Recruitment and retention
According to Skills for Care, approximately 430,000 care workers leave their job every year, and there are around 112,000 vacancies at any one time. Recruiting, retaining and rewarding good care staff is essential to good care.
Ongoing workforce pressures have meant that adult social care employers and providers have needed to adopt a range of strategies to help retain and support their workforce. Never has this been more evident than in the past year when faced with an extremely difficult and uncertain financial environment and dealing with the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These top tips capture some of the approaches taken by organisations to reduce staff turnover and help retain people in the care and health workforce. Through sharing these tips, the Care Provider Alliance and Local Government Association invite you to share what successes you have had with retention across the social care workforce or lessons that may help others.
DHSC campaign to recruit staff to the adult social care sector. The campaign includes: care workers sharing their own experiences; a tool to find adult social care jobs in your local area; plus tips on perfecting your CV and succeeding at interviews, plus how to check if care is a career for you.