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.

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.  

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Managing care home closures guide

The guide supports local authorities, CCGs, NHS England, CQC, providers and partners in providing a co-ordinated response to care home closures, supported by th...

Learning from leavers to improve retention

How The Good Care Group examined the reasons why people left so they could improve.

The principles of workforce redesign

Skills for Care has developed The Principles of Workforce Redesign to help organisations who are undergoing any form of organisational restructure or transforma...

Link up step by step guide

Link Up brings together individuals who directly employ their own care and support staff and larger employers who provide care services to see if they can work ...

Leadership and management

On this web page, you will find a variety of development programmes, tools and resources to help leaders and managers at all levels, feel supported in their rol...

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Values based recruitment and retention

Find and keep people with social care values.

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I Care...Ambassadors

Inspire others to work in social care.

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

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Performance management toolkit

Helping you to manage the perfomance of your workforce.

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Employing your own care and support

Helping you to understand your role and develop your PA.

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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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