Workforce Supply

Getting the 'right fit’ is an essential element of being able to provide a productive, compassionate and flexible workforce. We know that employers are working in an increasingly challenging environment and therefore NHS Employers has drawn on over ten years of experience to develop a range of advice and resources to help you with your recruitment strategy and practice. 

The NHS relies on a certain amount of international recruitment to provide the skills and volume of staff it needs. NHS Employers can work with you to understand immigration policy and how it affects your workforce. We identify and promote effective overseas recruitment practice to complement a robust domestic workforce strategy. 

Apprenticeships offer opportunities for people starting their careers in the NHS, or developing within it. Our dedicated web pages provide advice, guidance and resources about recruiting and developing apprentices at every level in your workforce.

Values based recruitment is increasingly being used across all sectors as a means of testing candidates at the point of recruitment. Applying evidence based methodologies help organisations employ the right people with the right behaviours and attitudes as well as skills. Access support and guidance on recruiting for values via our dedicated web pages. 

We know that employers recognise the value of a diverse workforce, which represents the community it serves. We are working with you to offer practical advice for widening participation in NHS careers and to support the effective attraction and employment of homegrown talent. We help you to navigate complex issues, such as: 

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