This article explores how different types of peer support are associated with staff retention. The study is based on data from 1,703 child welfare workers employed in one county and two statewide agencies across the country.
Document Category: Turnover
This information packet examines the predictors and costs of turnover and strategies to support effective recruitment and retention. The packet includes workforce development strategies to support effective recruitment and retention.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
This paper summaries project activities, from eight university programs, to develop, field test, revise, implement, evaluate, and disseminate an effective and comprehensive training curriculum and model for recruiting and retaining a competent workforce in public child welfare agencies
This paper provides a systematic review of research and outcomes studies to examine “what works” in regard to recruitment and retention in child welfare and to illuminate the specific methodology and definitions used to frame those studies.
This section provides resources on the challenge of retaining workers in child welfare, describing the factors that contribute to worker turnover, and reporting on efforts to reduce turnover and improve retention. Included are examples of national, State, and local efforts to assess the causes of worker turnover and address those causes through workplace and systemic …
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.