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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/35233
Title:
Gathering and analysis of social work workforce intelligence
Authors:
Morgan, Angela; Holt, Judith; Williams, Jill
Abstract:
By drawing together existing data on local authority social worker recruitment and retention with data on students qualifying from social work diploma (DipSW) and degree programmes, this paper presents findings from a case study designed to evaluate social work workforce intelligence within a sub-region of the West Midlands. Qualitative and quantitative methods included key informant interviews, a DipSW graduate questionnaire survey (followed by semi-structured interviews), social work degree student profiles and existing data and document analysis. Key findings show that practice placements influence employment choices, a good learning culture supports recruitment and retention, and workforce and practice learning opportunity data could be drawn together. The paper concludes with clear implications and recommendations for policy and practice for recruitment and retention of social workers. A model planning tool to match recruitment needs (demand) with numbers of students on qualifying social work programmes (supply) is proposed.
Citation:
Journal of Care Services Management, 1(2): 180-195
Publisher:
Henry Stewart Publications
Journal:
Journal of Care Services Management
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/35233
Additional Links:
http://henrystewart.metapress.com/app/home/contribution.asp?referrer=parent&backto=issue,11,13;journal,7,8;browsepublicationsresults,4,15;
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1750-1679; 1750-1687
Appears in Collections:
Policy Research Institute

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dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Angela-
dc.contributor.authorHolt, Judith-
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Jill-
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-13T09:07:11Z-
dc.date.available2008-08-13T09:07:11Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Care Services Management, 1(2): 180-195en
dc.identifier.issn1750-1679-
dc.identifier.issn1750-1687-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/35233-
dc.description.abstractBy drawing together existing data on local authority social worker recruitment and retention with data on students qualifying from social work diploma (DipSW) and degree programmes, this paper presents findings from a case study designed to evaluate social work workforce intelligence within a sub-region of the West Midlands. Qualitative and quantitative methods included key informant interviews, a DipSW graduate questionnaire survey (followed by semi-structured interviews), social work degree student profiles and existing data and document analysis. Key findings show that practice placements influence employment choices, a good learning culture supports recruitment and retention, and workforce and practice learning opportunity data could be drawn together. The paper concludes with clear implications and recommendations for policy and practice for recruitment and retention of social workers. A model planning tool to match recruitment needs (demand) with numbers of students on qualifying social work programmes (supply) is proposed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHenry Stewart Publicationsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://henrystewart.metapress.com/app/home/contribution.asp?referrer=parent&backto=issue,11,13;journal,7,8;browsepublicationsresults,4,15;en
dc.subjectSocial worken
dc.subjectWorkforceen
dc.subjectRecruitmenten
dc.subjectSocial Care Policyen
dc.subjectRetention-
dc.titleGathering and analysis of social work workforce intelligenceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Care Services Managementen
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