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The Care Friends employee referral app launched in partnership with Skills for Care to support finding and retaining high quality care staff.

Care Friends allows your staff to refer their friends for job opportunities at the tap of a button. Staff can share job roles directly with their contacts or on social media.

We know that staff who have been referred by current employees stay for longer. Care Friends referrals see 50% less year one attrition compared to the sector average. Many of the candidates referred so far have been new to care.

The app is also a tool to recognise and reward staff. You can choose to award bonus points for good performance and the leaderboard feature makes collecting points fun and competitive. Each point converts to £1 which is paid through payroll.

Investing in Care Friends can save you money in other areas; employees recruited through Care Friends have a higher conversion and retention rate than other methods. The streamlined process also saves time on administration compared to traditional recruitment schemes.

Visit the Care Friends website 

Duration 2 mins 25 secs

How to spend your WRRF allocation

In the video below, Care Friends CEO Neil Eastwood explains the best ways to utilise the funds to achieve sustained improvement in recruitment and retention and grow your workforce capacity.

Duration 53 mins 33 secs