There’s trouble at t’ mill


Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|Bob Ferguson on trying to find staff – and finding staff trying.| Winning jockeys often attempt to put their own efforts into some sort of perspective by emphasising the important part that their mounts have played in the proceedings. “I couldn1t have done it without the horse,” they1ll say modestly. As statements of the obvious go, that one is in a league of its own, but it does make you reflect on what exactly makes the world go round, how your own business works as it does. In the care home industry, for example, employers are not known for sharing the credit with their staff – the people who, day in day out, put the Å’care1 in care home, without whom the establishment would be little more than a shell. That1s probably because they regard them in much the same light that Henry Ford is said to have viewed trade unions: a necessity, for sure, but one that he wished he could do without. If only there weren1t those staffing notices and requirements. Many years ago, when I was contemplating the possibility of





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