This fall, millions of eager (and some not so eager)
students returned to secondary schools, technical schools,
and universities and are preparing for their first full-time
jobs. This is a time of adventure,
excitement, and uncertainty as graduation is now only a few
months away. Remember back in the day when this was you???
The U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services reports that nearly all states will
experience a shortage of qualified health care workers within the next
20 years.Job openings in
nursing, long-term care, and direct care fields alone are expected to
increase and will reach a level of 29 to 45 percent vacancy by 2020. Healthcare,
like most industries, has experienced the ups and downs of the labor
cycle in the past, but this time the shortage is not expected to be
The richest source of knowledge on
attracting and retaining your workforce is your employees.Just ask them!
Employee turnover is a problem for almost all employers.A normal amount of turnover is to be expected, but
inflated turnover rates are costly, impair the effectiveness
of operations, and drain time and resources critical from your
how does a company identify turnover if it is a problem and
design strategies to minimize turnover?This article recommends three measurement tools that
can critical to quantifying and minimizing turnover.
Aging Workforce: Battling the Brain
Attracting and retaining skilled and motivated employees
is crucial to the long-term profitability of any organization.Because of the expense involved with seeking out,
hiring, and training new employees, mitigating turnover is a
major problem on the horizon for employers is that almost 40%
of the workforce is nearing retirement, and the pool of
applicants entering the workforce is shrinking.By the year 2008, 34.1% more workers will be in the
50-59 age group than ten years prior.Based on 2002 census data, almost half of the
’ workforce is over the age of 40.Adding to the issue is the percentage of workers
between the ages of 25 and 40 will have decreased by over 15%.
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