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How would Talent development programmes influence attraction and retention in Irish homecare system?

Zaharia, Oana (2021) How would Talent development programmes influence attraction and retention in Irish homecare system? Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study is designed to investigate the homecare provision in Ireland and explore how Talent Development Programmes would benefit attraction and retention in this field.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research paper was to investigate what could Human Resources Management in Irish Homecare do to attract talent, develop and retain it successfully.

HYPOTHESIS: Constantly developing a talent pool of health care assistants by embedding effective talent development programmes would benefit both the government and homecare service users. The most appropriate environment to confirm or refute this hypothesis was to interview the current service providers to measure their feelings and perspectives on the matter.

DESIGN: A qualitative method of research was used to investigate and argue the research question above, using subjective interpretivist perspective, interviewing 10 employees, aged between 18 and 60, employed in different homecare agencies, ranging from a few months of service to 10 years of service within the organisation. A thorough thematic analysis followed, coding the qualitative data extracted from the transcripts of interviews, furthermore, comparing the codes with the themes emerging.

RESULTS: Key findings suggest that most healthcare assistants see their job as a profession, but with no clear progression ladder, plus they would altogether choose to perform for an organisation that offer continuous Learning & Development programmes as opposed to only good remuneration.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Employee Retention
R Medicine > Healthcare Industry
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > Ireland
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Talent Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2022 15:47
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2022 15:47
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5359

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