Care home staff recruitment crisis - how to solve with carehome.co.uk
A new and innovative CV search tool has been launched by carehome.co.uk to help care homes find the right staff.
The tool allows care homes (employers) to search for candidates based on the desired job role, salary expectations, languages spoken, location and type of contract that they have stated. Over 60,000 CVs are already on the website.
The innovation will provide vital support to care homes that are currently facing competition with the NHS for staff, and the prospect of a declining pool of nurses as a result of Brexit.
When an employer clicks on a CV they are interested in, they can then save it, add notes and email the candidate directly.
Employers are also able to set up a CV Alert to ensure they are the first to know about new candidates coming on the market, and are able to choose between monthly, weekly, daily or hourly frequency, as well as an immediate alert option.
The search tool is equally useful to people looking for a job in a care home as they can register their CV for free, in the knowledge it will be viewed by a wide range of employers. This is the case for experienced care professionals as well as care and nursing students who have not yet qualified, but who want to alert employers to their availability.
Oli Blackwell, Chief Technical Officer of carehome.co.uk said:
“Care and nursing professionals play a vital role in enhancing the wellbeing of residents of care homes, and it is crucial that employers in the sector can hire staff easily and efficiently.
“We realise that unfilled vacancies can be a real problem for care homes and we are hoping our new CV search tool will make a real difference and help to reduce recruitment problems.
“In addition, it will make it much easier for people to put themselves forward for jobs, and find roles that fit their needs and requirements.”
For more information on CV Search go to www.carehome.co.uk/cv/.
If you wish to sign up to register your CV go to www.carehome.co.uk/my_cv.cfm.