What is the problem?
When the coronavirus pandemic rapidly spread throughout the UK in March 2020, there were increasing pressures on care providers to recruit and train staff to care for the elderly and vulnerable.
NHS England decided on the approach to discharge ‘medically fit’ long-term patients in order to free up 15,000 hospital beds. Many of these former patients needed care within the community, and potentially still do.
The result of this meant there were more people to care for and there was a big risk of losing staff to the virus too, many companies were extremely overwhelmed; according to UKHCA (UK Homecare Association).
From our research, the majority of care agencies currently recruit in-house; either directly with job sites such as Indeed.co.uk or through online job advertising agencies who will advertise their vacancies across a wider network of sites.
What is the solution?
With the increased demand for care workers and limited staff resources to shortlist and interview candidates since the beginning of COVID-19, some care agencies could turn to recruitment agencies; which can, of course, be very expensive.
To alleviate the pressures on office staff within the care provider industry, who are usually tasked with trawling through applications, arranging interviews and training; there is alternate support available through fixed cost recruitment services. This is a substantially more cost-effective option whereby support can be provided throughout the entire recruitment process. Moreover, the care providers will not be burdened with high fees.
We can offer you many services such as Fixed-Cost Recruitment, Job Description Library, Job Description Templates and Job Advertising Packages to alleviate any pressures you face when hiring. To find out more please contact us.