Please find links to a selection of relevant health and social care industry reports below.
Measuring the impact of a values-based approach to recruitment and retention - Skills For Care 2016 - The longitudinal study into the impact of adopting a values based approach to recruitment and retention states that Employers agree strong social care values should be at the heart of all care and support services, and research suggests that employers taking a values based approach to recruitment and retention are reaping the rewards. On the whole, employers using a values based approach to recruitment and retention reported: staff performed better, staff had stronger care values, a lower staff turnover, a positive return on investment (£1.23 for every £1 spent). A range of social care organisations took part in the research which compared key performance indicators of organisations using a values based approach to recruitment and retention, against others using more traditional methods. The report was conducted by an independent research consultancy, Consilium, on behalf of Skills for Care. To see the key findings, click here.
Value based recruitment toolkit Evaluation of 12 month pilot (July 2013/14) - In summary, the VBRT pilot has been successful with participants using the toolkit to review their recruitment processes as well as using it to support other HR practices and organisational change. This work will now be developed further under the remit of the Department of Health Recruitment and Retention group as part of their refreshed recruitment and retention strategy 2014/2017. The group will incorporate key findings and recommendations from the evaluation report to build upon work planned to support the sector with adopting a values based approach to recruitment and how organisations ensure that the culture of their organisations embeds values into every aspect of their workforce retention activities. Read the full report by clicking here.
Skills for Care Recruitment and Retention draft Strategy document - 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. Click here.
HEE Values Based Recruitment Framework Oct 2014 - Health Education England’s (HEE) Values Based Recruitment Framework is aimed at transforming the way that students and employees are recruited, in a single standardised way, to ensure the NHS recruits the best people to give its patients the best care possible. We're pleased to read numerous references to the Values Based Recruitment Toolkit, which Profiles4Care played a significant part in developing, being singled out as an important resource by the NHS in its Framework. HEE will also ensure that selection into all new NHS funded training posts incorporates testing of values based recruitment by March 2015. To read the HEE's Values Based Recruitment Framework, click here.
The Cavendish Review - In the wake of the Francis Report and other reports highlighting poor care in health and social care, the Cavendish Review was established to investigate what can be done to ensure that all people using services are treated with care and compassion by healthcare assistants and support workers in the NHS and social care settings. Click here to read the report.