Document Category: Turnover

2016 State Roundtable Report: Caseworker Retention Workgroup (Pennsylvania)

This report explores the data and impact of retention and turnover of Pennsylvania’s child welfare caseworkers. Also included in the document are slides from Helen Chalane, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW and Mike Byers, MSW’s presentation titled Child Welfare Workforce Retention: State and National Perspectives and Chester County DCYF slides on onboarding.

Five Steps to a Stronger Child Welfare Workforce: Hiring and retaining the right people on the frontline

Recognizing that turnover, retention and hiring the right people during organizational stress is difficult, the Annie E. Casey Foundation put together a five-step process to measurably improve the vacancy rates and assist in caseworker decision-making. The process briefly goes over the inspiration and vision building process, then dives deeper into the how-to of implementation with …

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Recruitment & Retention: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes the article “In Search Of Innovation: A National Qualitative Analysis of Child Welfare Recruitment and Retention Efforts”, a national qualitative study that explores recruitment and retention strategies within state child welfare agencies and the perceived effectiveness of these strategies examines utilized and underutilized strategies that have been employed to help alleviate child …

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Commitment in Public Child Welfare: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes three journal articles that highlight findings of research exploring influences on recruitment and retention of public and private child welfare employees and the effect of worker commitment to their agency and the field. The studies offer suggestions of innovative methods to improve workforce retention.

Retention: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document highlights findings of a ten-year study examining the personal and organizational factors that impact length of employment and retention of child welfare caseworkers, and offers workplace interventions and strategies to move toward achieving a more stable workforce.

Tool-Kit – Competency-Based Retention Strategies

The tool-kit is designed for public-sector and non-profit child welfare administrators and Human Resources Management professionals who are trying to understand the causes of staff turnover and looking for retention tools