Workforce planning is all about making sure you have the right number of the right people, with the right skills available to your organisation so that you can carry out your business as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Optimum has tools and resources that can help you plan your workforce and develop you and your employees to meet your business needs and evidence competence.
Build your own bespoke workforce plan using the Optimum Workforce Planning Toolkit.
Optimum has been working with NEREO (North East Regional Employers Organisation) to produce a Workforce Planning Toolkit that is practical and meets the needs of care provider settings.
Our new toolkit will help you to shape your workforce to meet the challenges of continuing austerity and an aging population. It is important that care providers know where they are now, where they need to get to and understand what actions will deliver the required development and outcomes. Clients need a care service that is flexible and prepared to upskill to meet their changing needs. Managers need a workforce that has the right attitudes, values and behaviours, who are equipped to deliver care needs now and adapt for the future.
The Workforce Planning Toolkit includes:
Download the Toolkit:
This information and application package [Word] will provide managers with access of up to £2k of matched funding towards a workforce development improvement initiative.
The Workforce Planning Consultancy Programme will give you access to two hours of consultancy to be used as required to support:
Cost will depend on type of membership:
Email: email@example.com to book your place.
Local authority audits and Care Quality Commission inspections will expect health and social care providers to be able to identify what training their staff require and why they need it. It is important for your clients that your staff are equipped with the skills to meet their individual needs so when these change the skills of your workforce should be revised. The resources below will help you to show not only what learning is required, but also evidence what they already know and do so that you do not need to spend your training budget unnecessarily.
Working in partnership with Grey Matters, these e-assessment licenses are widely used to evidence the competence of your workforce and are an excellent way of identifying learning needs.
By requiring staff to take the assessments before and after learning events, managers are able to evidence the impact of any learning undertaken and use the reports to demonstrate outcomes in respect of CQC regulatory and local authority contractual requirements.
Evidence competence of your staff and record their safety to practice
While your workforce plan identifies the people and skills that you need within your business your training plan identifies the training that each of your employees needs to develop those skills. A good training plan means:
We've put together a free toolkit to help you work out what training your staff need. The information you get from this toolkit will help you:
When you have worked through this toolkit you will produce a training matrix. Please send a copy of this matrix to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will help us to identifying the training that you need and and the learning and development support that Optimum should be developing or signposting you to.