For the Health and Social Care sector
There are many challenges for employers within the health & social care sector and recruitment and retention of employees is a significant one. Front line staff are often paid relatively low wages and the hours can be very unsociable.
Because of this, retaining employees can be difficult and therefore employers feel like they are on a permanent hamster wheel of recruiting staff which takes significant amounts of time away from delivering services to clients.
Our Social Care Recruitment team have excellent knowledge of the skills required to work in roles within the sector. The team is led by a Senior Recruitment Consultant who has over 25 years working in senior roles within social care organisations.
We fully understand the Safer Recruitment Process and can ensure you are fully compliant and can manage the entire process for you, from the moment you need to recruit, right through to the moment they walk through the door as a fully trained new employee.
Our service includes:
- Provide a full exclusive external recruitment service for the recruitment of employees on a fixed fee basis.
- Undertake all candidate screening and CV sifting with a telephone interview to be completed with all candidates prior to being shortlisted
- Setting up of Interviews with the Client and Candidate
- Making job offers
- Undertaking all pre-employment checks including all legal checks (enhanced DBS checks as an example)
All clients who work with us on a retained basis for HR support will receive a reduction in our standard fees for recruitment services provided we are retained on an exclusive basis.
What our clients say
Optimal People and Business are experts in all things HR. We worked successfully with them to produce a series of information videos to help businesses during the Corona lockdown. We are looking forward to working with them again in the near future as we grow our business.
We personally dealt with Vici at Optimal and she was a delight. She was open and honest and gave great advice and guidance. She helped us deal with what could have been a very difficult dismissal with a problematic member of staff. I would not hesitate to recommend Vici to any business for their HR.
Can’t thank Mel and the team enough. Really helped my business in a crisis. Looking forward to working with you and the team.
Brilliant service, friendly staff, lovely team
Amazing service and support from extremely knowledgeable people, who also take great care in the standard of their work. Can't fault them, thank you so much!
5* all round, Mel was extremely helpful and answered all my questions, very friendly and professional. Recommended to others and would definitely use again. Thank you again Mel and Helen.
Mel and her team are fantastic, help me all along the way with some complex issues. Couldn't recommend more.
I've used Optimal PBS on a couple of occasions now to assist with due diligence on an acquisition i've been working on and also to provide contract and handbook production. Cannot fault the support or advice provided.
We love this company and Mel is a god send to our business, she sorted everything for us from employee contracts to helping us source the right accountant, she is at the end of the phone whenever I have any HR questions (even when on holiday) can not fault her commitment. Keep up the good work!