By the year 2024, direct care workers are projected to add more new jobs in our economy than any other single occupation. Your ability to achieve and sustain a competitive edge in this difficult labor market will require intentional steps to be the employer of choice in your community. Together, we’ll explore the demographics influencing the availability of workers, discuss threats stemming from other service sectors, and share a range of innovative practices from quick wins to longer term strategies that lead to significant improvements in recruitment and retention.
- Explain the key factors contributing to the workforce shortage
- Identify at least 3 strategies to improve employee recruitment
- Identify at least 3 strategies to improve employee retention
- Explain the impact of supportive supervision on retention