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

Creating a positive recruitment and retention culture with I Care…Ambassadors
Blog posted on 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.

We need to celebrate success in our sector

We need to celebrate success in our sector
Article posted on 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.

How can I select the best candidates?

How can I select the best candidates?
Article posted on 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.

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New tool launched to help employers measure their 'digital readiness'

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The Care Provider Alliance's Digital Social Care programme commissioned Skills for Care to develop an online self-assessment tool, so adult social care employers can see how ready their organisation is to work digitally.
Date:
Thursday 7 November 2019

New framework launched to support occupational therapists working in social care

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A new practical resource, the Learning and Development framework supporting occupational therapists new or returning to work in adult social care, has been launched for use across the UK.
Date:
Wednesday 30 October 2019

Update on the Leader in Adult Care apprenticeship

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The eagerly awaited Leader in Adult Care apprenticeship is now close to being available for employers to use in the workplace, subject to the Minister signing off the agreed funding band of £7,000 in early November.
Date:
Friday 18 October 2019
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