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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.

 


How the ASYE can support retention of newly-qualified social workers

24 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

We look at how the assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) for newly qualified social workers can help to support retention. read more

ASYE-homepage

24 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

ASYE-homepage

We look at how the assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) for newly qualified social workers can help to support retention. read more

Learning and development

Social work

Retention

Why managers shouldn’t be afraid to develop their staff

22 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

Victoria Collier, Deputy Head of National Workforce Development, Capability and Skills at Skills for Care discusses why managers shouldn’t fear develo…read more

VC

22 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

VC

Victoria Collier, Deputy Head of National Workforce Development, Capability and Skills at Skills for Care discusses why managers shouldn’t fear develo…read more

Leadership

Learning and development

Management

Retention

Bowfell House sees benefits of effective learning and development for staff

19 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

This #GoodNewsFriday we hear from Bowfell House about how they support learning and development for their team, and the benefits it has for the organi…read more

bowfell house staff

19 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

bowfell house staff

This #GoodNewsFriday we hear from Bowfell House about how they support learning and development for their team, and the benefits it has for the organi…read more

Good news story

Learning and development

Retention

What data tells us about how learning and development supports retention

17 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

We round-up what our latest data tells us about how learning and development supports retention. read more

17 Jan 2024 Skills for Care

We round-up what our latest data tells us about how learning and development supports retention. read more

ASC-WDS

Learning and development

Retention

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 use ASC-WDS to support our organisation

30 Oct 2023 David McCluskey

David McCluskey, Learning Data Intelligence Analyst at care provider HC-One shares how the organisation uses the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set …read more

dave hc one

30 Oct 2023 David McCluskey

dave hc one

David McCluskey, Learning Data Intelligence Analyst at care provider HC-One shares how the organisation uses the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set …read more

ASC-WDS

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

Settling international employees into your organisation

24 Jul 2023 Skills for Care

We spoke with care providers about how they help to settle staff recruited from abroad into their workplace and their new home, as part of supporting …read more

cathryn fairhurst

24 Jul 2023 Skills for Care

cathryn fairhurst

We spoke with care providers about how they help to settle staff recruited from abroad into their workplace and their new home, as part of supporting …read more

Culture and diversity

Recruitment

Retention

How can reward and recognition support a positive workplace culture

19 Jul 2023 Neil Eastwood

Neil Eastwood explores the opportunity to show more gratitude in the workplace and what options are available to employers to improve in this area. read more

Neil-Eastwood

19 Jul 2023 Neil Eastwood

Neil-Eastwood

Neil Eastwood explores the opportunity to show more gratitude in the workplace and what options are available to employers to improve in this area. read more

Culture and diversity

Leadership

Retention