What matters in recruiting public health employees: Considerations for filling workforce gaps

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We examined factors that influence the decision to join the public health workforce. In this crosssectional study, we used 2010 secondary data representing 6939 public health workers. Factors influencing the decision to take jobs in public health were significantly associated with specific previous employment settings. Respondents generally rated organizational factors as more influential than personal factors in terms of their decision to work in governmental public health. Leaders should consider tailoring recruitment efforts to maximize job uptake and enhance the potential for long-term retention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e33-e36
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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What matters in recruiting public health employees : Considerations for filling workforce gaps. / Yeager, Valerie A.; Wisniewski, Janna M.; Amos, Kathleen; Bialek, Ron.

In: American journal of public health, Vol. 105, No. 12, 12.2015, p. e33-e36.

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