Recovery rates & capability route

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Bookend
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Recovery rates & capability route

Post by Bookend » Wed May 25, 2016 5:09 pm

Hello, I have been applying for IAPT jobs as an HI and have come across a couple of services where, in the past, staff have been put on capability procedures due to not consistently achieving a 50% recovery rate. This has shocked me a bit and I'm wondering whether it is wise to steer clear of jobs where this might be a possibility. I'm wondering if anyone has experience of working in a service where this has happened, or staff have been threatened with this, and how it impacts on staff morale (if that isn't a daft question)? On the one hand I think probably not wise to touch a service where this happens with a barge pole, on the other hand I'm thinking how rigorously could something like this actually be enforced?

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baa
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Re: Recovery rates & capability route

Post by baa » Wed May 25, 2016 8:06 pm

I wouldn't touch them with someone else's bargepole, it screams target driven horror to me.
At least I'm not as mad as that one!

Milka
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Re: Recovery rates & capability route

Post by Milka » Wed May 25, 2016 8:26 pm

That sounds horrendous. :evil:
I've never heard of that happening but fortunately it doesn't happen everywhere in IAPT so steer clear of those places that do because it says a lot about the ethos of the service if managers are going down that route.

Bookend
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Re: Recovery rates & capability route

Post by Bookend » Wed May 25, 2016 8:58 pm

Thanks both. I keep thinking I must have misunderstood because I can't see how it could be legal really or how any service could get away with it, I assume they just wear down staff with performance reviews until they resign. As you say Milka it doesn't point to a supportive attitude from management, thanks again.

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Re: Recovery rates & capability route

Post by alexh » Thu May 26, 2016 7:19 am

Agree in general but don't see what would be illegal about it.

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