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  • Recruitment survey for social care providers

    Created: 27/07/2021, Updated: 30/07/2021

    Recruitment and retention are key to providing, sustaining and growing resilience within the whole social care sector. There have been increasing reports of concern regarding tried and tested approaches to advertising, sourcing and recruiting staff as no longer meeting the needs of staff turnover and growth.

    Scottish Care is issuing a recruitment survey to all providers that operate or work in care homes, care at home and housing support. The organisation wants to hear back from both members and non-members to provide clarity on the following issues:

    • There was a period during the pandemic where recruitment was reported to have improved as unemployment levels rose in other sectors. However, as restrictions ease and businesses re-open, there is evidence emerging that staff are leaving care to return to previous jobs and or new sectors.
    • Recruitment of staff for many organisations is proving problematic.
    • Retention of staff is proving to be problematic.
    • Some organisations are concerned that they will not be able to sustain the same levels of current delivery.
    • Some Care at Home organisations are reporting that they are not able to scale up their workforce to meet the demand for their services.

    The survey will be open from Monday, 26 July - Monday 09 August.

    Responses are being collected at service level rather than organisational level - if you operate in more than one HSCP, Scottish Care would really appreciate it if you could complete the survey for each one.

    If you have any questions or would like to speak in more detail about how this survey will be used, please contact Imogen Caird.

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