Horseracing’s Staff Recruitment and Retention Problems

Press/Media: Press / Media

Period19 Mar 2021

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  • TitleIt’s More than the Early Starts. Horseracing’s Staff Recruitment and Retention Problems
    Media name/outletHorses and People
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionFor at least half a century, the multi-billion-pound horseracing industry in the UK has had a hard time keeping staff on board. And that’s not because of the early morning hours or even the modest salaries.
    According to a new study, issues like poor team management, long and unpredictable hours, an increasing number of horses, negative media portrayal, and a lack of praise for a job well done are contributing to high turnover rates in racing yards.
    Producer/AuthorChrista Lesté-Lasserre
    PersonsJane Williams, Emma Davies