A sign of the acute workforce crisis facing the sector?
As we reported last month, the Workforce Advisory Services (WAS) program launched on 11 October to provide advice on workforce issues.
The primary areas of concern for providers that have contacted the service so far are attraction and recruitment (91%), followed by engagement and retention (76%).
Check out the graph to the right.
Workforce culture falls down the list to 40%, while learning and development is only a concern for 37%.
How will PwC help?
They say that the program focuses on practical advice that providers are able to implement reasonably easily.
“Providers will receive information, advice and guidance on how to improve their human resources processes to improve the impact those processes have on their workforce. For example, with regard to attraction and recruitment, providers may be given advice on what to include in their Employee Value Proposition and what the impact of that would be on their organisation.”
PwC tells us that at this stage, no referrals have been made to the PwC’s main business advisory service for aged care operators – though they have acknowledged this may happen.
You can find out more about the WAS here.
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