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Take a look at through our blogs and articles where you'll find top tips, insights from others working in the sector, and round-ups of our key resources.

If you’d be interested in writing a blog or being interviewed for one our pieces please email catriona.wilson@skillsforcare.org.uk.

 


Azure launches recruitment incentive to support with finding and keeping high-quality staff

03 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

Over the Christmas and New Year period we’re sharing some additional good news stories from the sector in 2023. This time we hear from Azure about the…read more

azure recruitment incentive

03 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

azure recruitment incentive

Over the Christmas and New Year period we’re sharing some additional good news stories from the sector in 2023. This time we hear from Azure about the…read more

Good news story

Recruitment

Retention

How we reduced turnover from 92% to 3% in two years

28 Sep 2023 Barry O'Driscoll

Barry O'Driscoll, Registered Manager, Sycamore Lodge, shares how they drastically reduced turnover rates by focusing on a positive culture and values-…read more

Barry O

28 Sep 2023 Barry O'Driscoll

Barry O

Barry O'Driscoll, Registered Manager, Sycamore Lodge, shares how they drastically reduced turnover rates by focusing on a positive culture and values-…read more

Retention

Recruitment

Six top tips to support staff retention

27 Sep 2023 Skills for Care

Once you’ve recruited the right people, it’s important to keep them. We’ve rounded up some top tips to help you retain staff and lower turnover. read more

Young male and female social care worker smiling

27 Sep 2023 Skills for Care

Young male and female social care worker smiling

Once you’ve recruited the right people, it’s important to keep them. We’ve rounded up some top tips to help you retain staff and lower turnover. read more

Recruitment

Retention

Safe and effective staffing requires you to #RecruitRight

26 Sep 2023 Rob Hargreaves

Rob Hargreaves, Information Services Manager at Skills for Care explains what regulated providers will need to demonstrate and what support is availab…read more

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26 Sep 2023 Rob Hargreaves

rob h

Rob Hargreaves, Information Services Manager at Skills for Care explains what regulated providers will need to demonstrate and what support is availab…read more

CQC

Recruitment

Skills for Care launches values-based recruitment toolkit

25 Sep 2023 Skills for Care

Skills for Care launches values-based recruitment toolkit read more

Care workers learning in a classroom

25 Sep 2023 Skills for Care

Care workers learning in a classroom

Skills for Care launches values-based recruitment toolkit read more

Recruitment

What you need to know about safe and fair recruitment

21 Sep 2023 Skills for Care

It’s important that all your recruitment is conducted in a safe and fair way, especially when recruiting people from certain groups. We round up what …read more

Two women talking at a desk

21 Sep 2023 Skills for Care

Two women talking at a desk

It’s important that all your recruitment is conducted in a safe and fair way, especially when recruiting people from certain groups. We round up what …read more

Culture and diversity

Recruitment

Ethical international recruitment: what you need to know

20 Sep 2023 Skills for Care

Our latest data shows that 70,000 people were recruited from abroad into direct care giving roles in 2022/23. We look at what you need to know about e…read more

A lady holding another lady's hand

20 Sep 2023 Skills for Care

A lady holding another lady's hand

Our latest data shows that 70,000 people were recruited from abroad into direct care giving roles in 2022/23. We look at what you need to know about e…read more

Culture and diversity

Recruitment

Interview: the importance of references in social care

18 Sep 2023 Skills for Care

We spoke with Dominic Headley, founder and director of Dominic Headley and Associates a specialist consultant, about the importance of references. read more

dominic headley presents

18 Sep 2023 Skills for Care

dominic headley presents

We spoke with Dominic Headley, founder and director of Dominic Headley and Associates a specialist consultant, about the importance of references. read more

Recruitment

We hear from men working across social care about why they love their job

15 Sep 2023 Skills for Care

Men only account for 18% of the adult social care workforce in England. It’s important to encourage more men to consider a career in social care, so t…read more

George Fletcher

15 Sep 2023 Skills for Care

George Fletcher

Men only account for 18% of the adult social care workforce in England. It’s important to encourage more men to consider a career in social care, so t…read more

Culture and diversity

Good news story

Recruitment

Why we need to recruit a new demographic into a career in care

14 Sep 2023 Oonagh Smyth

Our CEO, Oonagh Smyth, discusses the importance of attracting a new demographic into a career in care, including more men and younger people. read more

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

14 Sep 2023 Oonagh Smyth

Photo of Oonagh Smyth

Our CEO, Oonagh Smyth, discusses the importance of attracting a new demographic into a career in care, including more men and younger people. read more

Culture and diversity

Recruitment