Skills for Care

Supporting individual employers recruit the right PA #RecruitRight

04 Sep 2023

Throughout September Skills for Care are shining a spotlight on how to recruit the right number of people, with the right values and behaviours, working in social care now and in the future.

As an individual employer you can make sure you’re hiring the right PA based on your unique health and care needs and we have helpful resources to support you through your recruitment process.

We also have resources to support PAs find the right role for them and guidance for organisations wanting to connect individual employers to PAs with one another.


Recruiting and retaining PAs

If you would you like to learn more about how to retain your PA view our recruitment and retention event recordings that are full of helpful tips to guide you on how to do it.

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Different approaches to attracting and recruiting PAs

Take a look at our Different approaches to attracting and recruiting PAs video that covers how others use social media to attract them to the role.

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Value based recruitment sessions

Watch our value based recruitment sessions designed to support you as an individual employer attract the right PA to match your values and behaviours.

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Hear from individual employers who talk about how they recruit PAs

Do you wonder how others find the right PA for them? Hear directly form individual employers sharing their experiences on what worked for them and the resources they've used to support them.

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Toolkit booklet: Recruiting a PA

As an individual employer you can make sure you’re hiring the right person, with the right values and skills, our booklet has guidance on how to get the most out of the recruitment process by asking the right questions.

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Toolkit booklet: Before your PA starts

Once you've decided who to recruit as your PA there are several tasks that need to be completed to make sure you're meeting legal requirements as an employer. This booklet has useful guidance and templates on health and safety at work, redundancy measures and preparing a contract of employment.

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PA Toolkit

We’ve put together a list of the best places to look for a job as a personal assistant along with some advice on what's involved in the recruitment process so you can get prepared.

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Guidance on how to develop a personal assistant register

Are you an organisation looking to support individual employers (IE) and personal assistants (PAs) find each other? View our How to develop a PA register guide to find out how you can set a service like this up in your area.

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Developing a #PositiveWorkplaceCulture for individual employers and PAs

Have you completed the national survey of care workers?