Values-based approaches to recruitment and retention: online workshops

We have developed a suite of online workshops to help you implement and embed a values-based approach to your recruitment and retention processes. The workshops follow a five-stage model and will provide valuable knowledge and practical tips to address values at each step of your recruitment and retention. 

The series is designed to be attended sequentially as each session will build upon the learning from the previous stage but we recognise that everyone will be at different places in their values-based recruitment journey so you are free to book onto whichever sessions will be most beneficial to your organisation and your current values-based recruitment practices.

The series is aimed at senior managers, human resources professionals, registered managers, and individual employers in adult social care. They are designed to be attended sequentially as each session will build upon the learning from the previous stage. Each workshop takes place via Zoom and is 90 minutes in duration.


Stage 1: Articulate

This first workshop will help you understand the steps needed to get started using a values-based approach throughout your recruitment processes. Before the first workshop, you’ll be sent a 30-minute information video introducing values-based approaches to recruitment and retention which you’ll need to watch prior to the workshop and complete a task which forms part of the live workshop.

 This interactive online workshop will enable you to:

  • understand the values and behaviours framework what is meant by ‘articulating your values’
  • learn of the importance of, and what creates, a positive workplace culture
  • identify ways and with whom, to develop and agree workplace values
  • articulate and communicate your values internally and externally.

Stage 2: Attract

During the attract stage, we look at how the organisation uses its culture and workplace values to target people with the right values and behaviours to work for them.

 This interactive online workshop will enable you to:

  • attract people with the behaviours that align with your values and workplace culture
  • understand how you can tap into candidate motivations and showcase yourself as an employer of choice
  • explore candidate attraction channels - job adverts, websites and other recruitment activities.

Stage 3: Apply

Using a values-based approach in your application processes will help to ensure candidates can demonstrate that they meet your values.

This interactive online workshop will enable you to:

  • consider how your application process is part of the holistic values-based approach
  • review your application process to ensure candidates understand and can demonstrate the organisational values and behaviours when completing their application.
  • identify the people you want to recruit
  • identify best practice for the application and short listing process.

Stage 4: Assess

This stage will explore how your organisation can use a range of selection tools to assess whether candidates have the values, behaviours and attitudes that you are looking for.

This interactive online workshop will enable you to:

  • move from the shortlisting stage to assessing which candidates are right for your organisation
  • understand the different tools you can use to assess candidate suitability in a robust and fair manner
  • explore what tools you might use to enhance your assessment of the right candidates for your organisation.


Stage 5: Assimilate

Your values-based approach shouldn’t cease once a candidate has successfully been recruited. This session will address how new recruits, and existing staff, are inducted, supervised, trained, and managed so that the people in your organisation understand and role model the values and behaviours that you want to see.

This interactive online workshop will enable you to:

  • understand the importance of taking a holistic approach to values based recruitment and retention
  • learn where to add your values and behaviour expectations throughout all your workplace processes
  • understand how this helps you retain staff
  • reflect where you are with embedding values–based approaches in your workplace.

Upcoming events 

New dates are available to book now for each of the 5A values-based workshops.

1. Articulate
Thursday 14 October 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 - Fully booked
Tuesday 07 December 2021, 14:00 - 15:30 - Book now

2. Attract
Wednesday 03 November 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 - Fully booked
Wednesday 19 January 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 - Book now

3. Apply
Wednesday 24 November 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 - Fully booked
Wednesday 09 February 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 - Book now

4. Assess
Wednesday 08 December 2021. 10:00 - 11:30 - Fully booked
Wednesday 02 March 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 - Book now

5. Assimilate 
Wednesday 15 December 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 - Fully booked
Wednesday 15 March 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 - Book now