Finding and keeping workers

Recruitment and retention resources for adult social care


Finding and keeping workers supports adult social care providers of all sizes with their recruitment and retention challenges. Through our network of employers we have gathered a range of resources which share good practice from across the whole of adult social care. All of this information has been grouped into four key themes which are detailed below. Click into the themes below to find out more.

The recruitment and retention strategy


Finding and keeping workers supports the implementation of the adult social care recruitment and retention strategy 2014-2017. The strategy provides an overview of what has been achieved and ambitions for the future.

What are you looking for?

Using targeted recruitment strategies to build strong relationships in the community.

Finding staff with the right skills, values and talent to work in social care.

Providing effective induction, training and career progression for staff.

Ensuring a positive workplace culture to keep staff for longer.

Resources to help you

At a glance - National Minimum Wage

UKHCA presentation from October 2014 looking at local authority commissioning and compliance with National Minimum Wage.

COT Position statement

The value of occupational therapy and its contribution to adult social service users and their carers.

Guidance and a matrix of assessment tools

Guidance and matrix to facilitate your selection of profiling systems that support values based recruitment.

ACAS - Performance management guidance

This guide sets out the performance management cycle and how each part of the process can be made to work effectively.


Promoting employment relations and HR excellence.

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