Overcoming recruitment challenges in children's social care

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Wednesday 22 June 2022 | 10:00am - 11:30am

The effects of the pandemic and labour shortages have created added pressure on local authorities when searching for talented professionals in children’s social care.

Join our panel of experts who will be exploring fast-track solutions to hiring the best talent in the sector. We are holding an open discussion, looking at both the challenges that local authorities face when searching for talented children's social workers, and what solutions are available.

More about our panel:

Abhishek Paul, Social Care Divisional Manager for Reed

Abs has been recruiting in the sector for over 12 years. He started his career as a specialist consultant and in 2012 became manager of the division. Abs leads a national team who recruit for qualified professionals across the UK.

Lucy Boyd-Smith, Care Practice Lead for Consultancy+

Lucy works closely with local authorities to identify their current challenges, designing and implementing tailored solutions to support them with recruitment.

Steve Dilley, Managing Consultant - HR and Change, Consultancy+

Steve is responsible for leading people projects across talent acquisition, workforce planning and organisational change. He leads the employee value proposition (EVP) consulting team, helping a wide variety of organisations uncover and position their value proposition to the talent market.

Tracey Dawes, Solutions Director, Reed Talent Solutions

With over 18 years’ experience, Tracey brings a tool kit of knowledge to support employers to build recruitment models that can evolve and adapt to today’s changing market. Tracey has been responsible for designing and deploying resourcing solutions for customers across the public sector.

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