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How we work with care companies across the UK
We work with a wide variety of care companies including care homes, domiciliary care, charities and companies that focus on learning disabilities, dementia or other needs. Most approach us initially because of issues with:
- Recruiting and retaining staff with the right values
- Leadership development
- Staff development and succession planning
- Culture and spirit within the company or home
Or a combination of all of these things. Scroll down for more information on how we can support you with any of these along with frequently asked questions. Sign up for our care newsletter to hear more and receive our 6 Step Guide To Perfect Staff Induction.
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Recruiting and retaining staff with the right values
As the assessment only takes around fifteen minutes to complete, and reports are instantly generated, it is a popular choice for care companies looking to identify the right people for the job, particularly when they have a history of poor staff turnover. The Judgement Index allows interviewers to be more objective and helps to standardise recruitment practices across multiple managers and locations.
Focused value based training has had a very positive effect on one particular staff group who were struggling with understanding how they fit in with the organisation and how their values can be matched to or enhance the overall values of the company.”
Our training is interactive and practical, delivering leadership techniques and models that the delegates can go back and put into practice immediately.
Click here to download a copy of our Leadership Academy Brochure which gives an example of a five-day academy along with case studies.
Staff Development and Succession Planning
The Care Sector Report is also an incredibly useful tool during the appraisal process, as it allows a more meaningful conversation around strengths and development areas. Our clients are trained to pick out key areas of the report to discuss during appraisals and set actionable goals which can be measured the following year.
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What makes the JI different from other assessments used in care?
In addition to that, most other assessments are personality based and come from a derivative of Jung Theory, which has formed such assessments as Myers Briggs, DISC, PPI etc. Whilst these are heavily used in corporate businesses they have relatively low validity and reliability in predicting success. The Judgement Index is derived from the science of value, known as Axiology, and specifically from the research of Dr Robert Hartman who was nominated for a Nobel Prize for his work in this field. It is validated and proven to be more reliable in predicting success than any psychometric assessment.
Why use an assessment during recruitment?
The Judgement Index should not be used solely to make a decision, but can help an interviewer to be more objective, and can highlight any risk factors should they wish to hire someone with significant development areas.
What's the cost?
Pay As You Go – The Care Sector Report is available on an ad hoc basis for £35+vat per report.
Subscription – Most of our clients opt for a subscription package which is calculated based on some information from you. With a subscription, clients have unlimited report use, so they are able to use the JI for every person within the business and for interviewing prospective new staff. They also have access to team reports when needed and more in-depth reporting for senior hires. As an example an average client would expect to pay around £10-15 per report on a subscription package but it is charged as one monthly charge.
Training – All clients must be trained before using the Judgement Index and following that they gain access to our online training portal, monthly webinars, post-training resources and support in using the assessment. We also supply information on evidencing the JI for CQC, templates for appraisals and discounts on further training.
With almost company we visit, we only need to save a few wrong hires a year for the JI to deliver a return on investment.
With the average cost of recruiting estimated to be £1,000 per employee, the Guardian newspaper stated in 2016 that the average cost to recruit and train a care worker was £3,500. When you combine that with the average staff turnover rate in care now being over 30% according to Skills for Care, then there are some startling high costs associated with employing the wrong person
Does the assessment support diversity?
We also recommend that the JI contributes around 30% to your overall hiring decisions, and never advice “don’t hire” or “hire” in our training based purely on the report alone. The JI is designed to provoke further questions to help you make a more objective decision.
What's the next step?
We are not sales people and you won’t get any pushy talk from us! It’s just not in our values. We will be happy to share more with you and suggest a package to suit your goals.
If you want to have a bit more of a nosy then feel free to download some of our research from the top of this page, watch some of our YouTube videos or read some of our case studies, but don’t be shy to get in touch we are always delighted to talk to care companies who are on a mission to “develop good”.