Four Recruitment and Retention Case Scenarios
By Marcia R. Gibson, Ed.D.
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Scenario 3: The Effect of Losing Staff Members during a Staff Reduction Discuss the emotional and motivational effect on staff when a staff reduction occurs. Consider the challenges in recruiting for positions that were lost due to a reduction in staff. Share ideas on how to initiate long-term retention strategies in light of staff reductions.
Scenario 4: The Effect of Additional Workload on Continuing Operations Discuss the challenges facing employers who must hire quickly. Note that existing policies may affect the process, the approval mechanisms and budgets. Discuss retention issues for existing staff with additional workloads. Consider scheduling the staff acquisition in stages; the ﬁ rst stage to meet pressing needs and the next stages to meet long-term needs.
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SUGGeSteD reaDINGS Below is a list of suggested readings that may provide real-world insight from organizations faced with similar situations. These readings are intended to be self-study.
Scenario 1 1. Recruitment Strategy for the Goddard Space Flight Center. http://ohcm.gsfc.nasa.gov/wfstatistics/home.htm 2. VETS Report on Afﬁ rmative Action Employment Program for Women and Minorities. http://www.dol.gov/vets/afﬁrmative/action.pdf 3. Recruitment Incentive. http://www.opm.gov/oca/pay/html/recbonfs.asp 4. Recruiting Stars: Top Ten Ideas for Recruiting Great Candidates.