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Reported reasons for job shifting in the English care sector

Hussein, Shereen (2010) Reported reasons for job shifting in the English care sector. Social Care Workforce Periodical, (8). ISSN 2047-9638.

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Abstract

With the projected increase in social care jobs from 24% to 65% by 2025, it is fundamental to improve current staff retention and maintain quality and skills. This is particularly important with the changing nature of care work and the increased emphasis placed by the government on workforce skills and training levels. The current issue of SCWP provides a picture of care workforce stability and job shifting patterns using NMDS-SC returns up to end of 2009. The current data provide valuable information on the perception of a large sample of all social care employers on the rarely examined topic of patterns of job shifting among the care workforce. One of the main findings of the current analysis is that a large percentage of leavers remain within the sector, or in related sectors such as health, while very small proportions are perceived to be leaving for the retail sector. This indicates job rather than occupation switching, and implies that occupation embeddedness is present within the care sector. However, the analysis highlights important sectoral differences in perceived reasons for leaving care jobs. More staff from the private sector leave their jobs due to concerns over pay and unfavourable organization conditions, confirming results related to pay presented in Issues 6 and 7 of this Periodical.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Social Care Workforce Periodical [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68382 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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