Recruitment: Build a Stronger Workforce

Recruitment: Build a Stronger Workforce

Learn innovative approaches to recruit and bolster the pediatric workforce now and into the future.

Children’s hospitals and health systems are evolving the way they recruit their workforce, create environments for teams to thrive, and optimize their staffing — including solutions for rising contract labor costs, staffing shortages in pediatric behavioral health, and new expectations from Gen Z.

Find a collection of these strategies below. If your hospital has a program making an impact, we want to hear from you.


About Children's Hospital Association

Children’s Hospital Association is the national voice of more than 200 children’s hospitals, advancing child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care.


Staffing Strategy: Centralized Hiring Hub Speeds Nurses to the Bedside

One children’s hospital addresses the nursing shortage by shaving time from the hiring process.

How to Reduce Contract Labor

A children’s hospital dramatically reduced its agency staffing hours and saw a 25% reduction in first-year turnover.

Building a Strong Employer Brand

A children’s hospital developed an employee value proposition to better position itself in the marketplace and enhance employee experience.

How to Recruit and Retain Gen Z

A conversation with two experts on the how to succeed with the incoming workforce.

Strategies for Investing in the Children’s Hospital Workforce

Children’s hospitals retain and recruit staff by devoting time and resources to culture building, financial benefits and work flexibility.

Enhancing Recruitment by Empowering Moms

A career reentry program helps stay-at-home parents refresh job skills while building a reliable source of talent.


3 Trends in Employee Benefits at Children's Hospitals

The 2022 benefits survey captures a detailed look at children’s hospital-sponsored benefits compared to prior years.

These Are the Employee Benefits Each Generation Wants

Learn generational expectations to create the perfect employee benefits package.

4 Ways to Increase Recruitment and Retention

Leveraging a large scope of benefits, a children’s hospital shares its methods for low employee turnover and high engagement scores.

Behavioral Health

Building Tomorrow's Behavioral Health Workforce Today

How one children’s hospital is addressing the mental and behavioral health workforce shortage by investing in training and educational programs.

A Behavioral Health Solution With Proven Outcomes

An internal nursing team empowers the frontline staff to care for behavioral health patients—and the results speak for themselves.

A Resourceful Way to Meet Behavioral Health Staffing Demands

An unlikely labor pool provides timely relief for the behavioral health crisis amid staffing shortages.

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Solutions for a Sustainable Workforce

Learn how children's hospitals and health systems are addressing workforce challenges through innovative initiatives and sustainable strategies.

April 23, 2024


Support your staff and engage employees to improve retention and reduce burnout.

April 23, 2024


Prepare for the next generation of pediatric health care workers with inclusive, data-informed strategies.

April 23, 2024