We’ll have a reputation as a centre of excellence for recruitment, and people in our local area will actively want to work for us. We want to hire talented people not just for how good they are at the job, but for their values too.
Effective recruitment is a big part of our people strategy so we’ve put our heads together and developed a 3 year plan which is our recruitment strategy. If we get this bit right, we’ll definitely create one culture of care – looking after the people who look after the people!
What we’ll do is:
- Train people up in how to interview and assess people for who and how they are, not just for their qualifications and experience from other jobs. Our governors help to interview people so we’ll train them up too
- Inspire young people to come and work for us by going out to schools and universities and talking about our careers and the great work that we do – not just our clinical colleagues but our administration experts and support staff too.
- Make sure that people out there know that we offer flexible working as part of the deal. We’ll publicise and promote flexibility through our adverts and the information that we send out to people who are thinking of joining us
- Big up the fact that as an NHS Trust we’re really good at using technology as a way of helping us to deliver brilliant compassionate care!
- Hold Career Clinics every other month for people who already work here. This will give them information and guidance so that they can plan for their next career move, hopefully with us!
- Help people understand that apprenticeships nowadays aren’t just about a great job as an electrician or a health care assistant. There are higher apprenticeships for jobs such as managers and nurses. We’ll talk to schools and colleges about this
- Have a really good ‘spring clean’ of our whole recruitment process. Have we got the right wording in our adverts? Are we advertising in the right places, in the best way? What’s it like to be recruited by CHFT and are there any blockers that could get in the way of it all being a really brilliant, positive experience?
- Hold ‘listening groups’ with people who have just joined us and find out from them where we could make our processes even better
- Make sure we advertise and promote our rewards and recognition package to people who are thinking of applying to work here. You’ll find more information about our Rewards & Recognition package on the Colleague Engagement recipe card
- Work with the University of Huddersfield to help us create new roles and to make sure that we’ve got the right mix of skills in any given area
- Here at CHFT we’re proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. We currently have Bronze status on the Employer Recognition Scheme and we’re aiming for Silver in 2020. To do this we’ll recognise the fantastic transferrable skills the Armed Forces service men and women can bring to CHFT. We are creating a new Armed Forces network and we would love it if you got involved. The next meeting is the 18 March at 4-5pm in Discussion Room 1, Learning and Development Centre, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. If you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com