Session announcement: HR and people management
Staffing is one of the biggest challenges facing the social care sector at the moment, with 165,000 vacant posts in 2021/2022.
Care workers are often paid less than other sectors including retail, and while annual wages in real terms increased by an average of 1.8% from 2012 to 2021, they decreased in real terms by 1.5% between March 2021 and March 2022.
On top of this, Brexit has made it harder for services to recruit European employees, cutting off part of the pipeline for new staff.
In this session, three leading HR professionals will be sharing their tips for not just recruiting staff, but recruiting the right people and making sure they stay.
Neil Eastwood is the author of the book Saving Social Care (review coming soon to a blog near you..), and founder and CEO of the employee referral app Care Friends, where staff can recommend potential new team members. The app won the 2023 King’s Award for Innovation.
Sonia Rai is founder and director of HR consultancy Nectar HR, which has significant experience in the social care sector. Sonia is our Care Managers Show Agony Aunt – check out her advice on managing your time off work and making your staff want to stick around.
Genevieve Glover is group HR director at Barchester Healthcare, where she is responsible for 20,000 staff. Barchester provides nursing and residential care for more than 13,000 people across 250 services in the UK.
Join Neil, Sonia, and Genevieve in the Operational Excellence theatre to:
- Learn some innovative solutions to recruitment and retention
- Discuss how to do more than pay lip-service to equality, diversity, and inclusion
- Hear about solutions to main HR challenges including how to develop future leaders and digitising processes
- Get answers to your most pressing HR questions
Join experts from Arden University to learn strategies for conducting disciplinary meetings, and improve your ability to have difficult conversations with residents, relatives, and staff alike.
Join Adam Purnell from the IHSCM to earn practical strategies for effective remote leadership, including harnessing technology and fostering collaboration.
Join us as Davina McCall discusses the challenges and successes of the care sector with our esteemed panel of care managers.
Join experts from Arden University to learn how to embed safety practices and learning from mistakes in your team culture, in line with CQC’s focus on ‘safety through learning’.
Join home care leaders and digital experts as The Caring View’s Mark Topps moderates this discussion on one of the most difficult topics in home care: rostering.
Join the NHS Digitising Social Care team and ex-technophobe care managers to hear how they embraced technology and plan your own journey, one small step at a time.
Join Christine Wint and Tricia Pereira of Skills for Care to discover the principles of ‘caring to change’ and the transformative effect it can have on your team and workplace.
Join home care leaders from BelleVie and Walfinch along with recruitment expert Neil Eastwood to learn how to look after your people and strengthen your remote team.
Join Sanjay Dhrona from The Close Care Home and Mark Topps and Adam Purnell from The Caring View for this workshop on navigating difficult ethical decisions at work.