> Events > Browse by Branch/Location > Online > Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 Promoting job satisfaction and workforce retention among newly qualified community service workers: a comparison urban and regional settings
Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 Promoting job satisfaction and workforce retention among newly qualified community service workers: a comparison urban and regional settings
|CPD hrs:||0.5 hrs|
Professor Karen Healy, Gai Harrison and Michele Foster, School of Social work and Human Services, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland
The challenges of attracting and retaining community service workers to regional and rural areas are well recognised as a major workforce concern in Australia. Community service agencies, both from the government and non-government sectors, have trialled various approaches. Diverse approaches including incentive schemes and promoting educational opportunities for people resident in regional areas have been trialled with mixed success. In this paper, we will address the questions of:
- What promotes job satisfaction and workforce retention among newly qualified workers?; and
- How do perceptions of job satisfaction vary according to whether workers are located in regional or urban areas?
Our findings come from a three-year study of job satisfaction and workforce retention among newly qualified workers in Queensland. The study involved focus groups and interviews with newly qualified workers and their managers in urban and regional locations in Queensland. The practical implications for improving organisational support for newly qualified workers in regional and urban environments will be outlined.
This recording was taken in July 2013
Run time: 40 mins
Register for access by following the link to the right. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email - please read this email carefully, as it provides your access to the online course.
NB: If you were a paid attendee at the Rural Remote Conference, you do not need to register here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and your online learning login details to be allocated your complimentary access into all recordings from that conference.
All online courses are accessible on SWOT at aasw.moodle.com.au
For more information or assistance, contact email@example.com