coprolite Posted November 14, 2022 Share Posted November 14, 2022 For many jobs, it's not a binary choice between pay rises and service provision. If below inflation pay rises increase leavers more than they increase joiners then staffing levels will fall. It doesn't matter how many machines the nhs can pay to maintain if there's no nurses to push the buttons. Any shortfall in employees will be made up through agencies which will cost a fortune. Paying a premium for employees can be efficient. I've used nurses as an example because i know they're having retention and recruitment difficulties. It's not necessarily the same across all professions, maybe there are some that are overpaid and could recruit easily but i'd prefer not to speculate which. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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