Keep the right people

In the health and social care sector, retaining skilled and dedicated staff is a constant challenge. This May and June, Skills for Care has been promoting #KeepTheRightPeople. This initiative is focused on helping care providers keep the right people working for them.

At Advantage Accreditation, we recognise the importance of this initiative. We believe the best route to retaining a workforce is through high-quality training and development.

Retention is about more than just keeping staff on the payroll; it’s about building an effective, motivated, and committed team. High staff retention rates lead to better care, better staff well-being, and fewer recruitment expenses.

Data from across a range of sectors shows the impact of training on employee retention and organisational success:

Increase Retention Rates: Organisations with robust learning cultures see retention rates increase by 30-50%. Moreover, 94% of employees say they would stay longer at a company that invests in their learning and development (Shortlister) (Lorman).  

Enhanced Productivity and Growth: According to HR managers, 90% believe that training benefits employee productivity and development (Shortlister).

Employee Satisfaction: About 59% of millennials consider career development opportunities extremely important when applying for positions. Furthermore, 76% of employees feel that a company becomes more appealing if it offers additional skills training (Lorman). 

Closing Skills Gaps: Training is a primary method to address skills gaps within companies, with 51% of HR managers citing it as the best way to close these gaps. Reskilling and upskilling are common approaches, offered by 37% and 36% of organisations, respectively (Shortlister).

Leadership Development: Leadership training can increase learning capacity by 25% and performance by 20%. Organisations that develop leaders at all levels are 4.2 times more likely to outperform those that restrict development to management (MarketSplash). 

Employee Preferences: Many employees prefer on-the-job learning, with 68% expressing a desire to learn at work and 58% wanting to learn at their own pace (Whatfix). Personalised and relevant training is a key demand, with 91% of employees desiring it (Shortlister).

These elements are crucial for building a work environment where staff feel valued and supported, leading to better retention rates.

At Advantage Accreditation, we specialise in accrediting health and social care organisations to provide training for their staff. We believe that high-quality training is a cornerstone of staff retention. Our accreditation process ensures that your training programs meet the highest standards, equipping your staff with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in their roles.

By investing in accredited training programs, you not only enhance your team’s capabilities but also demonstrate a commitment to their professional growth and well-being. This, in turn, fosters a positive workplace culture and strengthens your ability to retain top talent.

If you are interested in becoming an accredited training centre, please get in touch.