Care social workers who are new or lack professional experience caring for the elderly or adults at risk can benefit a company and its image in multiple ways. I will discuss some of the pros and cons in this article.
If an experienced care worker joined us from another company, they might have a way of working or bad habits that may negatively impact the perception of the business. Also, many companies assume that because the individual has worked in this field before, the worker requires less supervision and training, which can be the wrong attitude towards experienced people. They’re still new to the business and would require some monitoring to ensure that they respect the organisation’s policies and procedures.
Inexperienced care workers can take more time to develop and require more training than experienced staff. They would also need more mentoring and support to become fully-fledged care workers who can do the job proficiently. However, this is not a negative reason because the training offered by the company will be specific to them. Therefore, an employer can mould new care social workers to deliver on expectations set out by their manager without bad habits.
What you should consider when hiring experienced or inexperienced staff
Here are some more great reasons why experienced staff are a good choice for any business:
- Less mentoring and training required and can begin providing care once they’ve joined.
- It’s likely they’ve picked up some great ideas along their professional journey and they can share this with their new employer.
- Experienced staff can help mentor new workers and share their knowledge.
Also, we’ve compiled some excellent points on how inexperienced staff can benefit a company
- Fresh and hungry to work, inexperienced care workers are like a blank page; ready to begin their story.
- No bad habits or experiences from other employers.
- All training and guidance will be specific to the business.
- Less likely to expect a certain way of working as it’s their first job.
To deliver high-level person-centred care, we understand that a mixture of both experienced and inexperienced employees needs to be.
Both sets of workers can benefit a company in their unique way, so it’s important to utilise both types of care workers available.
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