Recruitment and retention of professional labour

The health workforce at settlement level

Dean B. Carson, Elizabeth Wenghofer, Patrick Timony, Adrian Schoo, Peter Berggren, Brian Charters, Daniel R. White, Ana Vuin, Jaimee Garrett

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    This chapter proposes that effective recruitment and retention of health (and other) professionals in sparsely populated areas relies on an understanding of the specific location in which the workforce will be based, the workplace and the existing local health workforce. While recruitment and retention is a problem for almost all sparsely populated areas, getting the right ‘place–workforce–workplace’ fit is a process that is specific to individual settlements. The chapter uses research from Australia (attributes of local health workforce) and Canada (attributes of work and the workplace) to illustrate the diversity of contexts for recruitment and retention. Research from Sweden will demonstrate how settlement- ensitive recruits ment and retention programmes may be designed and implemented. Since the mid- 980s, the health sector has invested substantial resources 1 into research and programmes to support recruitment and retention of professional staff in sparsely populated areas of Australia, Canada, the United States and Europe. Thirty years of research has led to a series of ‘general truths’ about recruitment and retention. These include observations about the sorts of people who are attracted to work in sparsely populated areas, the sorts of incentives required to attract those people, and the characteristics of workplaces and host communities that serve to maximise recruitment and retention (henceforth R&R) potential (Wilson et al., 2009). The general truths contain elements of paradox. For example, health professionals...
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSettlements at the Edge
    Subtitle of host publicationremote human settlements in developed nations
    EditorsAndrew Taylor, Dean B. Carson, Prescott C. Ensign, Lee Huskey, Rasmus O. Rasmussen, Gertrude Saxinger
    Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
    Pages320-336
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)9781784711962
    ISBN (Print)9781784711955
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2016

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    Carson, D. B., Wenghofer, E., Timony, P., Schoo, A., Berggren, P., Charters, B., ... Garrett, J. (2016). Recruitment and retention of professional labour: The health workforce at settlement level. In A. Taylor, D. B. Carson, P. C. Ensign, L. Huskey, R. O. Rasmussen, & G. Saxinger (Eds.), Settlements at the Edge: remote human settlements in developed nations (pp. 320-336). [Chapter 14] Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781784711962.00023
    Carson, Dean B. ; Wenghofer, Elizabeth ; Timony, Patrick ; Schoo, Adrian ; Berggren, Peter ; Charters, Brian ; White, Daniel R. ; Vuin, Ana ; Garrett, Jaimee. / Recruitment and retention of professional labour : The health workforce at settlement level. Settlements at the Edge: remote human settlements in developed nations. editor / Andrew Taylor ; Dean B. Carson ; Prescott C. Ensign ; Lee Huskey ; Rasmus O. Rasmussen ; Gertrude Saxinger. Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016. pp. 320-336
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    Carson DB, Wenghofer E, Timony P, Schoo A, Berggren P, Charters B et al. Recruitment and retention of professional labour: The health workforce at settlement level. In Taylor A, Carson DB, Ensign PC, Huskey L, Rasmussen RO, Saxinger G, editors, Settlements at the Edge: remote human settlements in developed nations. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 2016. p. 320-336. Chapter 14 https://doi.org/10.4337/9781784711962.00023