The Recruitment and retention implementation plan is an ambitious document that details the work being done by Skills for Care, other sector partners and employers to ensure that the sector is able to attract, develop and retain a workforce capable of delivering the vision of adult social care as set out in the recruitment and retention strategy. It provides details of what actions are going to be taken to implement the strategy, lists which partners are involved and gives timescales for completion dates.
The implementation plan is designed to be used with the Workforce Development Strategy Action Plan which supports workforce commissioning, planning and development to meet the new vision and priorities in adult social care.
Recruitment and retention implementation plan
Skills for Care commissioned research to uncover good practice examples in attracting and retaining workers. The research confirmed what we already thought; that combining good communication, training and worker independence creates motivating and rewarding environments which leads to higher level of staff satisfaction and loyalty. The research found that addressing these issues should see an increase in retention levels.
Executive summary workforce retention report
Workforce retention full research report
We have produced case studies to demonstrate how organisations working in different environments can use the findings to help with their recruitment and retention issues.
Our latest infographic uses data from the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care illustrates the number of people joining and leaving the social care workforce on an annual basis.