A joined up strategy on workplace training and education is required to tackle the care sector’s staffing crisis, training solutions provide CareShield says.
CEO Christian Greenshaw said a comprehensive strategy between employers, training providers and the education sector was required.
“Pushing health and social care managers towards higher education pre-employment alone cannot effectively meet the challenges of the sector,” Christian said.
“There needs to be a blended solution of on the job training and qualifications to allow people to upskill quickly ensuring they are competent to deliver the service they need to provide. This starts at managing the development of staff, moving them along mandatory and statutory training, into career pathways and job competencies to progress.”
CareShield provides innovative technology solutions such as its workforce development platform, which ensues employees have the right skills and know how to best deliver this knowledge on the job.
The business also offers on the job training backed up by classroom and online learning, which can be broken down into bite sized chunks so that employees stay motivated and can visualise their progression.
Christian added: “For decades, the health and social care sector has been undervalued, CareShield want to change this. We are currently working with care employers and universities to professionalise the sector and create a culture of empowerment for both employers and employees.”