Private Duty Conference Spotlight: Education Session on Retention and Recruitment Tactics
December 22, 2015 06:39 AM
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is holding the 2016 Private Duty Home Care Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 1-2, 2016. NAHC Report is highlighting education sessions at the Private Duty Conference, including interviews with faculty and experts, as well as previews of the key takeaways that participants will gain.
The 2016 Private Duty (PD) Conference will include the education session, “Retention and Recruitment Tactics.” The lead faculty for the session, Georjean Sweis, Director, Vising Angels, Living Assistance Services, in Naperville, IL, described the value of the session and the issues it will address.
With an apparent trend in a lower supply of caregiver pool, caregiver recruitment and retention go hand-in-hand in successfully overcoming the ever-increasing challenge to obtain and retain quality caregivers to meet the increasing demand of private duty care as baby boomers age, live longer and prefer to remain in their own home. The session will address ongoing challenges encountered with a lower supply of caregivers and the increase demand for care as well as continued anticipated care demand trends.
Participants will gain a better understanding of viable options and solutions to consider in developing or enhancing their recruitment and retention plan to ultimately attract, hire and retain qualified caregivers to meet the ever-increasing demands for care needs with minimal turnover and costs.
Following is a course description for the education session:
Retention and Recruitment Tactics
Holding on to and gaining more qualified caregivers is one of the industry’s biggest challenges. The changing demands of the job can lead to staff turnover, higher costs, and sub-optimal customer service. In this session, you can pick up recruitment strategies, find out about tools and resources, and learn how to avoid these cycles. This is your guide to monitoring trends and success.
• Recruitment 101: Sources, Process, Tools, and Outcomes
• Using data to formulate retention best practices
• Discuss operational accountability to track effectiveness
Faculty: Georjean Sweis, MBA, Director, Vising Angels, Living Assistance Services, Naperville, IL
Course Level: Intermediate; 1.25 nursing CEs; 1.25 CPEs (NASBA/PHR)
To register for the 2016 Private Duty Conference, click here.