Did you know Hertfordshire has an average staff turnover rate of 19.9%, as of July 2015? The turnover rate varies depending on job group; Direct care staff have the highest turnover rate (23.6%), followed by regulated professional staff (17.2%) and managerial staff (12.3%). Additionally, as of July 2015, Hertfordshire has a vacancy rate of rate of 10.1%.

Given an estimated 19,900 direct care jobs in Hertfordshire and a turnover rate of 23.6% this equates to around 4,700 positions being made vacant in the last 12 months. Managerial and supervisory roles had a turnover rate of 12.3% and an estimated 2,450 jobs, this equates to around 300 positions being made vacant. There are an estimated 1,200 regulated professional roles, and a turnover rate of 17.2%, this equates to around 200 positions being made vacant in the last 12 months.

Now more than ever retention of staff is essential. How are you making sure you choose staff with the right values to stay in this sector and your organisation?

Remember you can use Herts Good Care Recruitment Service! The service matches candidates up with vacancies and services via a professional values based recruitment specialist. Additionally the candidate completes a value based questionnaire which gives you a full report on their potential ethics within the sector.

The report includes:

  • A summary of the candidate
  • Working with clients and employees
  • The report explores communication, safety, dealing with behaviours that concern, professionalism, self-awareness and whether they will stay in the job.
  • Suggested interview questions based specifically on the candidate.

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This is a Fully Funded service to use and upload your vacancies. If you recruit a successful candidate, the cost of the service is £100. Once you have found the correct candidate, you can benefit from our fantastic offer for Fully Funded Care Certificate training and retention advice.

For further support and guidance, contact Natalie Nash on natalienash@hcpa.info or call  01707 536020.

  • Guidance on Values Based Recruitment – Please click here to view Skills for Care’s helpful guide to values based recruitment.
  • Training for Recruitment and Retention – Do you want to further your knowledge on values based recruitment and build your own behaviours framework specific to your organisation?

Attend our leadership course: Recruitment and Retention – Leading a Compassionate Care Service 

This course is suitable for senior managers and those responsible for HR. The course will give delegates the opportunity to reflect, review and make changes to the current culture and practice within their organisation and provide the skills and tools to create a culture of compassion using value base and behaviour based interviewing techniques. This course is designed to explore and build a shared vision and value base, and delegates will leave with a tailored behaviour framework to support supervision to use with staff.

The next course dates are- 6th October, 3rd November and 8th December

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