Personnel Risk

RiskExamples of personnel risk include:

  • difficulties with recruitment and retention
  • staff shortages as a result of turnover or sickness or leave
  • ill health
  • working patterns.

Examples of risk-reduction measures include:

  • offering staff good terms and conditions
  • putting in place employment contracts
  • ensuring staff are multi-skilled (to avoid single points of failure)
  • maintaining good staff communication systems (e.g. staff meetings and appraisal)
  • establishing contacts with providers of agency staff
  • agreeing succession planning and deputising arrangements.