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FOCUS ON RECRUITMENT: Healthcare sector staffing challenges

Posted on: 10/01/2022

Staffing remains the number one challenge for care home operators both in terms of cost and recruitment.

The number of social care staff fell by 42,000 in the six months leading up to the end of October this year mainly due to the Government’s mandatory vaccination policy which impacted care home staff after it was introduced on 11 November, with providers raising fears they will lose 8% of workers because of the rule.

Gaps in workforce data supplied by providers of social care services means there is uncertainty over the scale of the staffing shortages across this fragile sector. But this analysis does paint a bleak picture of a deepening crisis just as over-stretched care staff prepare for what is expected to be one of the sector’s most difficult winters.

Mploy Healthcare aware of the difficulties in clients finding new staff and the costs involved, we are actively recruiting new staff to the industry that will go through our robust recruitment process including ID Checks, vaccination passports, referencing, weekly COVID checks and a DBS. They will attend our Care certificate training and moving and handling and can be offered to our clients as a temporary or permanent solution according to their needs.


We pride ourselves on our motto ‘Proud to Care’ and as such try and offer a personal, bespoke, and comprehensive service to all our clients.

Anne Banks, Regional Mploy Healthcare Director

This article is featured in the January issue of the Dorset Business Focus magazine. Read on the online version here.


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