Novacare has launched a project to support the care industry in Scotland with the recruitment and retention of staff in preparation for Brexit.
The Scottish Enterprise-backed project aims to identify and address workforce issues in light of the ever-changing Brexit environment.
It has been built specifically for the social care sector as a direct response to industry demand.
This follows recent research that revealed 80% of care companies are concerned about how Brexit will affect their workforce.
Furthermore 100% of those who raised the concern agreed that consulting for recruitment and retention would help them to mitigate some of the risks.
Stephen Wilson, CEO and Co-Founder of Novacare said: “Undoubtedly there is set to be a myriad of issues around recruitment and retention of EU employers from the impending Brexit date of Oct 31st, which is why it’s so important that businesses act now, and ensure that they are fully prepared for everything.
“Our consultation project will assist care companies with attracting and sourcing higher volumes of staff, in preparation for a reduction to the usual application volumes which is anticipated to be caused by Brexit and improving the retention of existing staff which will in turn help to mitigate the risks of excessive staff leaving caused by Brexit.
“We are already in touch with a number of local authorities across Scotland and we are working with them and supporting them to share the news of this project in their respective regions.”
He concluded: “Businesses have a responsibility to understand all of their options and if the pool of staff have diminished already due to Brexit concerns, then it’s imperative that we support the industry by informing them around what processes need to be put into place to deal with staff recruitment and retention effectively.”
The consultation project is available to all Scotland-based care providers and various grants are available which cover the majority of the cost.