New division sees healthy increase in business for Wiltshire recruitment company
Chippenham-based 24-7 Staffing created its healthcare division in September 2014, because of rising demand for care home staff.
It now places staff in some 40 different care homes across Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire.
The company, which has seen an upturn in the demand for care home staff, are able to fill vacancies due to a new training investment. The recruitment company funds the training, and has so far supported different healthcare workers through 481 mandatory, refresher and specialist subject training certificates. The healthcare division has filled 12,544 hours’ worth of care support for clients from one office alone in the last six months.
Julian Thompson, managing director of 24-7 Staffing, said, “We set up our healthcare division because of the demand for better qualified care workers, and we fund the training ourselves.
“It has had a massive impact on our business in just a year, and we’re also really delighted to be working in a sector where our candidates are providing such a desperately needed service to vulnerable people in care homes. As a company, we’ve taken on three specially trained consultants ourselves to run the division, who have expertise in the healthcare sector.”
The majority of vacancies being filled are temporary, as care homes in the area struggle to cover the workload. Thompson said: “The demand for the service is high, and although we can fill most of the demand we can’t fulfil it all, so we know there is scope for continued company investment in the future.”
Helen Harvey, a mentor and trainer with The Recruitment and Employment Confederation, of which 24-7 Staffing is a member, assessed the company’s new healthcare division. She said: “They have a clear understanding of the sector, an experienced team in place, robust systems, and a passion for delivering a top quality service. I believe they will make a real difference to the lives of the people they provide their healthcare workers to.”