Why employees stay with your Care organisation.

We’ll be sharing insights about the issues faced early in the employee lifecycle and advice to avoid common problems faced by registered providers.

This forum will also include commentary and an analysis of our data from 100s of Retention interviews of Care Workers, helping you to understand why employees stay with organisations such as your own.

Altura will also be attending the forum and discussing the impact on learning + development on retention.

Wednesday 13th February and Thursday 14th February 2019

Location: Birmingham and London

Register your interest for this forum here.

The State of Social Care Recruitment

Wednesday 22nd May and Thursday 23rd May 2019

Location: Birmingham and London

Register your interest for this forum here.

Early Talent Insight Days

Cohesion are pleased to launch Cohesion Insight Days – a new and exciting format for discussing and sharing knowledge and thought leadership within the early talent community.

Cohesion have always hosted round table events where we have discussed relevant industry topics, but due to the increasing cost in participating in industry forums, we have decided to increase the scope of our events and launch Cohesion Insight Days as a new and dynamic format for discussing the challenges and evolution within this exciting field.

In partnership with The Guardian, Grant Thornton, The Prince’s Trust and Warwick Business School, Cohesion will be hosting three FREE insight days throughout 2019.

Find out more and register to one (or all) of our Early Talent insight days below:

The Care ‘BIG Data’ Event

This forum will explore how using data can deliver better recruitment results. 

We’ll be exploring the insights from our sector wide surveys as well as sharing how tailored interventions in the recruitment process can improve your engagement and offers from different candidate audiences such as men in care and young people in care. 

Also on our agenda will be learning from the recently completed PhD “Effective Recruitment & Selection in the UK Care Sector

Wednesday 11th September and Thursday 12th September 2019

Location: Birmingham and London

Register your interest for this forum here.

Social Care Forums

Register to one (or all) of our Social Care forums below:

Consultancy Services

“Candidate Experience as a USP.”

Discover the enduring impact that top class candidate engagement makes on candidate experience throughout the process, and ultimately enhancing offer acceptance and reducing reneges and drop outs.

Find out about what other organisations are doing to ensure the experience for candidates is real, transparent and connecting.

The event will be hosted in central London and will run from 2:30pm until 5:30pm.

The afternoon will revolve around Candidate Experience as a USP and will feature three speakers who will in turn present data, trends and thoughts on market best practice.


2:30 – 2:45pm – Welcome and Introduction – Will Shepherd – CEO at Cohesion

2:45 – 3:30pm – Nina Stobart – Head of UK Graduate Resourcing at Grant Thornton

3:30 – 3:45pm – BREAK

3:45 – 4:30pm – David Dewey – CEO at Shortlister

4:30 – 5:15pm – The Candidates experience (panel of students)

5:15 – 5:30pm – Synopsis & Close – Will Shepherd

5:30 – 6:30pm – Drinks and Networking

Guest Speakers

David Dewey, CEO of Shortlister

Significant improvements to your candidate experience are achieved through a series of marginal gains. We’ll provide you with a strategy on how to identify your candidates pain points and show you how simple technology can be utilised to deliver a standout candidate experience.

Head of UK Graduate Resourcing at Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton have changed their approach to the trainee recruitment process.  By putting people and our culture at the heart of the candidate experience, they adopted the principle ‘it’s not what you do, but how you do it’ and this has helped set them apart from the market.

This session explores how at every touch point Grant Thornton have strived to give all candidates a stand out and personal experience. Moving away from the bulk recruitment norm of ‘selling and sifting’ to a culture whereby they nurture every single candidate, creating brand advocates in the process.

As well as a discussion session with a panel of this year’s students that have recently been through the application process.

This Insight Day will finish around 5:30pm where drinks will be provided as well as the opportunity to network with group.

This event will prove to be an excellent forum for discussing and sharing thought leadership and best practice.

Wednesday 20th March 2019

2:30pm – 6:00pm | London

Register your interest for this event here.