Why do people leave social work - and what would make them stay?
What do employers need to do to recruit, retain and engage social workers? Liquid Personnel will be part of a live panel on the Guardian website tomorrow (Thursday 1st October) to discuss exactly that.
Social work as a profession has some of the poorest rates of retention and staff turnover in the UK. The average career for a social worker lasts less than 8 years! But why do people leave the profession, and what can be done to encourage them to stay?
Join the discussion on the Guardian Social Care Network.
Between 12pm and 2pm on Thursday 1st October, Liquid Personnel will be joining a range of social work and care experts to answer these questions and discuss a range of issues around recruitment, retention, and workforce engagement. Please join us and contribute your questions and opinions to what promises to be a lively discussion.
The Link: http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2015/sep/25/social-care-retention-staff-social-work
- The reasons behind turnover and vacancy rates in social work and care
- Why staff leave their jobs and what would make them stay.
- Examples of best practice from employers.
- How to engage a workforce.
- What social workers, care workers and other social care staff should expect from their employers.
- Stephanie Moss, team manager at social work recruiter Liquid Personnel.
- Carole Goodman, senior head of service for Tyneside, Northumbria and Cumbria at Cafcass.
- Nushra Mansuri, professional officer at the British Association of Social Workers.
- Mary Baginsky, senior research fellow at King’s College London.
- Nicola McGeown, principal social worker at East Sussex county council.
- Annette Baines, programme head for recruitment and retention, Skills for Care.
- Frank Ursell, chief executive of the Registered Nursing Homes Association.
- Ken Deary, managing director for homecare provider Right at Home UK