Toma Pagojute says that training and development, recognition, and culture are all key to employee retention – it isn’t just about the pay. She reports on a recent survey which showed that stress was the biggest reason prompting healthcare staff to consider leaving the profession.
Each year, Quinyx conducts an annual ‘State of the Deskless Workforce’ study, a global poll of 10,000 frontline staff, working in sectors including healthcare. When we look at data of UK health workers, we see that they have a growing sense that their skills can be utilised – and more appreciated – elsewhere. We found that more than three quarters (78%) of UK healthcare staff now believe there are lots of job opportunities available to them – this is up from 47% in 2021.
Employers now need to work much harder if they’re to retain their teams, avoid a daily battle to ensure sufficient shift cover and take small steps to tackle the deep-rooted issues of understaffing and attrition within the healthcare sector
So, how to do that? With strike action over pay hitting the headlines, it can be easy to view wages as the key issue that needs fixing in health and social care; the ‘silver bullet’ to cure its ills.
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