Document Category: Workforce Development Planning

Through their Lens: Case Managers’ Experiences of the Child Welfare System

Case managers play a significant role in the child welfare system. Although previous studies have examined the multiple demands and requirements for case managers, few studies have utilized the perspective of case managers to highlight practices and areas of need within the child welfare system. The purpose of this qualitative study was to expand the …

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Listening to the Voices of Children in Foster Care: Youths Speak Out About Child Welfare Workforce Turnover and Selection

Recruitment and retention of an experienced workforce is a problem for most child welfare systems and service providers. High staff turnover places vulnerable children at greater risk for maltreatment, impede timely intervention, and can delay permanency. Workforce attrition estimates across Florida range from 25 percent to 60 percent, mirroring other parts of the country. This …

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Workforce Planning and Development Final Report (Arizona)

This report provides context for the technical assistance offered under the Human Services Workforce Initiative, shares the accomplishments, and includes the many examples of Workforce Planning and Development tools and documents that can be incorporated into the work of other human services agencies. 

Workforce Planning Desk & Reference Guide (Alaska)

This guide is intended for managers and supervisors anticipating recruitment and retentions challenges, and to assist agencies in carefully preparing workforce plans and implementing creative strategies to ensure necessary staff levels and competencies are in place to carry out agency missions. The State of Alaska adapted four-phase Workplace Planning Model: (1) define the future; (2) …

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Workforce Planning Guidelines – GA

This guidelinedeveloped by Georgia State Personnel Administration provides a framework to implement and sustain effective workforce planning. The presentation outlines the key steps of workforce planning: forecasting, analyzing, developing, implementing and evaluating; and explains best practices and benefits of workforce planning, as well as outlines.