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New care recruitment consultancy aims to boost staff retention

A new recruitment consultancy, hirestaff, has been launched with an aim to improve staff retention by care homes.

The company said its relationship-centred recruitment model will see it working in partnership with care providers to attract and recruit the right staff, not only with the right skills, but also with the right values and behaviours.

"In care homes, relationships between staff and residents are at the heart of excellence in compassionate and dignified care,” a spokesman said.

“The company’s founding mission is to find people focused candidates who know what it means to provide high quality support for vulnerable older people,” he added.

The same level of care will be taken when finding the next role for candidates, the company said.

hirestaff will guide and support their career aspirations, empowering them to make the right choices for personal and professional growth, added the spokesman.

hirestaff is headed by chief executive and founder Reena Sidar (pictured), who brings more than a decade of recruitment experience to the sector.

While working on a consultancy project for a national care home provider, Sidar saw that warm, caring and positive relationships between staff and residents were vital to a great care home.

This motivated her to start hirestaff to ensure that vulnerable older people receive safe, compassionate care.

“This is an important time to be supporting excellence in care. There’s evidence that staff turnover not only can have a negative impact on the quality of care, but also on the emotional and physical wellbeing of vulnerable older people,” said Sidar.

“My own experience has shown that the secret to success in finding and keeping employees is selecting people first and foremost for their values, behaviours and emotional intelligence. hirestaff will do this wholeheartedly by finding staff whose skills and values will deliver compassionate, safe and effective care. Seeing the direct impact of our work motivates me every day,” she added.

Sidar is joined by director and chief financial officer Sanjay Sidar who will oversee finance, tax, treasury and investor relations.

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