b'Annual Report 2021/22 In the Republic of Ireland, we enhancedHR & pay for sicknessabsence andRecruitment maternityIn coming out of the COVID pandemic we facedone of the most challenging labour markets in a lifetime. People were re-evaluating their relationship with work, which meantReconfigured benefits package:seeking opportunities that providedhealthcare for allflexibility, a closer alignment withincreased cycle to work thresholdspersonal values and opportunities todeath-in-service benefitdevelop meaningful careersthisaccess to Calm mentalresulted in the Great Resignation wellbeing appwith a significant amount of movementWagestream (early access to payacross the labour market, highscheme for those findingdemand for talent and a significantthemselves in unexpected short- increase in vacancies. Praxis Care wasterm financial hardship)not immune to any of this. Despite all of this we have been able to maintain our headcount at 1,865 employeesLooking back, I am amazed at how across our jurisdictions. With risingmuch the L&D, HR and Recruitment demand for our services this hasdepartments were able to accomplish resulted in an increased vacancy rateunder very trying circumstances. I am and wider use of agency staff. proud of them all and look forwardto seeing how they continue to teach, Read on to hear about some of thesupport and develop their colleagues incredible staff who were honoured at Praxis Care into the future.as winners in the 2022 Staff Awards. There are too many excellent colleagues to name and this isonly a snapshot of some of the Aidan Dalygreat work happening in theDirector of HRorganisation. and Corporate Services58'