Flexible working: what if nursing staff could choose their hours?
As UK healthcare employers including the NHS struggle to recruit nurses, a care home has introduced an initiative offering staff freedom on shifts and hours worked
With almost nine out of ten care home providers saying they have problems attracting and retaining staff, could offering complete flexibility on working hours be a solution?
One organisation is attempting to turn the tide with a progressive ‘tell us the hours you want to work’ initiative for new and existing staff.
What if we change our approach to shifts?
‘With the nursing shortage in the UK, we were struggling to recruit nurses,’ says Susan Jones, chief people officer at Maria Mallaband Care Group, which runs 80 care homes in England