The UK job market remains competitive however, it’s important to recognise that it has been shaped by the pandemic, with many employees adopting a new outlook and reassessing their work-life balance values. Straightforward application processes, flexibility and enjoyable employee-first working environments are now among the key factors that are encouraging people to work within the sector.
It’s widely recognised that in order to find new talent without poaching from other organisations or relying on agency staff, organisations must diversify the way they attract candidates.
This section shares some of the solutions to the recruitment issues we are currently facing. It’s aimed at helping us think differently about our approaches and break the norms of organisational culture.
There is an urgent need to change the way we recruit in the health and social care sector to protect our future pipeline and workforce sustainability.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s (GMCA) Work and Skills Team continues to monitor employment and skills trends among local people and their sector-wide impact on future workforce pipelines.
As you can see from the excerpt below, which has been taken from the latest GM Labour Market Plan, there has been a post-pandemic shift towards:
- More home working
- Increased use of digital technology and workplace automation
- More flexible working
- Shifting away from ‘jobs for life’
Next » Promotion
By using a range of promotional engagement tactics we can attract new people into the roles that are available within the health and social care sector.