2019 was a difficult year in the home healthcare industry with regard to staffing and recruiting. However, the problems with retaining qualified professionals can’t be boiled down to simply staffing, but rather the lack of an established recruiting network and “plans for engagement and succession.” http://bit.ly/2SDuN70
Ask home health operators for their top challenge in 2020, and again and again, the answer comes back: staffing. In the 2019 State of Home Health Care Staffing Survey from Home Health Care News, 66% of respondents said that staffing challenges are “very impactful” on their organizations’ ability to grow business.
But dig a little deeper and you’ll find that “staffing” is too simple a concept.
“We’ve got a retention problem in this industry more so than a recruiting problem,” says Eric Sharber, a principal at Simione Healthcare Consultants, which acquired Scharber’s Exact Recruiting Solutions three years ago.