An investigation in relation to the turnover of Caymanian social workers in the Cayman Islands, their reasons for leaving the profession and its implications for the Department of Children and Family Services and remaining social workers

Evans, Yvonne (2007) An investigation in relation to the turnover of Caymanian social workers in the Cayman Islands, their reasons for leaving the profession and its implications for the Department of Children and Family Services and remaining social workers. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    There are many factors that can influence turnover in any organization. This research explores the reasons why Caymanian social workers are leaving the Department of Children and Family Services, why some choose to stay and what the implications are for those who stay, the Department and for the community. The research attempts to identify possible strategies that the Department can implement to aid the retention of its social work force and which would also enhance the work environment to be a more efficient and productive one. The findings conclude that turnover is an issue in the Department. There are issues that are influencing turnover or affecting the social work staff which need to be addressed by management as they are generating significant costs. These include recruitment, selection and orientations costs, the loss of knowledgeable, skilled and experienced Caymanians, low morale, poor job satisfaction, lack of continuity with clients, decreased productivity, etc. If these issues are addressed it would have a positive impact on the social workers, Department and the community.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Portsmouth Business School > Organisational Studies and Human Resources Management
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/608

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