Client FAQs

The Equinox team provides top-tier support and recruitment guidance based on decades of experience in the social care sector. Our approach is always tailored to a client’s specific requirements and enables us to develop the bespoke workforce strategy that you need.

We are proud to have longstanding relationships with leaders right across the public sector. We typically work with directors of service, assistant directors, heads of service and hiring managers in local authorities and senior leaders in other organisations such as the NHS, third sector bodies and private companies.

Our project team specialises in scaling up the difficult to fill core roles. Whether you need a number of qualified social workers, supervisors and team leaders, we can respond with speed and creativity to your business challenges – especially when the deadline is tight.

This approach can be particularly useful when services are suffering from bottlenecks, statutory challenges, and when the incumbent team is under particular pressure. 

Each of our contracts will have clearly specified outcomes and objectives, with milestones along the way. This allows us to monitor the effectiveness of our strategy, and make changes if necessary – always in agreement with the client.

The best accolades are always repeat business and personal recommendation, and we are delighted when clients come back to us, extend the length of our contracts, and tell us how we’re doing.

We work to understand a client’s current challenges. We will take the time to analyse current processes and consider what improvements can be made to create efficiencies and optimise current practises.

Our portfolio includes workforce analysis of clients’ FTE structure, vacancies (permanent and locum) and a current workforce review. We typically interview hiring managers to gain an understanding of their recruitment arrangements and contact other stakeholders involved in the processes.

Outcomes include:

  • identifying pinch points for permanent vacancies
  • hiring trends
  • risk mitigation measures.

We also provide expert advice on how to future-proof the workforce, taking retirement trends, ASYE behaviour and career development into account.