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CHAASE Hosts 5th Annual Fall Forum: "Human Resources Practices in the Senior Care Field.”

Thursday, September 12th, 2019 marked the date of the Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence (CHAASE) Fall Forum, titled “Human Resources Practices in the Senior Care Field.” The Center welcomed three experienced panelists to discuss the importance of human resources practices in the field of health and aging services. The three panelists were Robert Siebel, Peter Corless and Scott Lester.

Robert Siebel is currently the President and CEO of Carriage Health Care Companies. Peter Corless is the EVP of Enterprise Development, Onshift.   Scott Lester is a Professor in the Management and Marketing Department at UW-Eau Claire.   Each panelist brought forward their unique experiences and background in the human resources and health care industries to provide insight, tips, and knowledge for the audience. Dr. Doug Olson, director of CHAASE and assistant professor of health care administration, served as the moderator.

Attendees were able to learn about the importance of exceptional human resource practices in the field of health and aging services, which is struggling with staffing issues. There is an opportunity for academics and practitioners to help inform and influence the aging services field during this challenging time of staffing about both fundamental and new creative solutions to help address this issue. Promoting the advancement and implementation of effective human resource practices across the continuum of senior care requires progressive leadership and a commitment to improving the environment for staff.  The quality and sustainability of human resource approaches and new models for approaching the challenges of this labor market depends on good evidence, high impact practices and new partnerships to chart the future course of the field.