Encyclopedia of Public Health

2008 Edition
| Editors: Wilhelm Kirch

Recruitment and Retention Schemes

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5614-7_2946


Recruitment and retention schemes are systematic approaches of organizations to fill vacancies and to keep personnel from leaving the organization. Such approaches may also apply to professional training schemes leading to graduation. Recruitment means to identify potential candidates and to convince selected persons to take up the job or training. Incentives offered to (future) personnel may be financial/material or non‐material in nature. Examples include the improvement of physical working conditions, salary increases, facilitation of return after ‘family breaks’, policies for promotion, training opportunities, special conditions for insurance schemes, or support for housing and transport.

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