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Liquid Personnel to hold nursing sector “Recruitment Excellence” event


Liquid Personnel will hold a “Recruitment Excellence” event this month for private hospital and care home directors to meet with senior recruitment experts, to discuss and address the recruitment challenges facing the nursing sector in 2016 and beyond.




The event, organised by Liquid Personnel’s recruitment director, Alison Humphries, will take place on 28th January at the Royal College of Nursing.




The event will feature a speech by Jeff Grout, the former UK managing director of Robert Half, who is now an independent business consultant and rated in the ‘100 Best Business Speakers in Britain.’




Humphries spoke to managing and human resources directors last year about the value of recruitment in the changing nursing marketplace, and will broach similar topics with Grout.




Liquid Personnel says the function comes at a critical time for the sector – 45% of permanent NHS staff are due to retire in the next five years, leaving a massive gap in services that will prove difficult to permanently replace.




Humphries addressed this impending crisis in last year’s speech, arguing that in the now-fluid employment landscape, recruitment is no longer a stopgap solution or distress purchase.




She advocated that recruitment should be a continuously revisited part of a long-term strategy focused on talent management, rather than simply viewed as a crisis management tool.




For example, a 2011 Recruitment Analysts survey of FTSE 100 company recruitment suggested focusing on narrow-looking measures – such as time per hire – did not correlate with positive company performance, whereas executive involvement did.




With these statistics in mind, both Humphries and Grout will be advocating the view that directors and executives should take a more holistic approach to recruiting in order to boost performance.




In regard to the upcoming event, Humphries said, “Our last event for directors of private hospitals and care homes highlighted how utterly crucial executive involvement is to the recruiting process.




“Yet despite successful recruitment being pivotal to both business success and better patient care, too many senior level staff brush it to one side as a problem for the HR or admin department.




“I hope that Jeff can help shine a light on just how important good recruitment is going to be to the future nursing sector and employment market, which is breaking free from old, familiar norms.”





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