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IHS Retention: People Smart

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Recruitment and Retention Tools

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Employee retention must become a priority. The consequences of not addressing this issue are too critical to ignore. Vacancy rates can limit access to service and severely impact the ability of IHS to deliver its mission. Through strong retention practices, IHS can save as much as twice an employee's salary in terms of billable hours, recruitment staff time, new hires orientation, relocation expenses and costly contractors to fill positions.

Meeting this challenge begins with attracting and retaining the best professional staff possible. The following resources are part of the PeopleSmart initiative put in place to raise awareness of the issue, define steps to be taken at the national, Area and local levels and provide tools for leadership to bring about change.

From ideas to help care for the well-being and job satisfaction of professional staff to tips on practicing retention from the day a health care professional is hired, the Recruitment Toolkit, Retention Toolkit, Retention Quick Reference Guide and other PeopleSmart tools will assist Indian health program leadership's efforts to retain quality health care professionals, while continually reinforcing a culture of retention.

 

 

Retention Toolkit
Retention Toolkit

2008 PeopleSmart Insights — IHS CEO Brief

Volume 2, Issue 1 [PDF - 43KB]
Volume 2, Issue 2 [PDF - 43KB]
Volume 2, Issue 3 [PDF - 43KB]
Volume 2, Issue 4 [PDF - 42KB]
Volume 2, Issue 5 [PDF - 45KB]
Volume 2, Issue 6 [PDF - 43KB]
Volume 2, Issue 7 [PDF - 43KB]
Volume 2, Issue 8 [PDF - 43KB]

2007 PeopleSmart Insights — IHS CEO Brief

Volume 1, Issue 1 [PDF - 41KB]
Volume 1, Issue 2 [PDF - 42KB]
Volume 1, Issue 3 [PDF - 42KB]
Volume 1, Issue 4 [PDF - 42KB]
Volume 1, Issue 5 [PDF - 42KB]
Volume 1, Issue 6 [PDF - 42KB]
Volume 1, Issue 7 [PDF - 43KB]
Volume 1, Issue 8 [PDF - 40KB]
Volume 1, Issue 9 [PDF - 40KB]

PeopleSmart Insights
2011 PeopleSmart Insights

Volume 1, Issue 1 [PDF - 261KB]
Volume 1, Issue 2 [PDF - 263KB]
Volume 1, Issue 3 [PDF - 242KB]
Volume 1, Issue 4 [PDF - 283KB]
Volume 1, Issue 5 [PDF - 265KB]

2011 PeopleSmart Insights - Focus on Retention

Volume 4, Issue 1 [PDF - 43KB]
Volume 4, Issue 2 [PDF - 263KB]
Volume 4, Issue 3 [PDF - 44KB]
Volume 4, Issue 4 [PDF - 45KB]

Volume 4, Issue 1 (HTML Version)
[ZIP - 61.3KB]

Volume 4, Issue 2 (HTML Version)
[ZIP - 61.7KB]

Volume 4, Issue 3 (HTML Version)
[ZIP - 61.9KB]

Volume 4, Issue 4 (HTML Version)
[ZIP - 62.2KB]
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