Mercer and LASA conduct second annual benchmarking survey

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Mercer is conducting its second aged care workforce benchmarking survey in partnership with Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), and is seeking participants.

The survey – which has at least 44 participants so far, including the Salvation Army, Aveo and Bolton Clarke – is designed to provide data for workforce advocacy, policy developments, and strategies to create a more sustainable aged care industry. Areas covered include:

  • Workforce information (demographics, wages for key roles and staffing costs)
  • Employee metrics (turnover, vacancy rates, absence rates, hours per client/resident)
  • Employee training, qualifications and costs
  • Insights into current and emerging workforce issues

According to Chi Tran, Digital & Insights – Career Products Leader, Pacific at Mercer, the survey aims to hit 50 participants by 13 May.

“The survey is open to the whole aged care sector (not just LASA members) and will provide data for workforce advocacy, policy development and strategies to drive a sustainable future for the age services industry,” she said.

Participants will receive exclusive access to the report, which will be available in June; more details are available online.