Curious about care

Values-based recruitment is essential to ensuring you employ a compassionate, person-centred workforce that is committed to providing quality care. It can be tricky to know how to assess a candidate’s values and whether they align with those of your organisation....

Increase to the minimum wage and other statutory rates

The government has confirmed that minimum wage rates will increase from April 2022. The rates are to change as follows: National Living Wage (23+) £8.91 – £9.50 21–22-year-old rate – £8.36 – £9.18 18–20-year-old rate – £6.56 – £6.83...

Care staff to be included on the Shortage Occupation List

Following recommendations from migration experts, care assistants and other care jobs have been made eligible for the Health and Care Visa and placed on the Shortage Occupation List. What does this mean? Placing care workers on the Shortage Occupation List (SOL)...

A National Recruitment Campaign Returns

Launched in October by the Department of Health and Social Care to help close the vacancy gap This October, the Department of Health and Social Care will launch the second phase of the national adult care recruitment campaign.  Developed in response to the sector’s...

Zero Hour Contract Rights

Understanding the complex nature of remaining legally complaint with Zero Hour contract laws   Zero hours contract staff rights remain a major talking point for employers. With nearly two million people in the UK relying on them for work, it’s important for you...

Creative Care Career Pathways

24th January 2019 | Fielder Centre | Hatfield Business Park By 2036, over 20% of Hertfordshire’s total population are expected to be aged 65 or over. The growth in the elderly population, combined with increasingly complex care needs, calls for a crucial upturn...