Innovative Scheduling and Compensation to Grow Your Workforce with GoodLife U
Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (EST)
Now more than ever, agencies cannot afford any instability within the workforce. Labor costs are rising at an unprecedented rate fueled by a dramatically shrinking DSP workforce, increases in both functional minimum wage and insurance costs, and now the COVID pandemic. Organizations face turnover rates exceeding 50%. Reliance on part-time staff is excessive, representing nearly 30% of the workforce (and over 40% of residential services) with the highest turnover rates.
New and safer considerations must be made for how to share staff across sites and organizations must urgently learn how to reduce the number of different people involved in care in order to protect those served. The solution includes innovative schedules that offer front/back and premium pay strategies that powerfully and positively impact DSP wages, capacity to work extra, stability, consistency, overall costs, etc.
In a 40-year collaboration with the University of Kansas, GoodLife has developed strategies to help people with I/DD live with greater independence, while also improving the lives of the DSPs who make this possible.
GoodLife U offers a comprehensive toolbox for measuring and addressing organizational (in)stability amidst the direct labor crisis. Strategies for payroll/benefits, scheduling, neighborhood and without-walls staffing, vacancy coordination, hiring how-to, policy, and funding will be discussed and attendees will receive a review of several impact studies. At GoodLife (and a growing number of agencies across the country) these labor strategies have been put into action and have resulted in lower turnover, an increase in wages for DSPs by $1.40/hr (avg.), fewer vacancies, less reliance on part-time staff, fewer different people involved in care (resulting in higher quality care), improved stability, and more
PRESENTER: MIKE STROUSE
Dr. Strouse is the President/CEO of GoodLife Innovations and its subsidiaries, including iLink Support Technologies, and also holds a courtesy faculty appointment with the University of Kansas Department of Applied Behavioral Science. His work encompasses research, development, and dissemination of evidence-based, nationally-regarded, community service models which include cutting edge technologies
MACSP and ANCOR Member: $35 Non-MACSP or ANCOR Member: $5