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Recruitment support

Our tools and resources can help you recruit and retain people who have the right values for your organisation and the adult social care sector

Approximately 430,000 care workers leave their job every year, there are around 112,000 vacancies at any one time. 

As the demand for care and support grows, so does the need to recruit and retain more workers to deliver high quality care and support.

Recruitment planning

Understanding your business needs and planning your recruitment will help you to recruit and retain people with the right values.

Attracting people

Attract more people who have the values and behaviours that will complement your workplace and contribute to the delivery of high-quality care and support.

Widen your talent pool

People from all backgrounds can have the right values to work in social care and bring a wealth of perspectives, ideas and 'lived experience' to your workforce.

Application and selection process

Recruiting people for their values and behaviors helps you attract people who know what it means to provide high quality care and support, who are more likely to stay.

Retaining your workforce

Invest in workforce retention to help with the continuity of high-quality care, positive workplace culture, staff wellbeing, time and cost savings, and positive CQC ratings.

Workshops and seminars

A values-based approach to your recruitment and retention processes. The workshops follow a five-stage model that provides knowledge and tips to address values at each step of your recruitment and retention.

Employing personal assistants

If you employ a personal assistant (PA) using direct payments from your local authority, a personal health budget, we have a range of resources to help make your role as an individual employer easier.