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Skills for Care launches #RecruitmentReady online toolkit

Skills for Care has launched a two-month campaign highlighting its online tools, resources and information to support recruitment of social care staff.

The #RecruitmentReady spotlight ties into the strategic workforce development and planning body for social care in England’s ‘recruit’ work, which aims to provide “support to find and keep the right people”.

Skills for Care’s recruitment resources webpage collates a range of resources and content including videos, templates, best practice guidelines and training support.

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.

The activity will also highlight the value and variety of a career in social care for people considering a career in the sector, including school leavers who will be receiving their exam results in August.

Skills for Care said the focus on recruitment will help support employers to manage the impact of the Covid 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.

“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,” said workforce capacity and transformation head Jim Thomas.

“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,” he added.

All of Skills for Care’s #RecruitmentReady support, information, and resources can be found at https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/About/News/Monthly-spotlight/RecruitmentReady.aspx.

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