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07
Mar 19
Article

Graduate Management Programme host organisation, wins big at the Skills for Care Accolades

Graduate Management Programme host organisation, wins big at the Skills for Care Accolades
Thursday 7 March 2019

Future Directions, who have recently hosted a graduate on our successful Graduate Management programme, have just received not one, but two Skills for Care Accolades.

05
Mar 19
Article

20% off-the-job training and apprenticeships

20% off-the-job training and apprenticeships
Tuesday 5 March 2019

Off-the-job training is an important aspect of apprenticeships allowing the apprentice to develop a wider range of skills and knowledge helping the apprentice to become more competent and confident in their role. But 20% off-the-job training continues to be a hot topic among many employers and so we spoke to Robert Brady, from Voyage Care, to discover how his organisation manages the 20% off-the-job training requirement of apprenticeships.

04
Mar 19
Article

National Apprenticeship Week 2019

National Apprenticeship Week 2019
Monday 4 March 2019

During National Apprenticeship Week 2019 find out how apprenticeships can benefit your organisation.

25
Feb 19
Article

Recruit high quality staff with I Care Ambassadors

Recruit high quality staff with I Care Ambassadors
Monday 25 February 2019

Joining I Care...Ambassadors can help you tackle your recruitment and retention challenges. And from what other employers have told us, it's definitely worth the investment.

22
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.

18
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.

23
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?

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