Evidence-based research delivers new staff retention tools to nursing homes

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Evidence-based research delivers new staff retention tools to nursing homes
Evidence-based research delivers new staff retention tools to nursing homes
Long-term care providers, who frequently suffer employee turnover rates near 100% annually, have three new resources designed to reduce workforce turnover. The new tools, which were announced Monday by the Better Jobs Better Care Coalition, also can help providers find new employees and create a better work environment for the staff they already have, researchers said.

The tools are the byproduct of four years of investigation, said the director of BJBC, an initiative managed by the Institute for the Future of Aging Services.

"It's no secret that quality in long-term care cannot be achieved without a quality workforce," says Robyn Stone, Ph.D., executive director of IFAS. "These resources make it easy for providers to take lessons from evidence-based research and use them to transform their organizations."

A catalogue of the group's research shows the benefits of job training programs on staff retention, while a short accompanying video highlights real-world examples of the effectiveness of the programs. A "News You Can Use" fact sheet shows providers where to find new pools of potential employees. More information is available at www.bjbc.org.
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