I’ve worked at a number of different companies in my career and something that has always interested me is employee engagement. Since joining everyLIFE I have heard about the challenges that the social care sector faces in recruitment and retention and I can’t help but wonder about employee engagement in the care sector and whether it could help to ease some of the challenges faced.
It’s no secret that staff recruitment and retention is one of the care sector’s greatest challenges. Social care recruitment is a complex topic with a number of variables contributing to the crisis. It’s thought that by 2037, there will be an extra 1 million jobs to fill in the sector. We spoke with Neil Eastwood, author of Amazon bestseller ‘Saving Social Care’, to find out why recruitment is such a challenge for the industry and how care homes can overcome it by finding and retaining great care staff.