Cover: Recruitment and Retention of a High-Quality Healthcare Workforce

Recruitment and Retention of a High-Quality Healthcare Workforce

Published Nov 12, 2005

by Soeren Mattke, Paco Martorell

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Key Findings:

  • A variety of policies exist and have been proven effective to attract healthcare workers. To achieve recruiting targets cost-effectively, these policies have to be carefully chosen to match the goal at hand.
  • During the transition period (now to 12 months), short-term financial and other incentives can be used to attract a temporary workforce.
  • As the situation stabilizes, the focus should be on using incentives and recruiting drives to draw a stable workforce to New Orleans.
  • After about two years, supplemental payments, bonuses and other incentives can be phased out in favor of policies that tackle overall shortages in the industry.

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