Improving Staff Retention: A Guide For Employers

23 / 04 / 2019

Read our comprehensive guide for improving staff retention, which has been updated for April 2019.

Aimed at employers in the NHS, the guide has been developed from work which began during 2016/17 and continued in partnership with NHS Improvement in 2018/19.

NHS Employers has engaged with a large number of NHS organisations to help understand their retention challenges and equip them with tools and resources to implement effective workforce retention plans. 

This guide showcases the work developed as a result of working with these organisations and contains key information on: 

  • using data to understand your workforce
  • supporting new starters
  • flexible working
  • career development and planning
  • building line manager capability and capacity
  • good practice examples
  • evaluating your retention initiatives.

In addition, within the guide we have highlighted a number of case studies that illustrate the breadth of great work already taking place across the NHS, as well as resources to help you think about improving turnover and managing staff effectively.

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