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Fast Track Induction…

Thanks for the kind feedback on last week’s Resilience blog; I hope it provided some support during this difficult time for all. I wanted to turn this week to another key issue – the recruitment and retention of care workers.  This has always been a thorny issue within the adult social care space, though there…

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Resilience during tough times…

What do you associate resilience with?  Is it a positive or negative? Often the need to be resilient is linked to tough or challenging times in our lives; as a result resilience can be associated with the negatives.  It is a natural part of what we use to cope, to get by, to deal with…

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Grey Matter Learning’s response to COVID-19

We’re working to support our community during this COVID-19 crisis.  We are humbled by the positive response that we received on our free Coronavirus e-learning course.  Since 2006, our mission has been to Improve Lives Through Learning and to help the community further during this outbreak, we’re now offering: Free access to Click, our online…

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Not April Fools…

Thanks to everyone for sharing their feedback about the Effective Delegation post which was two weeks ago (apologies I missed a week) – how things have changed in only two weeks, it feels much longer… It is the first of April and no, this post definitely will not be some sort of “April Fools” post…

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Effective Delegation

Effective Delegation

Over the past couple of weeks we have been looking at things that potentially save managers time and empower staff at the same time and thanks to everyone who has shared their feedback and some of things they have found useful. If anyone has used the really powerful question, please do share your experience? I…

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Time management

I hope you enjoyed last week’s post about the really powerful question; I know it is something I wish I had known about a long time ago… This week, I wanted to follow on from the really powerful question in a similar vein, one of the things I said last week, is “time is the…

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The Really Powerful Question…

Thanks, as always, to everyone who shared their feedback on the last post about CQC and measuring leadership behaviours. As I indicated last week, there’s a really powerful question which would save managers’ time AND empower staff at the same time. If you are a manager, senior or a team leader, then this week’s post…

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How will CQC measure your leadership and management behaviours?

Thanks to everyone who shared their feedback about “Values Based Leadership” last week; I found it really interesting researching the Skills for Care materials and thinking about what we do in our organisation and what we could do differently. This week, I wanted to go back to Lead to Succeed, because there is a slide…

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Values Based Leadership

Thanks to Neil Eastwood for last week’s insightful post about Values Based Recruitment (VBR); we are very grateful to Neil for taking time out of his busy schedule to share his knowledge and understanding. I am always encouraged when something, that on the surface might seem complex, can be broken down by a skilled communicator…

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Why it is important to recruit for values early and three ways to start…

This week I am delighted to share this guest post from Neil Eastwood… As the title suggests three great tips for adding VBR to your recruitment processes. There is little doubt that recruitment will be the top business risk for social care employers throughout the coming decade. With the increasing pressure on recruiters and managers…

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