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Skills for Care would like to find out more about the effectiveness and impact of the Finding and keeping workers online resource, and how it has helped you with your recruitment and retention challenges. The survey takes an average of 10-15 minutes to complete. The closing date for responses is…
Nursing leaders have warned that the NHS "would not cope" without staff from abroad, as new figures suggest the number of EU nationals joining NHS hospitals has soared. Around one in five nurses recruited in England 2015/16 were non-British EU nationals - up from one in 14 in 2011/12. Over…
The National Probation Service, which manages higher-risk offenders, has been hit by "chronic" staff shortages in Kent, a watchdog has warned. The performance of the service in the county was described as "noticeably poor" in comparison to other areas. It was struggling to establish itself and not enough was being…
In February 2016, the Social Work Services Strategic Forum, through the Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser, commissioned a review of the recruitment and retention challenges that the Scottish social service sector faces. An online survey and qualitative interviews were conducted from June to August 2016, amongst a range…
Reduced staff turnover and improved staff performance are just some of the benefits delivered by a values based approach to recruitment and retention, according to recent research. That's why Skills for Care is now working with Oxfordshire County Council and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in…
Care Forum Wales' chair, Marlo Kreft, has been interviewed on the BBC's Good Morning Wales programme following his warnings about the 'triple whammy' hitting care homes and domiciliary care companies. Mr Kreft's (pictured) warning follows the publication of figures by Public Health Wales predicting that the number of people aged…
Hundreds of nursery schools could be forced to close if the Government goes ahead with plans to offer parents 30 hours of free childcare, a teaching union has warned. Pre-schools in England would "cease to be financially viable" after the planned two years of financial support from the taxpayer ends,…
Tens of thousands of care workers from the European Union are facing an uncertain future in England following the vote for Brexit, leading care organisations have said. It means that care services for the elderly and disabled people could be at risk, according to the older people's charity Independent Age…
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