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Retaining Behavioral Healthcare Employees Of The Millennial Generation, David W. Gomel Jan 2015

Retaining Behavioral Healthcare Employees Of The Millennial Generation, David W. Gomel

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As a result of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the behavioral healthcare field is experiencing an increased demand for services. This increase is based on the availability of healthcare coverage to an estimated 13.4 million previously uninsured individuals. To meet this demand for treatment, the workforce of behavioral health therapists must grow. The largest generation entering the workforce, the Millennial Generation - those born after 1980 - is believed to lack commitment to their employers, frequently vacating their positions for the next best offer. The purpose of this case study was to determine factors that both affect retention and ...