What is the average length of employment of a caregiver staff at your company? How does your company minimize employee turn-over?
Our actual staff retention rate has remained fairly constant at around 65%, which means that in a given year, at least 65% of those who were employed with us at the beginning of that year are still employed with us by the end of that year. It is our goal to have every employee stay with us for at least four years. Of course, we want to keep our best staff forever, but we know that’s not realistic. We encourage all employees to pursue their dreams, and understand if we are not included in those plans. However, we do offer several opportunities for advancement within our organization, as evidenced by the number of employees in higher positions who started as direct care staff or first line supervisors.