HCL Social Care’s technology solutions are keeping social workers happy

A feature sponsored by HCL Social Care

social worjer with young child on sponsored feature abut HCL social care technology

HCL Social Care and Birmingham City Council have launched a revolutionary mobile application, which is transforming the way children’s services social workers communicate. Children’s Services Connect is a staff engagement app, purpose built for children’s services and the first of its kind within a UK local authority.

The free mobile application has been built on iOS and Android platforms and features a number of ways to improve communication between social workers and their employer, including: a noticeboard; document library; events section; blog and a community hub, where social workers can communicate with each other.

The mobile application drives employee engagement through a sense of community and belonging. By doing so, HCL Social Care aims to decrease staff turnover and in turn reduce recruitment costs for the largest local authority in Europe.

View of the app screen in sponsored feature on HCL Social Care recruitment app

HCL Social Care is passionate about people centric solutions. Placing people at the centre of our service enhances employee engagement, motivation and tenure – this is helping to make Birmingham City Council an employer of choice for children’s services.

Yvette Waide, assistant director of children’s services at Birmingham City Council, said: “We recognise the important role agency workers play in maintaining staffing levels and thus supporting better outcomes for children in the community. HCL Social Care’s service is a very good example of how to manage these staffing needs between a supplier and local authority and we take pride in our innovative partnership which is unique to the sector.”

For more information about our work, please visit our website at http://www.hclsocialcare.com/  or our Facebook page.

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4 Responses to HCL Social Care’s technology solutions are keeping social workers happy

  1. Kevin1212 December 11, 2016 at 4:02 pm #

    “The mobile application drives employee engagement through a sense of community and belonging. By doing so, HCL Social Care aims to increase staff turnover and in turn reduce recruitment costs for the largest local authority in Europe.”

    Aims to increase staff turnover?

    • Ruth Hardy
      Ruth Hardy January 17, 2017 at 2:24 pm #

      Hi Kevin – this was a typographical error, and has been corrected to “HCL Social Care aims to decrease staff turnover”.

  2. Joe239 December 19, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

    An increase of staff turnover is a majorly bad thing…. Although when you consider the core of their SW business is Agency placements, creating holes to back-fill with agency staff is nothing new with recruiters!

    • Ruth Hardy
      Ruth Hardy January 17, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

      Hi Joe. The reference to increasing staff turnover was due to a typographical error, and has now been corrected to “HCL Social Care aims to decrease staff turnover”.