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

Diversity in the adult social care workforce

This NMDS-SC briefing focuses on the diversity of the adult social care workforce and considers its relationship with the future demand.

Positive action in recruitment

Positive action in recruitment from the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Nursing in social care

Skills for Care has produced six short videos which focus on the some of the different nursing roles across social care.

National minimum wage for employers

Webinar containing real-life scenarios which show how it's calculated, what happens if you don't pay it and how to get more help and support.

National minimum wage toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help employers correctly interpret the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

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