Finding & keeping workers
We've created a practical toolkit to help providers improve their own recruitment and retention activities
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The right values
We've developed a model of values-based recruitment for social care in partnership with others in the sector
We've created a toolkit to help indiviual employers recruit their own care and support staff
The demand for adult social care is set to rise due to the ageing population. The size of the adult social care workforce will have to increase significantly to meet this demand. By 2025 we may need up to a million extra workers.
To meet this challenge employers will need to have good recruitment plans that can help lead to higher rates of retention.
If you take the time to attract the right people with the right values, and carry out a thorough recruitment process, you are more likely to retain better quality staff for longer. Similarly, a good system for keeping staff can attract people to your organisation.
Attracting and retaining the right staff leads to better outcomes for the people who use your service, which leads in turn to a better reputation. So there is a strong business case for taking more time to consider your recruitment and retention.
In this section you will find a series of resources to help you find and keep workers.
Find out more about government initiatives
View our resources to help find and keep staff
Raising the profile of careers in adult social care
Support to help recruit unemployed people