An interesting statistic which bodes well for the care industry came up recently when we asked the student and trainee applicants for this year WorldSkills UK 2015 Health and Social Care competition to complete our values based recruitment tool.
We always monitor and advise our clients on establishing benchmarks and identifying the relevant personality traits for the job they are recruiting or promoting for, which helps us to stay on top of what really matters to employers and reinforces what we already know about what makes a good frontline care worker, manager, etc.
With that in mind we reviewed the results from 70 applicants to see what trends, if any, we could identify from the next generation of carers coming through the further education and training route.
As we always say, there are no ‘wrong’ personality types, just people in the wrong jobs to suit their strengths. From the results we were very pleased to see that the vast majority of students and trainees were located in the psychological map location that produces the best frontline care workers.
There were also a few future effective managers coming through as well, so all in all a positive outcome. Below is a quick infographic of the results;
If we were running a company and these were our employees, it would represent a good range of strengths from which we could build effective and balanced teams and know that we had the pool of people to fit the roles and requirements the business would need to succeed.
From the educators’ perspective, it’s good to know that their courses are predominantly attracting people that will be able to deliver the care required and that all the training, coaching and hard work will be worth it.