Source of recruitment
Tell me about this report...
The information shown in this dashboard is from Skills for Care's weighted workforce estimates.
Data collected in the NMDS-SC is used to create workforce models which, in turn, allow for estimates of the whole adult social care workforce to be produced. This means that the analysis can be representative of all adult social care workers even if the NMDS-SC has uneven levels of data coverage.
You can read more information about the data on our website. 
Help and guidance
Information in this dashboard is from Skills for Care's weighted workforce estimates and includes the local authority and independent sectors only. Jobs within the NHS or for direct payment recipients are not included in these workforce estimates.
  • Please note that information has been rounded and may not sum to the totals.
  • Independent sector information is correct as at March 2018.
  • Local authority information is correct as at September 2017. 
For help and guidance please see dashboard FAQ’s, the e-guide , the tutorial video or call NMDS-SC support on 0845 873 0129. 
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Workforce estimates 2017/18
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GroupNumber of jobsPercentage of jobs
 From within adult social care910,00067.2 %
 Not from within adult social care445,00032.8 %
What is this telling me?
This information shows the source of recruitment of jobs in the selected categories.
Although the turnover rate is relatively high within adult social care, around two thirds of starters in England across all job roles and services were recruited from within the sector. This means that the sector retains skills and experience, even as individuals move roles.

To view a detailed list of sources of recruitment please select ‘show detail’ next to the chart, or switch the ‘display’ from chart to table in the drop down menu.
What resources can help me?
We've identified the following relevant resources:
  • The ‘attract more people’ section of Finding and keeping workers has lots of guidance to help you to recruit staff using a range of sources including advertising, online and social media. It can also help you to target specific demographic groups such as older workers, young people, disabled workers and graduates. 
  • The ‘Recruitment and retention’ section of Learn from Others has case studies from other social care employers about what has worked well in their recruitment, including working with the local Jobcentre Plus and using national and local campaigns, such as the Magna Carta, as themes for stands at careers fairs. 

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