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Values-based Recruitment in Health and Social Care

In today’s  health and social care sectors, it has never been more important to recruit people with the right values and behaviours to work in organisations of all sizes. Once recruited, it is essential to keep staff motivated and engaged so that they continue to perform effectively in the job.

When people are recruited with values that are not aligned with health and social care, this results in demotivation, disengagement and ineffective (or even harmful) behaviours. In turn this leads to higher turnover and a lack of continuity and ultimately poorer care.

Values-based Recruitment

Health and Social Care Values

What are the values needed for health and social care? There are many important values including Compassion, Empathy, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Commitment and Care. These values are central to the Francis Report into the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust and Compassion in Practice.

Recruiting People with Health and Social Care Values

There are a number of ways that values can be included within health and social care recruitment:

Values-based Recruitment in Social Care

Emotional Intelligence Assessment

Emotional Intelligence is defined as the human capacity to understand and engage in meaningful social interactions. It is a set of emotional and social skills that influence how we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships and cope with challenges.

The EQ-i 2.0 measures emotional intelligence across 15 scales and can be used in both selection and development.

EQ-i 2.0 Information

EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 Certification - training to become an accredited practitioner in the EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360.

Cambridge Personal Styles Questionnaire

The Cambridge Personal Styles Questionnaire (CPSQ) assesses a range of personal styles of behaving. These personal styles have been identified in liaison with healthcare staff, supporting values based recruitment. Read more.

Assessment Centres

We offer a flexible assessment service for any number of candidates. Assessment Centres

NHS Constitution Compassion in Practice