Adult social care workforce: Draft recruitment and retention strategy

Employers agree that getting the right people with the right skills, values and behaviours is fundamental to delivering high quality services. They also agree that once these individuals have been recruited it is essential to retain these workers and invest in their potential.

Effective recruitment and retention is high on every employer’s agenda. In June 2011 the Department of Health’s Recruitment and Retention Group worked with employers across the sector to develop the first ever recruitment and retention strategy for adult social care. The recruitment and retention strategy has recently been refreshed by the Department of Health and they are keen to gather as much feedback as possible on the draft.

Feedback is being collected via an online consultation. Information about the strategy and link to the consultation is available on the Skills for Care website.

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