Sunday 26 May 2019
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You've recruited the right people, now you need to keep them

Lindsey Hanson, Recruitment and Retention Project Manager, outlines some key areas employers could focus on to help retain their staff.

Once you’ve found the right people with the right values for your organisation, how do you keep them? 67% of job leavers move into other roles in the sector[1], so you need to find ways to retain your skilled staff.

Low retention rates can have a negative impact on your organisation and risk the level of care and support you provide to those accessing your services. Valuing and investing in your staff helps keep them and contributes to high quality care, time and resource savings and positive CQC ratings.     

In our ‘Secrets of success’ research, employers told us that the main activities contributing to staff retention were: