The LeadingAge Minnesota Workforce Center is designed to provide members with proven resources to help recruit the highest quality staff, retain exceptional team members, and train career caregivers. Whether we are or designing new initiatives with valued stakeholders, our members are working to elevate our state’s aging services caregiving workforce. Together, we are advancing bold workforce solutions that ensure all Minnesotans have access to the services they need.
In 2016, LeadingAge Wisconsin hosted a workforce forum for members of the association. During a portion of the forum, members discussed recruitment and retention efforts successfully employed within their respective organizations. Several members agreed to share written copies of those strategies with the association. More than 60 examples of recruitment and retention approaches were then posted on a new workforce tools tab in the secure section of the LeadingAge Wisconsin website. New ideas and strategies continue to be added to the workforce tools tab as members share them with LeadingAge Wisconsin.
To access the site, contact Jim Williams, director of member enrichment.
Ohio is experiencing a tidal wave of baby boomers increasing the demand for long-term services, creating increased demand for long-term care services over the next three decades. As the baby boomer generation ages and Ohio experiences an unprecedented increase in its older population, the availability of frontline workers is bleak.
Over the next 20 years, the caregiver support ratio is projected to drop from seven (in 2010) potential caregivers for every person over 80 years to four (in 2030). As a result, the demand for caregivers is expected to increase by 48 percent in the next decade.
LeadingAge Ohio’s efforts to address the workforce shortage include a range of employee recruitment and retention solutions, from working in grades K- 12 to foster awareness of careers in aging to working with OSU’s Alber Enterprise Center to create frontline supervisor training programs.
Our Workforce Center is designed to provide members with proven resources to help recruit the highest quality staff, retain exceptional team members and train career caregivers. Whether we are sharing data about our current workforce environment or designing new initiatives with valued stakeholders, our members are working to elevate our state’s aging services caregiving workforce. Together, we are advancing innovative workforce solutions that ensure all Ohioans have access to the services they need.