealistic demands of work being set unpon senior management completed. That does not mean more managers.. just more workers to delegate to.

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    listen to the people who work in the NHS not the politics

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    Current Employee - Materials Management Assistant  in  High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Materials Management Assistant in High Wycombe, England (UK)

    I have been working at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    The good relationship that I have with the clinical staff that I work with !

    Cons

    Pay the non clinical workers a living wage, and stop the privtisation of services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to treat your staff with the respect that they deserve.

    Disapproves of CEO
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