This white paper examines health and human services (HHS workforce) trends, skill sets in demand, and state and local government employment projections for the 2016 to 2026 period.

Many of the HHS workforce challenges are not new: competition with the private sector, workloads and stress, and limited or unpredictable resources. Yet many talented individuals remain dedicated to public health and human services careers where they can help others and strengthen their communities.

Innovations in the Health and Human Services Workforce: State and local governments prepare for the future

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence’s annual survey of workforce issues found that the magnitude and urgency of the challenges facing the HHS workforce are among the key drivers prompting leaders to adopt innovative management practices. This white paper explores leading local and state government human resources practices that support the HHS workforce, including partnership strategies, succession planning, talent management, employee engagement programs and professional development and growth opportunities. State and local government leaders now recognize they need high-quality data, creativity, and a credible plan to address the aging HHS workforce and ongoing turnover.

Download this highly informative white paper to learn more about how innovative management practices could help your workforce deal with the current challenges it faces.