Skills for Care, the strategic workforce development and planning body for social care in England, is highlighting its comprehensive selection of tools, resources and information to support recruitment with its #RecruitmentReady campaign, running throughout August and September.
The workforce development body has launched a new recruitment resources spotlight page which collates a range of resources and content, including videos, templates, best practice guidelines, training support and more.
New blogs and articles sharing expert insights, advice, and interviews from people within the Skills for Care team and those working within the sector, will also be added to the website throughout August and September.
As well as providing recruitment support for managers and those working in the sector, the activity will also highlight the value and variety of a career in social care for people considering a career, including school leavers who will be receiving their exam results in August.
The focus on recruitment will help support employers to manage the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on recruitment and turnover, and to prepare to recruit additional staff or replace staff who may have moved on or be looking to move on following the pandemic.
Jim Thomas, Head of Workforce Capacity and Transformation, said: “Supporting the recruitment and workforce planning of the social care sector is a core part of our work at Skills for Care, and ensuring that the social care workforce has the right people with the right values and behaviours, is a key element of our strategy.
“We have a wide range of tools and resources available to support social care employers with recruitment and are continually developing new content and projects to develop this further.
“We’re delighted to highlight the recruitment resources we have available through August and September in one easy-to-navigate section of our website and we hope this proves incredibly useful to employers during these busy and challenging times.”
All of Skills for Care’s #RecruitmentReady support, information, and resources are available on its website.
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