How much are you investing in your workforce recruitment and retention strategy? When we asked 370 + home care leaders what their greatest challenge was in 2023, over 45% chose ‘workforce shortages’ as their number one challenge. With so many new reform requirements being implemented, it’s easy to overlook how staff and candidates are engaging with your organisation and you could potentially miss opportunities to connect in ways which are meaningful to them.
So, how can providers respond? To address these workforce challenges and retain skilled workers, providers must design strategies that aim to attract, recruit, develop and retain their workforce. One of the best ways to do this is to invest in getting to know what your employees value through an employee listening program. Then using that feedback collected to focus on improving their experience at work. By prioritising the things that matter most to your employees, providers can create a workplace culture that not only attracts top talent but also retains it in the long term.
The good news too is that there are strategies all providers can do regardless of size, a well thought out workforce strategy can go a long way to ensuring your recruitment activities are driving outcomes aimed at positioning your organisation as an employer of choice.