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18
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.

14
Oct 19
Article

Recruiting for values and how to get started

Recruiting for values and how to get started
Monday 14 October 2019

Article on using a values-based approach to recruitment

09
Oct 19
Blog

Recruitment success

Recruitment success
Wednesday 9 October 2019

Veronica Thomson, HR Project Manager at Nottinghamshire County Council, shares her experience of running a successful local recruitment campaign connected to the Department for Health and Social Care's (DHSC) national recruitment campaign for adult social care.

27
Sep 19
Article

Develop your staff: a round-up

Develop your staff: a round-up
Friday 27 September 2019

During August and September, we've been sharing practical advice and guidance on how services can develop their workforce. Here's a round-up of the campaign.

19
Sep 19
Blog

Why ASYE works for Cumbria County Council

Why ASYE works for Cumbria County Council
Thursday 19 September 2019

Tim Nicholls is a Social Work Advanced Practitioner and ASYE Professional Lead at Cumbria County Council. Tim discusses the benefits of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) for newly qualified social workers and why it works for them.

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