Important Conference Focuses On Recruitment

National-Living-Wage-LogoFinding and keeping the best staff during a challenging time for social care will be the main theme for a top regional conference this autumn.

Staff recruitment and retention will be top of the agenda when the Independent Care Group holds its annual conference on 9th November.

Keynote speaker will be Neil Eastwood, founder of award-winning recruitment experts Sticky People, who will be giving advice on how to get the right staff and keep them.

The Group’s Chair, Mike Padgham, said: “It has never been more important to get and retain the best staff in social care as the sector goes through challenging times.

“Social care remains an exciting and rewarding career but the sector sometimes has difficulties in recruiting and keeping staff. It’s time to address that and our conference in November will give delegates the tools they need to get the right people and, most importantly, keep them.”

The conference will be held at the Pavilions of Harrogate conference venue and is open to anyone working in or supplying the social care sector across the North Yorkshire and York region.

It will be chaired by influential journalist and commentator David Brindle, The Guardian’s Public Services Editor.

Mr Padgham added: “Aside from indispensable advice on staffing, the conference will also be looking at many other key issues of the day. We will I am sure be looking at where social care stands in 2016 and what impact the continuing financial cutbacks, the National Living Wage and Brexit are all having on the sector across our region.”

Earlier this year, the Group warned that the impact of the National Living Wage had contributed to grave fears about the future amongst its membership. Asked about the future, two per cent of those surveyed feared they would close within a year, five per cent within two years and 10 per cent within three years.

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