What can communities do?
In Newfoundland and Labrador, the retention of health professionals, especially physicians, has been a long term concern. Through the next decade, the physician shortages experienced in the North American labor market are expected to widen to other health professions. In fact, filling vacancies in the nursing and pharmacy professions has already become a recruitment challenge.
A toolkit has been prepared to act as a guide for recruiters in health care and for community partners who want to introduce a retention strategy to retain the health professionals they successfully recruit. Recruiters closely involved in the hiring process recognize that a retention strategy is most comprehensive when it includes the retention needs of all potential candidates, including those attracted from the local, national and international marketplace.