Radfield Home Care Shrewsbury continues to drive employment opportunities to expand its care team. Their latest recruitment campaign is to meet the ongoing demands of its care service, as older people continue to self-isolate and shield from family and friends, who they would have previously relied on before the Covid-19 crisis.
Over the last 2 weeks alone, Radfield have employed 8 new home care assistants, taking the total number of front-line staff to 40, with a plan to recruit a further 20 care professionals to support the predicted demand for the service.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the number of job vacancies plunged by 52,0000 to 795,000 for the three months to March, with the manufacturing and retail sectors reporting the largest decline in hiring over the period. Economists also revealed at the end of April that unemployment increased by 22,000 to 1.36 million in the three months to February before Covid-19 gripped the UK.
Unlike the national trend, Radfield is continuing to employ new staff through social media campaigns and online job boards. These activities are attracting new audiences, who previously may not have considered a career in care, providing greater job security and financial stability unlike many other sectors during these uncertain times.
Sonya Cole, registered care manager for Radfield explains,
“We always have a focus on recruitment to meet the growing demand of the care service in the Shrewsbury communities. As an established provider, with over 35 years of experience in care, we have a great reputation in the area for our high-quality care service, and over the years have become an employer of choice for home care agency staff.”
Mandy Donnelly, Recruitment and New Business Coordinator commented,
“We’ve received an overwhelming response to adverts for the home care assistant role over the last few weeks, with applicants having a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Through a rigorous online recruitment screening process, we have been delighted to onboard 8 new home care workers recently.”
“Our new team members all have inspiring stories about joining Radfield. Amongst our latest recruits, we have an experienced school teacher, a self-employed carpenter and a university student on a gap in Gambia and having to return home. They all have amazing qualities to make a successful career in care.”
All of Radfield’s employees benefit from the company’s Caring for our Carers™ pledge. This bespoke employee-satisfaction scheme focuses on high rates of pay, with the Shrewsbury branch accredited by the Real Living Wage foundation, as well as paid training, CPD and progression opportunities to help its care professionals and office teams develop a life-long and rewarding career in care.
If you would like to learn more about a career in care with Radfield, take a look at our careers page, or give the office a call on 01743 245 555.
Get in touch with your local Radfield Home Care office today and find out more about the support we offer and the difference we can make.