Once you’ve identified talent, your next step is to provide the workforce members with new ways to develop further and start expanding their knowledge, skills and competence.
This can be the first step towards helping workforce members to come out of their comfort zone, take on new responsibilities and widen their abilities. Providing hands-on experience and varying their responsibilities can help people to prepare to become a care manager or deputy.
Many of the skills that future managers or deputies need can be developed through informal development opportunities. Making the most of these day-to-day opportunities is a great way of helping someone to develop their skills and is cost-effective for your service.
Read some of the ways that ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ rated services help develop talent before formal development programmes.
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We asked aspiring managers how their own informal development opportunities have better prepared them for progressing into a care manager role.
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