Values Based Recruitment & Retention

New guides and tools from Skills for Care help you address workforce challenges

Download the free guide

Skills for Care has produced a new guide to help you and your staff identify your workplace values and how they can be linked to the Social Care Commitment. It also includes readiness checklists to help you reflect on your current recruitment and retention strategies and how they are being implemented as part of your day to day activity. Click the image below to download it or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to request printed copies.

Use the online toolkit

Skills for Care, in partnership with The National Skills Academy for Social Care and MacIntyre, at the request of the Department of Health, have developed a model of values-based recruitment for social care employers. 

The model brings together different aspects of values-based recruitment into an online toolkit, which will be piloted across the sector over the next twelve months.
The toolkit includes:

  • A personality profiling questionnaire for candidates
  • The Leadership Qualities Framework as a guide to behaviours and values 
  • Finders Keepers to help recruit and retain staff
  • Easy to access advice and information
  • Examples of job ads and interview questions

The toolkit is designed to help employers put social care values at the heart of their recruitment and selection practice, so that they can build a strong social care culture, help people develop careers in the sector, and deliver high quality services through having the right people in place, doing the right thing, in the right way.

To view the online toolkit, click the image below.


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