Finding and keeping workers

Finding and keeping workers

How can we help you?

Find out how you can recruit people of all ages and background.

Find people with the right skills, values and talent to work in social care.

Provide effective induction, training and career progression for your people.

Keep the best people by offering  fair terms and conditions

Helping you to recruit and retain the right people

Finding and keeping workers supports health and social care providers of all sizes with their recruitment and retention challenges.

It aims to be the first place you visit for recruitment and retention information and includes a range of useful videos, case studies and websites.

Information is grouped into four sections to help you attract more of the right people, develop their skills and keep them for longer. There is also a resources library which you can use to search for information most relevant to you.

Please help us evaluate how Finding and keeping workers is meeting the recruitment and retention needs of the sector. We want know if and how you've used it, and if you think there's anything missing. Even if you haven't used it, we want to hear from you. 

This resource supports the implementation of the adult social care recruitment and retention strategy 2014-17.

How to use Finding and keeping workers

Watch this short video to find out how Finding and keeping workers could help you.  

(Click on the 'Choose captions (CC)' icon in the bottom right hand corner, to access subtitles)

Resources to help you

Changes to the Immigration Act 2016

An article considering the implication of July 2016 changes to the Immigration Act, including Brexit.

National living wage (NLW)

This document explains the National Living Wage (NLW) with information on the rates.

Supporting safe transition for IEHPs

This framework provides an overview of potential challenges for IEHPs and those supporting them.

Including people who need care and support in the recruitment process.

This case study shows how strategic customer committees can improve the interviewing.

Work experience - a toolkit for the NHS

This toolkit provides information and resources to help you offer high quality work experience opportunities.

Two ladies with tablet

Values based recruitment and retention

Find and keep people with social care values.

Service user and care worker doing crafts

I Care...Ambassadors

Inspire others to work in social care.

Two people sat a desk writing


Offer work based training to those thinking about a career in care.

Man with hat and beard

Performance management toolkit

Helping you to manage the perfomance of your workforce.

Male care workers with young girl in a wheel chair

Employing your own care and support

Helping you to understand your role and develop your PA.

Care worker with elderly resident

A Question of Care

This profiling tool will check whether your candidates have what it takes to work in social care.

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