The workforce shortage is having a critical impact across Kentucky’s key industries, particularly health care. With a statewide hospital workforce vacancy rate of 17.1 percent, the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) has provided resources to hire five new regional manager positions dedicated to health care as part of the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Workforce Center Talent Pipeline Management (TPM®) program. Four of the five positions are now filled while the search for the fifth regional manager is still in progress. The TPM® program is designed for businesses to play a larger role in building their talent supply chains. Working with the regional hospital TPM® managers, hospitals and health care systems will have the opportunity to join together in a collaborative effort to:
- Implement and build talent supply chains that support career awareness, career exploration, and career experience opportunities in the hospital industry;
- Recruit talent into the hospital systems and educational programs;
- Identify preferred providers to help build diverse and equitable talent pipelines;
- Align public and private resources to develop and maintain talent pipelines; and
- Identify and share regional best practices to support critical jobs needed for various types of hospitals.