Innovations in the Health and Human Services Workforce
State and local governments face greater competition for talent even as the demand for specialized health and human services (HHS) jobs grows, according to a new report from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) and Kronos. The research includes examples of successful retention strategies and innovation, and it highlights the key drivers behind long-term HHS employment trends: the aging of the U.S population and cost constraints on government spending.
These findings are contained in a new report, Innovations in the Health and Human Services Workforce: State and Local Governments Prepare for the Future. This report was researched and written by SLGE’s Elizabeth Kellar and Gerald Young and released in collaboration with Kronos.
Among the notable content area multi-agency approach to tackling the opioid epidemic in Dayton/Montgomery County, Ohio, and a discussion of key retention strategies undertaken by a range of jurisdictions to onboard new staff, emphasize the public service mission, and provide for career growth opportunities.