Values based recruitment and retention

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Find and keep people with social care values

Our values based recruitment and retention toolkit can help you to find the right people to work for your organisation.

Values based recruitment and retention is about finding and keeping people who have the right attitude to work in care and know what it means to provide high quality care.  

The toolkit includes a guide and poster to help you identify strong values and show how they can be used in your recruitment process.

It also includes templates, videos and websites to give you all the information you need about values based recruitment and retention. 

This section also provides information to help you and your staff invest in your workplace values

 

Seminar: Interviewing for values, behaviours and attitudes

If you want to improve staff performance, lower staff turnover and provide a positive return on investment come along to one of our practical sessions to find out what values based recruitment is and learn how to interview for it. 

This toolkit will help you to put social care values at the heart of your recruitment and selection.

It will help you to build a strong culture, support people develop their career and deliver high quality services.

The toolkit is made up of a range of information and resources..

Documents

Videos

Demonstrating values and measuring success

Working together to achieve workplace values

Recruiting and retaining for values

Websites

We’ve identified information and tips to help you:

  • understand values
  • identify workplace values
  • embed values
  • use values as part of the recruitment and selection process
  • include values as part of induction
  • use values in supervision, appraisal and performance reviews
  • involve leaders and managers
  • check your workplace values.

Order our value cards for your staff

This free resource provides top tips to help your workers understand workplace values. To order copies please email marketing@skillsforcare.org.uk

A study published in April 2016, suggests that employers taking a values based approach to recruitment and retention are reaping the rewards. 

On the whole, employers using a values based approach to recruitment and retention reported: 

  • staff performed better
  • staff had stronger care values
  • a lower staff turnover
  • a positive return on investment (£1.23 for evey £1 spent).
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