Retaining high-quality employees: Contextual considerations and strategies for facilitating retention within child care settings
Quichocho, D., Lucier-Greer, M., Nichols, L. R., O’Neal, C. W. (2019). Retaining high-quality employees: Contextual considerations and strategies for facilitating retention within child care settings. Auburn, AL: Military REACH
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The purpose of this report was to review promising practices with regard to employee retention that can be applied to child care programs. More specifically, in this report, contextual factors that affect retention are presented, and best practices that encourage employees to remain with an organization are discussed. These practices include hiring well, fostering a healthy workplace environment, offering growth opportunities, cultivating high-quality leadership, providing flexibility, supporting wellness, and integrating employee input.
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Quichocho, Davina, Lucier-Greer, Mallory, Nichols, Lucy, O’Neal, Catherine Walker
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University, DQ
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University, MLG
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University, LRN
Department of Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia, CWO
retention, high-quality employees, workplace environment, productive, workplace retention
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This product was developed as a result of a partnership funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) between the DoD’s Office of Military Family Readiness Policy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) through a grant/cooperative agreement with Auburn University. USDA/NIFA Award No. 2017-48710-27339, Principal Investigator, Mallory Lucier-Greer.