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Oct 21
Article

Using the Care Friends app to support better recruitment and retention

Using the Care Friends app to support better recruitment and retention
Tuesday 19 October 2021

The Care Friends app, launched by recruitment thought-leader Neil Eastwood in partnership with Skills for Care, provides an innovative solution for social care recruitment and retention. Here's what social care employers had to say about the app. #RetainToGain

14
Oct 21
Article

What our Moving Up programme looks like for 2021/22

What our Moving Up programme looks like for 2021/22
Thursday 14 October 2021

We're delighted to announce that our Moving Up programme is now open for 2021/22.The programme is aimed at leaders with Black, Asian, and other diverse backgrounds who want to take the next step in their career.

14
Oct 21
Blog

A thank you from our CEO to all employers who contribute to ASC-WDS

A thank you from our CEO to all employers who contribute to ASC-WDS
Thursday 14 October 2021

It's that time of year again as we have launched our annual 'The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England' report, hear what our CEO Oonagh Smyth has to say.

06
Oct 21
Article

Support for promoting equality and diversity among social care teams

Support for promoting equality and diversity among social care teams
Wednesday 6 October 2021

Supporting equality and diversity among the social care sector is a core element of our strategy and all our work at Skills for Care. We will be celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth2021, recognising the important impact of Black people and other people with a diverse background on the social care sector and our communities.

04
Oct 21
Article

What is retention and why is it important?

What is retention and why is it important?
Monday 4 October 2021

We'll be shining a light on the different tools, resources, and projects we have available to help you retain staff, as well as sharing new blogs and articles over the next couple of months focused on top tips for retention, interviews with social care thought-leaders, and guest blogs from colleagues in the sector about how they manage retention.

01
Oct 21
Blog

Celebrating Black History Month in October

Celebrating Black History Month in October
Friday 1 October 2021

Skills for Care CEO Oonagh Smyth launches our Black History Month activity - #BlackHistoryMonth2021 #ProudToBe

30
Sep 21
Article

Getting started in social work with ASYE

Getting started in social work with ASYE
Thursday 30 September 2021

Welcoming new starters and newly-qualified entrants to the sector is a key consideration of the recruitment process. We spoke with three ASYE social workers about their experience with the programme.

30
Sep 21
Article

Partnering with an employer support organisation to tackle recruitment and retention

Partnering with an employer support organisation to tackle recruitment and retention
Thursday 30 September 2021

Pre-pandemic, Skills for Care funded three employability support organisations to work with providers in social care to recruit people either under-represented in the social care workforce or who may experience barriers moving into work #RecruitmentReady

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Sep 21
Article

Interview: the importance of references in social care

Interview: the importance of references in social care
Wednesday 22 September 2021

We spoke with Dominic Headley, founder and director of Dominic Headley and Associates a specialist consultancy providing training and advice to employers to support safeguarding and safe and fair recruitment. Gain and provide effective references and explore why this is so important in the social care sector.

16
Sep 21
Article

Using social media and digital content to support recruitment in social care

Using social media and digital content to support recruitment in social care
Thursday 16 September 2021

Social media has become a huge part of most people's everyday lives – so, it's no surprise that social media has also become an important part of the recruitment process across all sectors, including social care. We spoke with social care recruiters and managers to find out how they're using social media to support their recruitment activity.

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