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Skills for Care: Secrets of Success Research

What is it?

Recruitment and retention in adult social care: secrets to success. Learning from employers what works well (2017)

Research was conducted in adult social care organisations with a turnover of less than 10% to see how they successfully recruit and retain their staff. Findings from these employers included:

- recruiting people with the right values and behaviours, who are more likely to stay

- understanding your local area to inform business planning

- using innovative strategies to attract candidates from the local community

- offering quality training, positive working conditions, flexible working and competitive pay rates.​

Why do it?

Following on from this and further research and expertise in this area, Skills for Care has a dedicated 'recruitment and retention' area of their website which is designed to help employers successfully recruit and retain people with the right values. It's split into:

- Planning your recruitment

- Recruiting the right people

- Retaining your staff


Free to access.

How to take forward: