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Preventing a “revolving door” workforce: Lessons from the literature

January 1, 2002

Bureau of Aging and Long Term Care Resources, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

This article analyzes the causes of high turnover among direct-care workers through a review of literature and research. According to the author, the most promising strategies for reducing turnover are rooted in improving workers’ pay and benefits, building opportunities for broader worker participation, and providing meaningful training. The article also provides examples of worker cooperatives, which have been successful in reducing turnover rates.

Contributing Authors
Whitaker, Julie

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