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Solace blog

18th October 2023

MJ Article: The only path out of our recruitment and retention crisis is investment in people, Graeme McDonald

“Nearly nine in 10 (87%) of respondents to Solace’s ‘Your Voice’ survey say workforce recruitment and retention issues are having a negative impact on their council’s performance.

High workloads and better paid jobs elsewhere (both 75%) are the biggest problems with regards to retaining staff, while better paid jobs elsewhere (73%) and not enough applicants (71%) are the two biggest issues in recruiting staff.

Despite these challenges, when we asked what people feel most optimistic about, the top recurring theme related to the positivity surrounding those they work with…”

Click here to read the full article by Graeme McDonald, managing director, in The MJ.