Today my guest is Marie Hart who is Head of HR at Westgate Healthcare. I'd never interviewed someone in a HR role and Marie delivered! She shares some of the steps the company has taken to improve staff retention through different staff engagement initiatives. Everything she shares can be adapted into any care company and some of the ideas were even inspired by the podcast!

I especially loved the wellness fund that Westgate Healthcare have implemented that allows the staff to decide how they want to spend it, Marie shares why they felt this was important to put in place and what the results have been.


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The Westgate Healthcare website is here

See the residents picking up litter in the community here

I talk about The Care Leader's Handbook (again!) and the link to it is here

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As always, thank you for listening! Sophie