'Lack of strategy is a strategy!': governmental approaches to international recruitment of healthcare workers

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Author: Vah Jevsnik, Mojca


The projected lack of healthcare workers for many EU/EEA (European Union/European Economic Area) states is significant. The demand is not only due to an increased need for healthcare and social care services in the coming years but also to retirement, high turn-over rates, high student attrition rates and emigration of healthcare labour. Officially, many EU/EEA countries strive towards healthcare labour sustainability. But lack of strategic planning and lack of determination to invest in healthcare workforce training and education, coupled with continuous recruitment from abroad,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Industry; Workforce development; Migration

Keywords: Recruitment; Government role; Skilled migration; Migrants; Public sector; Skill shortage; Labour shortage

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Norway; Europe

Published: Vienna, Austria: European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, 2017

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