Home Instead Senior Care welcomed a top HSE director to its HR Staff Conference yesterday, which explored some of the home care sector’s critical challenges in recruiting and retaining the best carers in the sector.
HR and management staff from across Home Instead’s network joined external experts for the event at the Beacon Hotel in Sandyford, where they discussed issues including recruitment challenges and developing diversity in talent.
The HSE’s National Director of Human Resources, Rosarii Mannion, spoke about the value HR brings to health care and care organisations and said that “if we get it right for staff, we get it right for our service users”.
Ms Mannion, who is responsible for over 130,000 employees across the Health Sector, spoke about the multitude of progressive and innovative HR initiatives she has delivered, including strategic workforce planning, employee wellness and engagement services, staff development, coaching, learning supports, diversity programmes and lots more.
Great place to work
Betty Quinlan, HR Lead at Home Instead Senior Care in Cork South, described her office’s efforts to create “a great place to work” by providing CAREGivers with wellness activities, which they have contributed a talk on exciting wellness initiatives that can be rolled out for CAREGivers.
Meanwhile Rebecca McDermott, HR Lead at Home Instead Senior Care in Galway, spoke about her office’s efforts to drive employee engagement through social activity and described an “exciting CAREGiver social calendar that builds a sense of inclusion and community with employees” in the Galway office.
“The teams look forward to putting all the wonderful learnings into practise in order to build a better workplace for our wonderful, hardworking CAREGivers across the country,” said Aidan McGrath, Home Instead Senior Care’s National Talent & Recruitment Manager.