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Jan 20
Blog

The wellbeing of our managers should be at the core of what drives improvement in 2020

The wellbeing of our managers should be at the core of what drives improvement in 2020
Tuesday 21 January 2020

As we continue the conversation around #Your2020Vision, Edward Hopkins, Membership Lead at Skills for Care brings wellbeing to the forefront of our thoughts and how it should be part of everything we do this year.

13
Jan 20
Article

Quality improvement: identifying and driving improvements in your service in 2020

Quality improvement: identifying and driving improvements in your service in 2020
Monday 13 January 2020

As the new year has just begun, now's the ideal time to set your goals for the year ahead. This article uses learning from our 'Guide to improvement' to outline some of the ways that you can identify improvements and make the required changes to ensure that your service delivers high-quality care and support and meets the required standards.

07
Jan 20
Blog

Being a registered manager is unlike anything else

Being a registered manager is unlike anything else
Tuesday 7 January 2020

As we kick-start 2020, we're supporting employers to think abut their vision for the year ahead and focus on making improvements across their service.At the end of 2018 Rebecca Heyes became a registered manager at GS Social Care. After 12 months in post, she looks back on her achievements and shares her vision for 2020.

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Nov 19
Article

Recruiting the right people: a round-up

Recruiting the right people: a round-up
Thursday 28 November 2019

During October and November, we've been supporting employers to recruit people with the right values to work in adult social care. Here's a round-up of the campaign.

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Nov 19
Blog

Creating a positive recruitment and retention culture with I Care…Ambassadors

Creating a positive recruitment and retention culture with I Care…Ambassadors
Monday 18 November 2019

Angela Hine, Registered Manager at The Rectory, a residential care home that supports person-centred care for people living with dementia, talks about how joining the I Care...Ambassador initiative has been valuable in supporting both the recruitment and retention of staff.

11
Nov 19
Article

We need to celebrate success in our sector

We need to celebrate success in our sector
Monday 11 November 2019

Michelle Hillier is Managing Director at Unique Training Solutions (UTS), a national specialist provider of skills development programmes and apprenticeships to the health, housing and social care sectors. As a sponsor of Skills for Care's 2020 Accolades awards, Michelle talks about the importance of recognising and celebrating success in adult social care.

04
Nov 19
Article

How can I select the best candidates?

How can I select the best candidates?
Monday 4 November 2019

Once you've attracted the right people to apply for your job vacancies, the next step is to select the best candidates. This article shares tips on things to think about around interviewing potential recruits, implementing safe and fair recruitment checks and keeping in touch with candidates during the process, so you don't lose them.

29
Oct 19
Article

Profiling tools can provide a useful insight into someone's values

Profiling tools can provide a useful insight into someone's values
Tuesday 29 October 2019

A short 'top tips' article to help employers use profiling tools in their recruitment. It includes information on 'A Question of Care', the 'When you care, everyday makes a difference' quiz and a case study about how an employer used profiling tools to check candidates' values.

24
Oct 19
Article

Recruitment breakthrough at Roselands Residential Home

Recruitment breakthrough at Roselands Residential Home
Thursday 24 October 2019

Roselands Residential Home were experiencing low numbers of applicants to their recruitment adverts. Read how they transformed their adverts and increased the number of applications they received.

21
Oct 19
Article

How to let people know about your vacancies

How to let people know about your vacancies
Monday 21 October 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care's national recruitment campaign aims to drive people to apply for a job in adult social care. There are lots of different ways you can let people know about your vacancies. This article provides some ideas to help.

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