We have recognised that a large number of care providers are struggling to recruit good managers to their services. It is a legal requirement to have a Registered Manager and there is a dramatic shortage of good candidates at present. In fact recruitment in the whole Health and Social Care sector is experiencing a crisis, exasperated by the Covid-19 Pandemic, many people are opting to leave the care sector and this is leaving a huge shortage of at all levels.
The reasons for this include: Increasing demands from regulators and stakeholders, stress or exhaustion, work/life balance. Many Registered Managers are stepping down from the role or leaving the sector all together. But above all, the main reason we hear from those we speak is “Lack of Support” and this is such a shame as it is so easily rectified.
One of our biggest challenges right now is recruiting Registered Managers, across all service types. Under pressure services are losing managers through burnout because the support and mentoring structure is not in place or not robust, A Registered Manager who does not FEEL has the potential to lead to serious harm to your business with a decrease in quality, non compliance with the regulatory framework and ultimately lost revenue if service users/residents leave or a restriction is added to the service.
In addition to services under pressure the increased demand for care is seeing new services that are being opened at an unprecedented rate, Employers are having to offer highly attractive salary packages with all sorts of add on’s including welcome bonus’s, fancy cars and bonus and commission structures just to attract interest from a decreasing pool of experienced managers.
However none of these things guarantee that a newly appointed Registered Manager will succeed or stay. To address this Social Care Consultants Ltd and OSA Healthcare Recruitment Ltd have created a package of “Recruitment and Support” to minimise these threats and give both your service and your new manager the best opportunity to not just succeed but THRIVE. By utilising our combined experience you are not only showing your employee you care about their well-being and career but we guarantee in the longer term it is much more cost effective too.
This service is suitable for:
Registered Managers who have had poor experiences in previous posts
Deputy Managers who wish to step into the role of Registered Manager
Experienced Registered Managers who are new to a post in a different aspect of the sector
Registered Managers who will work for a provider who wants them to be an outstanding success
From the moment you appoint Social Care Consultants Ltd and Osa Healthcare Recruitment Ltd to source your new manager we will work closely to find you that great Registered Manager who will succeed in the role. Upon appointment and within the first month of joining your team, your matched consultant will visit the service and spend the day with your manager, this will be a regular fixture with further regular meetings scheduled over the following 13 months. The aim is to provide expertise, knowledge, and support to enable the Registered Manager to succeed in the role and in their career. All of the experts consults engaged by Social Care Consultants Ltd are subject matter experts, highly experienced in their field of expertise carrying a wealth of knowledge.
Find out more about OSA Healthcare Recruitment Ltd here