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"Family sensitive" policies can attract employees to human service organizations.
In this era of a shrinking labor pool, managers of human service organizations can adopt "family-sensitive" policies to attract and retain skilled employees. Employers in private business are focusing on what their companies are doing in order to compete for skilled employees as the labor market tightens. Increasing numbers are adopting policies that enable employees to manage child care and elder care responsibilities. A discussion describes ten options that human service administrators can tailor to fit the needs of their employees and the nature and economics of their organization. These child care, elder care, and family-sensitive policies directly affect the competitiveness and long-term health of human service organizations. (Journal abstract, edited.)