Social care: a guide to attracting and retaining a thriving workforceA guide to attracting and retaining a thriving workforce
With an estimated workforce of 1.52 million, the adult social care sector makes up a significant section of the UK labor market. It will need to rapidly expand over the years ahead to keep up with growing demand. Recent research from Totaljobs found that a third of UK workers would be open to working in social care. Yet there continues to be longstanding recruitment challenges for the sector.
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- Improving attitudes towards care work will provide an opportunity to boost recruitment
- Misperceptions are limiting recruitment opportunities
- Drive recruitment through raised awareness of entry requirements
- Adopt values-based recruitment to attract workers more likely to remain in the sector