From Rachel Bryan Helping Health and Social Care leaders find the best people – Marketing Manager at turro 03305 552211
You may have a strong, competent team today but on reflection would they hold up should a crucial team member leave.
Here are some great proactive, good practices that can really help you stay one step ahead and ensure the quality of your service and your wider workforce do not suffer if a senior member of your team decides to move on.
Here are 5 tips to help you be prepared:
- Traffic light tasks and responsibilities – Review the tasks undertaken by each role. We have found a Red, Amber, Green approach can be simple but effective. Red are the tasks that regardless of the situation at hand must still be completed. Amber tasks are also very important but may be able to be delayed short term, Green tasks can be put on hold for a short while and will not prove detrimental in the short term.
- Keep your team in the picture – regular updates on how the recruitment for your new hire and involving your team in the process will lead to people being more empathic and hopefully a more ‘all hands on deck’ approach. You will face less resistance and more understanding from people who are having to take on extra workload
- Time to shine – Sold in the right way this could be the ‘time to shine’ for some individuals in your team. You may have some hidden gems who have skills they have not yet had the chance to show you.
- Have a succession plan in place – It is always a good idea to have a succession plan in place that is known to your team. When certain employees show the attitude and skill set you like to see in your service, a succession plan will spur them on to prove they might be the right person to take that next step and progress. Internal hires are often the best hires.
- Choose the right recruitment partner – Have a recruitment partner who knows your organisation well and is waiting in the wings. There are some very experienced, specialist recruiters who will be able to help you hire quickly with the right person. If they are well networked in the sector and use the right recruitment methods they will take your recruitment headache away from you and let you get on with your day knowing your best interests are being taken care of.
Tip number 5 is where turro consultants can help. Our sister brands AJ Community Care and AJ Recruitment have given us 10 years’ experience of running a CQC registered care service and we know exactly how important finding the right senior team members is.
If you would like any further advice or support in finding the right person for a vacancy in your team then we would be happy to consult with you and find a solution that will not only give you a return on your investment but also reduce your time to hire.