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Brexit recruitment project to support Scotland's care providers
Service and solution provider for the care industry Novacare has launched a project to support care providers with the recruitment and retention of staff – in preparation for both Brexit and the festive season.
The overall aim of the project, which has been approved for funding through Scottish Enterprise, is to identify and address workforce issues in light of the ever-changing EU/Brexit environment.
The consulting program has been built specifically for the social care sector as a direct response to industry demand as research showed that 80% of care companies are concerned about how Britain’s exit from the EU (Brexit) will affect their workforce. 100% of those who raised this concern agreed that consulting for recruitment and retention would help them to mitigate some of the risks of Brexit.
Recruitment and retention in care: act now
Stephen Wilson, CEO and Co-Founder of Novacare comments: “Undoubtedly there is set to be a myriad of issues around recruitment and retention of EU employers from the impending Brexit date of Oct 31st, which is why it’s so important that businesses act now, and ensure that they are fully prepared for everything.
“Our consultation project will assist care companies with attracting and sourcing higher volumes of staff, in preparation for a reduction to the usual application volumes which is anticipated to be caused by Brexit and improving the retention of existing staff which will in turn help to mitigate the risks of excessive staff leaving caused by Brexit.
“We are already in touch with a number of local authorities across Scotland and we are working with them and supporting them to share the news of this project in their respective regions.”
Novacare was founded by care industry experts with the aim of tackling some of the largest issues within health and social care. Ranging from consulting to software development, their solutions are tailor-made specifically for the needs of the care sector.
The consultation project, approved for funding through Scottish Enterprise is available to all Scotland-based care providers and various grants are available which cover the majority (if not all) of the cost.
Stephen Wilson concludes, “Businesses have a responsibility to understand all of their options and if the pool of staff have diminished already due to Brexit concerns, then it’s imperative that we support the industry by informing them around what processes need to be put into place to deal with staff recruitment and retention effectively.”