Recruiting the right people
Care Friends app
Care Friends is an innovative employee referral app aiming to improve recruitment and retention in social care by using recommendations from the sector’s own workforce.
⇨ Find out more about the app.
Recruiting people for their values and behaviours helps you attract people who know what it means to provide high quality care and support, who are more likely to stay.
When recruiting people, it’s important to consider if they:
- have the behaviours and values you’re looking for
- will fit with your organisational culture
- have realistic expectations about what it’s like to work in care.
Some roles do require specific qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience which should also be considered.
Don't just fill the vacancies. Fill them with the right people. -
Claxton House, Atlanta Healthcare, residential care provider
The Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) - National Recruitment Campaign
The national recruitment campaign aims to drive a new generation of people to consider and apply for a job in adult social care. The campaign can raise awareness and drive interest, but it's vitally important that employers take action too and think about how their recruitment processes can effectively convert a new pool of interested people into recruits.
You can use the campaign toolkit and printed and digital materials to support your local recruitment marketing activity. Download the materials.
Learn from others: In the video below, Manor Community share what they do to communicate their workplace values.
Find out how we can help with your recruitment
Come to our practical seminar
Our ‘Finding the right people seminar’ will help you identify your ideal candidate and get the most out of application forms, interviewing and the selection process. You can come along to one we’re running, or we can deliver it directly to you.