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Training Essentials

The third element of staffing is, of course, Training. Before we get stuck into this week’s post, let’s be clear why we carry out training at all, in any subject – it is so that the candidate LEARNS and is safe to practice.   We talked about this in a recent post called “Training vs…

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Infection Prevention Fund

Thanks for the feedback on our recent series – the four stages of recruitment.  We will come back to step three next week, as the Government has just announced additional funding for Infection Prevention and Control in order to reduce Coronavirus infections across the winter. More info can be found here and your Local Authority…

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Induction Essentials

The second element of our staffing process is Induction, a really important stage, particularly in adult social care.  If you have not seen last weeks post “Interview Essentials”, making the interview part of induction, has many benefits – “Interview Essentials” can be found here. So, you’ve now completed all the interviews, made your hiring decisions…

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Recruitment Essentials

Last week’s blog focused on the new Immigration Act which will become law on 1st January 2021 and its potential impact on the adult social care market.  As I hinted last week, my intention is always to provide continued support to the sector, rather than stirring up any kind of panic in people!  Whilst we…

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Home Economics

Thanks once again for all of your lovely comments on last week’s blog on the latest Skills for Care report.  At the very end, I touched on a very interesting statistic – that some 250,000 care workers are non-British.  Nothing unusual in that, I hear you say.  Absolutely not, given that we live in a…

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Skills for Care Size and Structure Report

Thanks for the feedback last week about the Training Matrix; lots of thought and feedback went into its development and I just wanted to thank those customers who shared their ideas.    We have just released a survey to help inform and prioritise our Autumn development schedule.  So if you want a new topic to be…

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Workforce Development Fund

Thanks to everyone that shared the recent supervision and CQC post, it is such an important piece of the Social Care jigsaw and if you have not yet seen our free supervision skills check and eLearning module, then please do so here. This week’s blog can only be about one topic – Workforce Development Fund…

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Medals and Missions

Thanks again for the feedback on last week’s post about Certificates.  This week I want to visit something I have been meaning to blog about for a long time and that is Medals and Missions. The Rat Sandwich (or sh*t sandwich as you may have heard it called) The tried and tested method for sharing…

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Care Certificate and Certificates

Welcome to our new subscribers and thanks for the comments and interactions on Sarah’s LinkedIn page. We are delighted that people have connected with the “learning vs training” post, plus the recent one on Supervision. This weeks blog is a guest appearance from Alex and he has chosen to visit another topic in a very…

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Robust evidence

Thanks for the feedback over recent weeks to the blog posts.  We know that these are challenging times and we are all adapting as we go. This week, I wanted to follow up the recent post around “learning vs training” and its counterpart, but “eLearning doesn’t work, does it?”  We know you have all had…

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