University of Bath

Recruitment and retention in social work and social care: challenges and opportunities

This seminar draws on recent research on recruitment and retention in social care and social work to highlight the multiple factors that impact upon it.

20 Mar 20196.00pm
to
20 Mar 20197.30pm
Subsidised
5 people's hands meeting at the centre of a desk as clenched fists
The challenges of creating a cohesive team

The difficulties in recruitment and retention in social work and social care are well known. Mainstream media regularly reports the difficulties caused by levels of pay and unsocial hours. Less attention is sometimes paid to the satisfactions, including circumstances in which workers feel they have made a positive difference to people’s lives.

This seminar will draw on recent research on recruitment and retention in social care and social work to highlight the multiple factors that impact upon it.