The Right People for the Job (2002). A publication for agencies and individuals with disabilities offering straightforward information on how to recruit, assess, and select direct care workers for home and community-based care. Published by the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute and MEDSTAT.
The ToolBox.AWeb site providing a variety of tools for Direct Support Professionals and their supervisors, including information about the bookThe New Supervisor: Strategies for Supporting and Managing Frontline Staff by Linda LaPointe.
Responding to the Challenge of a Changing Workforce (2002). A journal article discussing recruitment strategies for use with non-traditional groups such as Baby-Boomers, Generation Xers, and racial and ethnic minorities. Authored by Dennis Doverspike, Marianne Taylor, Kenneth Shultz, and Patrick McKay and published in the journalPublic Personnel Management, 2000, 29(4).
American Society for Training and Development.Through its Web site and other resources ASTD provides extensive information for training and staff development professionals in a variety of fields. Resources include its publication Infoline, a single-topic how-to reference that addresses training questions. Among the many topics in Infoline are team-building, successful orientation programs, and identifying core competencies for job success.
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