As an employer you may want to know whether there are workforce shortages in your area and why. You may want to understand what attracts pharmacists and technicians to particular jobs and places, and whether your workforce is satisfied with their work. Knowing what the key drivers are for keeping experienced men and women in the workforce may help with your recruitment and retention initiatives.
If you work in a school of pharmacy our research about what attracts students to study pharmacy could help with undergraduate recruitment strategies; what students want out of their pre-registration training and where students go straight after their early training could help inform decisions about placements.
Information about graduates’ career choices and early destinations on leaving university, and information about attrition, may be useful to schools of pharmacy as part of their quality assurance procedures; knowing about uptake of and preferences for learning and training may be highly informative for providers of continuing or post foundation education or technician trainers.
With workforce planning and attention to skill mix issues key to delivering appropriate health care, data on workforce supply and demand can help support decision-making by policy-makers at national and local levels; what the workforce thinks about regulatory issues, about supervision, about service developments, can help inform policy development by the profession and government.