Factors Contributing At The Behavioral Health Sector Of Public Service

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Intended Audience As a result of an unusually high turnover rate of 33% within the first 90 days of employment, Partners in Behavioral Milestones’ (PBM) upper management and the company involved in the acquisition must understand the factors leading to such high turnover and low retention rate (M. Goff, personal communication, June 29,2016). Additionally, while the company performed services in the behavioral health arena and focused on the highest behavioral disruptive individuals in the Kansas City, Missouri area, DMH and other state agencies had a great deal interest in the staffing capabilities of PBM (M.McGraw, personal communication, August 5, 2016). Therefore, the purpose of this investigation will be to study the factors contributing to the turnover/retention of employees in the behavioral health sector of public service. Ultimately, the research would serve as basis for PBM to develop retention strategies for their workforce. Moreover, other researchers in the same realm of investigation would have a vested interest in the strategies and processes needed to retain health services employees across the market place. Because there existed a number of factor contributing to employee intent to leave and/or rention, civil service mangers would be interested in the outcome of such research (Battaglio & French, 2016). Likewise, those in academia would have a great deal of interst in the outcomes of this study as they continue to understand and apply the same analysis
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