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How to Get and Keep the Best Employees
How to Get and Keep the Best Employees

A Guide to Workforce Innovation Edited by Bill Schmelter, PhD Authors Mitchell Durham, PhD, Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center Michael Flora, MBA, MAEd., Ben Gordon Center Christy Hooper, PHR, Centerstone Alan Mabry, PhD, Core Behavioral Health Centers Sandra A. Mlinarcik, PhD, Seven Counties Services, Inc. Michael Parker, SPHR, GPHR, Richmond Behavioral Health Authority The […]

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  • A Guide to Workforce Innovation
    Edited by Bill Schmelter, PhD

    Authors

    Mitchell Durham, PhD, Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center
    Michael Flora, MBA, MAEd., Ben Gordon Center
    Christy Hooper, PHR, Centerstone
    Alan Mabry, PhD, Core Behavioral Health Centers
    Sandra A. Mlinarcik, PhD, Seven Counties Services, Inc.
    Michael Parker, SPHR, GPHR, Richmond Behavioral Health Authority

    The workforce crisis brewing in the behavioral health industry has not gone unnoticed. Yet, as a whole, the mental health field seems to be moving slowly to address the crisis. Some behavioral health providers believe that the factors contributing to the shrinking pool of trained staff are beyond their control (e.g., insufficient budgets to pay competitive salaries, top-notch students steered away from behavioral health careers). The good news is that there are ways to rise above these workforce challenges and find competent staff to help your organization thrive.

    This book is a compilation of best practices that focus on workforce issues, such as staff recruitment, retention, performance, satisfaction, and leadership development. The contributors are executives of behavioral health organizations from across the country that have implemented innovative workforce strategies and achieved noteworthy success. In each chapter, they give an honest and detailed account of their efforts (including their stumbles) as they address one of our industry’s greatest struggles.

    The book describes feature financial compensation incentives designed to enhance quality and productivity of staff as well as alternative approaches to develop your workforce. The authors provide detailed roadmaps for their change initiatives to guide those interested in replicating their efforts.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Creating a Team for Optimal Performance
    Peer Group Driven Plan for Improving Recruitment, Retention, and Satisfaction
    Rewarding Performance: A Performance-Based Compensation Program
    An Emotional Intelligence-Based Leadership Development Program: Improving Bench Strength
    SPEAK for the Heart of the Matter: Effective Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Direct Support Professionals
    Behavioral Health Employment Branding

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