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Feb 19
Blog

Being innovative with your recruitment supports long-term retention

Being innovative with your recruitment supports long-term retention
Friday 22 February 2019

For our 'focus on recruitment' month, registered manager, Debby Lamont, shares her thoughts on how being innovative with your recruitment can improve the delivery of care and staff retention. They involve staff, residents and their families to get the right person that reflects their person-centred culture.

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Feb 19
Article

Six ways to select the right people

Six ways to select the right people
Monday 18 February 2019

An article which explore six ways which helps employers to select the right people for their vacancies.

14
Feb 19
Article

Accolades winners share what they do to recruit the right people

Accolades winners share what they do to recruit the right people
Thursday 14 February 2019

Right at Home focuses on recruiting people with the right values, which has helped to increase their staff retention to over 90% for the past two years. In this blog, they tell us how they invest in a robust process to do this.

11
Feb 19
Blog

Breaking the cycle of recruiting the wrong people

Breaking the cycle of recruiting the wrong people
Monday 11 February 2019

Your staff shape your organisation and the quality of care you provide, so you need to select the right people. Programme Head, Annette Baines, talks about the ways you can invest in the recruitment process and break the cycle of recruiting the wrong people.

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Jan 19
Article

Valuing leadership skills in frontline staff

Valuing leadership skills in frontline staff
Wednesday 23 January 2019

When we think of a great leader we tend to think of someone who is in charge, who leads a company, manages a service or runs their own business. But leadership is for everyone and the benefits are far reaching when displayed by your frontline workers.

15
Jan 19
Article

What is meaningful activity and why is it so important?

What is meaningful activity and why is it so important?
Tuesday 15 January 2019

Meaningful activity plays an important role in ensuring the wellbeing of individuals receiving care and support. In this article Tracey Barnes, Project Manager at Skills for Care, discusses what meaningful activity is and why it's so important?

03
Jan 19
Article

Eight ways to improve your service in 2019

Eight ways to improve your service in 2019
Thursday 3 January 2019

Now is a great time to take stock of where you are and plan for the year ahead, so we've come up with eight great ideas that could help you improve your service.

02
Jan 19
Blog

We have to keep doing new things

We have to keep doing new things
Wednesday 2 January 2019

Belinda Siggers is registered manager at Diligent Care Services and a member of Skills for Care. In this blog, Belinda reflects on 2018 and on her ambitions for 2019.

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Dec 18
Blog

Embracing cultural diversity at Christmas

Embracing cultural diversity at Christmas
Thursday 20 December 2018

Lots of people don't celebrate Christmas - and whether that's the people you support or your staff, you need to consider this in your service.

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Dec 18
Blog

Christmas is all about community

Christmas is all about community
Monday 17 December 2018

Registered manager, Sandra, talks about how her service interacts with the local community, to encourage engagement and prevent loneliness over the festive season and beyond.

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