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Is Pay Really a Driving Influence on the Recruitment and Retention of Nurses in the Irish Health Services?

Ryan, Fiona (2019) Is Pay Really a Driving Influence on the Recruitment and Retention of Nurses in the Irish Health Services? Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to answer the question “Is Pay Really a Driving Influence on the Recruitment and Retention of Nurses in the Irish Health Services?”. There are many different factors, which influence both the recruitment and retention of all employees including pay. The impact of these various factors is investigated in this thesis and the aim is to answer the question is pay the driving factor or are there additional factors which have a greater effect on the recruitment and retention of Irish nurses.

Health services globally are suffering of high turnover. Nursing shortages have been acknowledged as not only a national issue in Ireland but also worldwide. Ireland currently have a growing and ageing population which is putting an increased pressure on existing nursing staff working in Ireland. Currently the Irish Health Services are struggling to fill its nursing vacancies and the country is said to be losing many of its nursing graduates to attractive foreign countries who are seen as offering better pay, working conditions and career progression. This nursing shortage reached its peak when members of the Irish Nursing and Midwifery Organisation (INMO) decided upon strike action in early 2019 and demanded pay increases.

In an attempt to answer the research question, a quantitative method was used. An online survey was distributed through “Survey Planet” to all the participants and received responses from nurses working in both the public and private sector in Ireland. There were a total of 99 responses received from the survey.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Employee Retention
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Recruitment
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 10:06
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 10:06
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3953

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