Having the right people in the right positions is critical to the success of any agency or organization. It is even more important in organizations that serve families, where the futures of children and families are at stake. The responsibility for recruitment and selection of new staff belongs to all levels of management within the agency--from the executive director, to supervisors, to frontline staff, who may know best what it takes to be successful on the job. All staff are seriously impacted if positions go unfilled or are filled inadequately. The recruitment and retention of direct support workers (that is, frontline staff) are among the most challenging issues facing human service agencies today. This brief presents research about staff selection and describes effective strategies for selecting staff in fatherhood programs.(Author abstract)
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