HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION
Employee recruitment and retention in the long-term care setting is a major problem that is not new. Much has
been written about this problem but now it has reached epidemic proportions. The reasons for this are varied and
includes new opportunities for women who have traditionally made up most of the staff plus other factors. I
will attempt to define some of the problems in recruiting staff for
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they appreciated the different thing that were
done and that they felt appreciated.
The overall problem with retention can be major but can be handled and controlled in some cases. We may not be
able to keep everyone but keeping and reducing turnover to maybe 50% or less is a major accomplishment and says
something about the facility. The simple fact is that we can't make everyone happy and some limits have to be met.