Homecare providers now cite the cost and effort of attracting quality applicants for frontline care positions as one of their major business concerns. Technology is not always the answer, but sometimes it can help you or your staff work smarter.
We are excited about the positive reception of Care Workers to psMOBILE, our smartphone solution for care delivered in the home. With psMOBILE, care workers and their colleagues have access to real-time rotas and care plans. Also time & attendance data is automatically captured, no more paper time-sheets and manual processes!
Another way technology can help you work smarter is by using online applicant screening. “Using a suitable psychometric screening tool can help answer another critical element of success in care: how well suited is the person’s personality to the requirements of frontline care“, says Neil Eastwood, founder of Sticky People. “It has been widely used in the United States since 2006. In one example, annual staff turnover at a home care provider was reduced from 45% to 23% due to the introduction of this type of screening”.
Here is a link to the first of two whitepapers by Sticky People sharing 10 recruitment techniques used by the most successful US care providers or go to their website for further information: www.stickypeople.co.uk.
The mission here at psHEALTH is to help providers of care in the home deliver better outcomes at lower cost. That is why we profile and discuss smarter ways of working. If you have an idea or a solution you want us to review, please leave a comment on this blog.