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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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Values based… everything

Now that everyone is back in full swing after the festivities, I wanted to use this week’s blog to introduce one of the themes we are going to discuss across the remainder of January and that is “values based”… We have all heard of values-based recruitment and next week Neil Eastwood is going to make…

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2019 blog review…

Thank you to all of the subscribers to our blog and thanks for all the suggestions and feedback last year. Before we get stuck into the blog proper in 2020, I wanted to take a moment to look back at the ideas and suggestions that were shared in 2019. Just got your PIR? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/just-got-your-pir-pic-sarah-knapp/ Don’t…

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Succession Planning for Social Care Managers | Care Certificate | Grey Matter Learning

Succession Planning…

Thanks again for the feedback following last week’s blog – this will be the last post for this year and we are already looking forward to sharing more ideas in 2020. One of the reasons we wanted to finish the year with succession planning is because this blog is primarily about our experience in delivering…

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Resistance to change (part 2)

Thanks again for the feedback on last week’s blog; there are a couple of points that I want to pick up just before we get stuck into the blog proper for this week. Once again, please keep the feedback coming! One of the tools outlined in Module Four of Lead to Succeed to support and…

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Resistance to change…

Hello again and thank you for the feedback and engagement that has happened with the blog post over the past few weeks. If you’ve implemented any of the ideas or suggestions we have shared, please do let us know. Towards the end of last week’s blog, we talked about Pam’s example of how she supported…

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Mandatory Training

Thanks for all the feedback about last week’s post around handling complaints and potential ways you can overcome any possible challenges. This week, I wanted to give some consideration to another topic that often comes up in the Lead to Succeed (L2S) workshops we deliver – Mandatory Training… Leading and Managing the Inspection Process (the…

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Just got your PIR / PIC?

Ever driven down the High Street or around the local Business Park and seen a banner outside the local care provider with “We are inadequate” in huge writing? Probably not, given that no-one wants to publicise they have work to do, or that their service is not as it should be. But let’s not underestimate…

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