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Work-life balance key to retaining aged care staff

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Aged care providers need to implement flexible working arrangements to boost staff morale and retention, delegates at a national industry congress have heard.

Jessica Fischer, a partner with employment law firm FCB Workplace Law, told the LASA National Congress that it was important for the sector to be more practical towards work schedules to better support the lifestyle needs of staff.

Leave arrangements, time off in lieu of overtime, work location, adjustments in start and finish times, split shifts, voluntary or self-managed rosters approved by managers and adjustable breaks, training and meeting hours are among the areas aged care providers can become more flexible in, Ms Fischer said.

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Source:
Sandy Cheu, 2018, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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