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What's Driving High DSP Turnover Rates?

In a previous blog post, the topic of turnover rates among direct support professionals (DSPs) was discussed. However, the past few months have seen the trend continue despite projected hiring surges in the health care industry. Unfortunately, this has a direct negative impact on people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDDs). But, if you learn to understand their key driving...

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How Mobile Technology Aides in Training DSPs

Mobile technology is changing the U.S. in profound ways. According to U.S. News, the number of smartphone owners in the U.S. doubled in the last four years. More importantly, people of all demographics are embracing the mobile revolution, but surprisingly, the number of younger adults who own computers has actually dropped.

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5 Fun Ways to Reconnect With Your Staff During National DSP Recognition Week

In September 2015, Congress reaffirmed a resolution to define National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week as the second week of September in 2015 and 2016, reports Congress.gov. This year, it will begin September 11, explains the National Advocacy Campaign, and as organizations around the country start to prepare, many supervisors and executives are struggling to find ways to show...

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Minimum Wage and the Revolving Door: Poor Pay and High Turnover Rates of Direct Support Professionals

The movement to increase minimum wage to $15 per hour for all workers is gaining momentum across the nation. In response, many local and state governments are raising their lowest wages above the $7.25 federal minimum wage set in 2009. Much of the discussion about raising the minimum wage focuses on workers in entry-level positions, especially in fast food. These discussions rarely include...

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Do Your DSPs Have the Skills and Motivation They Need?

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