Highfield sends team to Far East in quest for staff

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

One of the biggest care home providers in Scotland is sending a second delegation to the Far East to recruit more staff. Highfield Care, the operating company which runs the bulk of NHP¹s care homes, including 33 homes in Scotland, has already hired 74 Filipino care workers and 28 Filipino nurses to fill vacancies. Now a second delegation is preparing to return to the Philippines to secure 40 more staff. Interviews will also be conducted in South Africa. At one of the company¹s homes, Kerrvale in Glasgow, 90 per cent of the trained nurses are from either the Philippines or Africa. Sandra Kane, general manager of Greenfield Park, Glasgow, who went on the first recruitment mission, told media in Scotland: “I was very impressed with the standard of the candidates. I was looking for good communication skills and experience. They have good English ­ it is usually the regional dialect they struggle with. “We have some excellent British staff here but it is not sensible to think British is always best.” Lani Davi

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