Scottish healthcare technology start-up, novacare, has been shortlisted for a major UK Care Industry Award.
The Edinburgh-based business has been chosen as a finalist in the Best IT Product or Service Provider category of the Care Home Awards for its innovative novacare | recruit software tool.
Novacare | recruit is the first recruitment software designed specifically for the health and social care sector and has been shown to bring major time and cost saving benefits. The platform offers an end-to-end solution that manages and tracks candidates from initial engagements through to interview, offer letter, references plus employment and background checks. Suitable for businesses of all sizes, from small owner-run care homes to large care providers, the simple-to-use system has been shown to reduce recruitment time and resources by up to 90% and shrink the average time taken to recruit by around 50%. It also enables businesses to easily meet legal compliance and data security requirements.
Launched in November 2018, novacare | recruit has already been adopted by 15 organisations, including Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, which manages services for the City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian.
Organised in conjunction with Care Home Management magazine, the Care Home Awards celebrate and encourage excellence and innovation across the care home sector. The final award winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Excel in London on 27 June.
Novacare’s CEO, Stephen Wilson, has over 30 years’ experience in the health and social care sector and has a unique insight into the problems faced by the care industry, including the major issue of recruitment.
He said; “It’s extremely rewarding to gain independent recognition from the judging panel of the benefits our recruitment software can bring to a care business. Novacare | recruit solves some of the key issues faced by care providers when recruiting staff, which is vital for a sector where our ageing population means that demand for care will only increase.”
In addition to novacare | recruit, Novacare is working on additional digital solutions for the healthcare sector. A new HR product will shortly be unveiled, and plans are well advanced in the areas of service user health monitoring, rota management, wearable technology, robotics and more. The products are being designed as modules that can work seamlessly together, or on a standalone basis.
About novacare | recruit
Novacare | recruit is a cloud based recruitment tool that allows users to track the status of applications 24/7 and also helps to streamline the recruitment process. It is the first recruitment software specifically designed for the care sector.