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Colin Stevenson of Notable Change, on reducing staff turnover in the care industry

Colin Stevenson, the founder of Notable Change International recruitment and consultancy services, discusses the need for selecting the right candidate through an effective screening process to make the much-needed changes in the care industry…

Currently the care industry as a whole has an extremely high turnover of staff, especially true for the businesses employing care workers.

The usual recruitment process at the moment is: advertise for the role, sift through CVs, carry out credentials and qualifications checks or a reference check, interview, possibly offer a second interview, then a job offer.

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Cristian Grossmann, CEO and Co-Founder of Beekeeper – a digital workforce management platform – on retaining home care workers through better access to shift schedules…

Cristian Grossmann, CEO and Co-Founder of Beekeeper – a digital workforce management platform – on retaining care workers through better access to shift schedules…

It’s no secret that the UK care and nursing home industry typically has a higher rate of staff vacancies compared to others. A recent report showed that the vacancy rate in the adult social care sector was 6.6%, higher than the national average of 2.6%. Just as worrying, staff turnover in the adult care sector has climbed to  27.8% and has been steadily increasing since 2012.

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Royal Alfred's Anne Kasey on social care training

Anne Kasey, Home Manager and Clinical Lead for maritime charity, the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, discusses the importance of investing in training in the social care sector and how it benefits residents…

It doesn’t matter which sector one operates in – having the right staff for the job is paramount to the success of any business. In the social care industry, this is more important than anywhere as staff are fundamental to the health and wellbeing of residents and have a duty of care to fulfil. 

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It's Time To Be Bold When It Comes To Attracting Younger Talent

It is no secret that there is a recruitment crisis within the social care sector and recent statistics suggest that one million new care workers are needed by 2025 to cope with the ageing population.

Statistics show that currently, 800,000 young people are not employed or in education2, and evidence suggests that by attracting these young people to apply for a role within your care setting, it can bring new, fresh ideas and different perspectives on caring for others as well as helping to plug this gap. 

However, there seems to be a stigma around working in care which is preventing younger people from applying for roles, this could be due to the lack of awareness and education around the career path available within care homes. This stigma really needs to go!

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