An examination of the reasons for a persistent recruitment problem in a UK Health Trust found that the Trust had a long hours culture - where staff repeatedly worked over contracted hours. When asked what efforts were being made to reduce the level at which community practitioners worked unpaid overtime the trust responded that all staff in the NHS were expected to work more than the time they are paid for. This culture had created a negative effect on staff perceptions of how much managers care...

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9.6.5 Manage workplace cleanliness, health & safety
9.3.3 Recruit, select & hire employees

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