What professions transition well in to care?

If you want to keep your admin team / recruitment team busy you should ask them to perform a very simple exercise and see what the professional backgrounds of all your carers are from. There’s a simple reason for this and that is to show what sectors you are most likely to attract new staff […]

Refer a friend – does it work?

The virtues of ‘Refer a Friend’ are extolled throughout the Care industry as an absolute best practice for your Recruitment team. But do the costs outweigh the benefits? So what are the benefits of ‘Refer a Friend?’ Direct referrals from existing employees are always seen as gold dust in most industries as it tends to […]

The power of the Office Dog – Meet Bertie

Whether you are an animal lover or not there are countless studies and evidence which show that an Office pet can make a huge difference to the happiness of your staff – and most importantly retention. Bluebird Care in Essex have an office Labrador called Bertie who spends his days looking for ear rubs and […]

What makes an ideal care worker?

A Director once joked to us that his two recruitment requirements were simple- a pulse and a driving license! No one can escape the fact that in domiciliary care a driving licence is a must and quite often there is only work available for a female. But what really makes a good carer? Obviously having […]