Acute shortages of registered nurses mean it is imperative to examine innovations in future workforce planning. Retention of current nurses is a priority in the 2019 NHS interim plan to address this staffing crisis. Drawing on observations, semi-structured interviews, focus groups and documentary analysis of a new accident and emergency ward in a rural National Health Service hospital in England, we seek to contribute to existing HRM theory on workforce skills mix redesign. Specifically, we use a Work Design Questionnaire (Morgeson & Humphrey, 2006) and Expanded Nursing Stress Scale (ENSS) (French et al., 2000) to explore the experiences of nurses in their first year and their intentions to quit. Theoretically, we discuss relational and proactive perspectives and the practical implications of focusing on bedside nursing and new ward facilities when strategic options for emergency health services would be to treat more patients in the community.
|Title of host publication||BAM2019 Conference Proceedings|
|Subtitle of host publication||Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations During Uncertain Times|
|Publisher||British Academy of Management|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||British Academy of Management 2019: Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations During Uncertain Times - Aston University, Birmingham |
Duration: 3 Sep 2019 → 5 Sep 2019
|Conference||British Academy of Management 2019|
|Period||3/09/19 → 5/09/19|
Szulc, J., Davies, J., Fahey, D., & Naik, N. (2019). Resuscitating emergency nurse retention: Redesigning a relational and proactive skills mix. In BAM2019 Conference Proceedings: Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations During Uncertain Times  British Academy of Management.