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Handsale is a care home operator.

handsale.co.uk
5.2

Rating based on 14 employees who took the Breakroom Quiz

About jobs at Handsale

Pay

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  • Only some people are paid market rates

    Do Handsale pay market rates?

    Only some people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    50% of people are paid below average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Handsale get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    90% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Handsale pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    90% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Hours and flexibility

    Needs improving
  • Hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for Handsale workers to change shifts?

    Most people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    80% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2021 and May 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

Workplace

    Needs improving
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Handsale?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    90% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Handsale recommend working with their team?

    Not many people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    70% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

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  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Handsale?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    50% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Needs improving
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Handsale head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Handsale job reviews

  • Best thing

    Looking after residents

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff

    2.0

    Handsale Care assistant, September 2021

  • Best thing

    Some colleagues

    Worst thing

    To many hours, not enough staff

    4.7

    Handsale Care assistant, July 2021