CMSA Today - Issue 8, 2015 - (Page 15)

Workforce Strategies Attracting and Engaging Tomorrow's Workforce The Top Five Successful Onboarding and Engagement Strategy Trends BY KEN WILLIAMS F inding and attracting the right employee for any organization can be a challenging task. For organizations looking to attract case/care management talent, the undertaking can be even more mystifying. Why is it so hard to find great talent? A workforce shortage is at the forefront of the issue, driven by health care reform, new models of care, increasing needs within complex populations, emergence of telehealth/virtual health/population health, an aging workforce, and growth in Medicaid managed care and the baby boomer population. To say the least, we have a few things working against us that create complex challenges in finding and attracting the right talent. The challenge is very real and here to stay, at least for the next 10 to 15 years. Now that we have identified the root of the problem, let's move on to discuss some strategies to overcome this perplexing undertaking. Below are the top five trends I see in organizations that have successful onboarding and engagement strategies. "First impressions matter. Experts say we size up new people in somewhere between 30 seconds and two minutes." -Elliott Abrams 1 COMPANY BRANDING/CULTURE The first step in attracting talent to your organization is no different than going on your first date. You have one opportunity to make a first impression, and the type of person you attract is based on how you present yourself. How you are perceived makes people want to work with you or Issue 8 * 2015 CMSA TODAY 15

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CMSA Today - Issue 8, 2015

The Advantages of an Aging Workforce
The Journey to Caseload Management
Featured Resource: Need More Resources on Caseloads?
Attracting and Engaging Tomorrow’s Workforce
Featured Resource: CMSA’s State of the Industry Survey 16

CMSA Today - Issue 8, 2015