Staff retention in the field of social care

The role of continuing training support from the employer

Staff retention in the field of social care
Issue/Year (Volume) 2/2020 (49)
Pages 42-46
Language English

In light of the severe shortage of qualified workers in social care, this article investigates the extent to which support for continuing training from the employer can help encourage staff to remain in their roles and thus help stem the tide of departure from the sector. A survey of employees in Switzerland shows that continuing training projects receive generous support from employers but that funding for continuing training programmes held outside the company has a particularly large impact on encouraging staff to stay in the sector and in their occupation. Suggestions for the social care sector are made on the basis of the results.